Archive for September, 2012

  • Episode #51: Lonocloud

    Episode #51: Lonocloud

    Sep 26, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Aaron Brooks, Chris Houser, and Alan Dipert, of Lonocloud, share their distributed team’s hiring strategy, topic-oriented versus individual-oriented meetings, and yours/mine protocol while pairing. Show Notes: Lonocloud Aaron Brooks (twitter github blog) Chris Houser (twitter github blog) Alan Dipert (twitter github blog) 00:47 – Introduction & background 02:27 – Location 03:41 – History of distributed team 06:40 – Hiring developers 08:16 – Difference between remote work and fully distributed work 12:08 – A day in the life of Lonocloud 17:22 – Topic-oriented meetings versus individual-oriented 19:34 – Tools 26:05 – Yours/Mine protocol while pairing 28:38 – Splitting up work

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  • Episode #50: Shaun Eutsey of Terenine Technology Solutions

    Episode #50: Shaun Eutsey of Terenine Technology Solutions

    Sep 19, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Shaun Eutsey, of Terenine Technology Solutions, talks about kids being a big reason to transition into the work-from-home-community, cool remote tools distributed teams can use, and having the opportunity to never stop learning while working. Show Notes: shauneutsey.com @shauneutsey 00:45 – Shaun Eutsey introduction & background 02:16 – Why Shaun is working remotely 04:00 – Interviewed with Terenine twice before getting his current job 09:30 – Distribution of Terenine 12:20 – Day-to-day work experience 15:10 – Tools 22:58 – Drawbacks of working remotely 25:30 – Pair programming 30:20 – Tips for remote workers

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  • Episode #49: Wade Minter and Andrew Berkowitz of TeamSnap

    Episode #49: Wade Minter and Andrew Berkowitz of TeamSnap

    Sep 12, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    Wade Minter and Andrew Berkowitz, of Teamsnap, chat about their company’s need for not so many formalized meetings, why all distributed workers and teams should dabble in improvisation, and being the right candidate to gain remote work. Show Notes: Teamsnap.com andrewberkowitz.com @andrewberkowitz @minter 00:45 – Wade Minter and Andrew Berkowitz Introduction 01:51 – What is TeamSnap? 02:17 – Location 02:52 – History of TeamSnap 05:13 – A day in the life 06:46 – Meetings 10:00 – Challenges 11:54 – Identifying people who work well remotely 13:30 – Improv 23:46 – Flexibility in work/life balance 26:02 – How to find remote work and be the right candidate

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  • Episode #48: Kevin Old of DicomGrid

    Episode #48: Kevin Old of DicomGrid

    Sep 5, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    Kevin Old, of DicomGrid, talks about the concept of “think time,” his theories on people solving problems subconsciously, and the importance of trusting other team members and talking things out as a group. Show Notes: Twitter: @kevinold kevinold.com 00:44 – Kevin Old Introduction & Background 02:15 – Benefits of remote work 07:20 – A typical day 11:40 – Working remotely for DicomGrid 14:00 – Communication setup 17:30 – Collaboration 20:00 – Remote culture 24:30 – Building trust 27:18 – Bringing someone on board a remote team 33:30 – Advice for distributed teams

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