Archive for October, 2012

  • Episode #56: Evan Light

    Episode #56: Evan Light

    Oct 31, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Evan Light, a freelance software developer and mentor, talks about working with an apprentice, remote mentoring, and the power of reflection and education through suffering. Show Notes: Evan Light (twitter / blog / Ruby DCamp / Triple Dog Dare)  00:52 – Evan Light Introduction 01:03 – History with remote work 02:36 – Adjusting to working from home 06:28 – Day to day work process 07:32 – Pairing with clients 08:20 – Working with an apprentice 10:07 – Remote mentoring 12:40 – Pomodoroing 13:54 – Working with larger distributed teams 17:09 – Regular Agile Retrospectives 20:54 – Reflection 28:00 – Do what you love and share it with other people and it pays you back

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  • Episode #55: Troy Davis and Eric Lindvall of Papertrail

    Episode #55: Troy Davis and Eric Lindvall of Papertrail

    Oct 24, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Troy Davis and Eric Lindvall, of Papertrail, talk about seeking out and choosing the right teammates, team overlap, and organic growth. Show Notes Troy Davis (twitter / github / blog) Eric Lindvall (twitter / github / blog) Papertrail (website / twitter) 00:57 – How their distributed team evolved 01:43 – Finding the right teammate(s) 04:10 – Living situations 04:48 – Airbnb 05:42 – Troy’s travelling 07:02 – Team interaction and dividing work 08:42 – Avoiding using predictions and promises 10:18 – Work tactics 11:15 – Team overlap 13:27 – Maintaining continuity & company values 15:54 – Advice for distributed teams 17:26 – Arguing 20:43 – Papertrail: Hosted log management by and for engineers    

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  • Episode #54: Steven R. Baker

    Episode #54: Steven R. Baker

    Oct 17, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Steven R. Baker, shares his experiences facilitating a remote team in Canada, his philosophies that led to working remotely, Show Notes: Steven R. Baker (twitter / blog) 01:10 – Steven Introduction & Background 02:01 – Working from the road 03:07 – VersaPay: Bank transfers in Canada 05:16 – Coordinating 06:34 – Managing the distribution of work 08:03 – Avoiding knowledge silos 10:15 – Looping others into a project 11:33 – Philosophy that led to working remotely 15:04 – Finding business 17:23 – Facilitating/encouraging a remote team 25:41 – Team building offsite days

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  • Episode #53: Josh Ballanco

    Episode #53: Josh Ballanco

    Oct 10, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Josh Ballanco of ELC Technologies, talks about working remotely from Ankara, Turkey, the trials and tribulations of sorting through remote work job postings, pairing, and yak shaving days. Show Notes Josh Ballanco (twitter / github) ELC Technologies 01:00 – Josh Ballanco Introduction & Backgroud 02:48 – Why Ankara? 03:24 – Distribution of ELC Technologies 06:22 – Remote work job postings and securing a job 09:13 – Turkey 12:38 – Coordinating & leading a dispersed team 14:50 – Pairing 18:16 – Yak Shaving Days 19:32 – Communication outside of pairing 22:15 – Communication is key

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  • Episode #52: Gabe Hollombe

    Episode #52: Gabe Hollombe

    Oct 3, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Gabe Hollombe, talks about his adventures traveling throughout Southeast Asia while working for a company based in Australia. He discusses staying connected to the Internet and home-based coworkers, traveling with coworkers, and essential equipment for the vagabond programmer. Show Notes: Gabe Hollombe (twitter / github / blog) Tutoring Australasia Pairkit.com 00:37 – Gabe Hollombe Introduction & Background 01:48 – Traveling 04:20 – Staying connected to the Internet while traveling 05:35 – Staying connected to the team back in Australia 06:30 – Nha Trang, Vietnam 08:03 – Traveling with coworkers 08:42 – Adjustment for “home team” to have coworkers working away 10:28 – Tutoring Australasia 12:11 – Lessons learned from making the change to working on-site to off-site 14:18 – Start smaller (traveling) 16:08 – Equipment for the vagabond programmer 19:55 – Key advice

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