Archive for November, 2012

  • Episode #60: Derek Haynes and Andre Lewis of Scout App

    Episode #60: Derek Haynes and Andre Lewis of Scout App

    Nov 28, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Derek Haynes and Andre Lewis of Scout, talk about meeting and getting to know each other before working together, coworking spaces, and distributed teams unique to big companies versus small companies. Show Notes: Scout 00:59 – Derek Haynes 01:51 – Andre Lewis 02:36 – Scout 03:25 – Working apart remotely 09:33 – Work environments 12:08 – Previous experience working remotely 13:53 – Mistakes people make with remote work 16:08 – Advice for remote workers 17:38 – Distributing work

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  • Episode #59: Daniel Yoon of Sleepy Giant

    Episode #59: Daniel Yoon of Sleepy Giant

    Nov 21, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Daniel Yoon of Sleepy Giant, talks about his experience as being “the new guy” on a team located on the other side of the world, knowing whether you’re responsible enough to effectively hold a remote position, and shares a resourceful list of companies who are known to hire remote workers. Show Notes: Daniel Yoon (twitter / github) Sleepy Giant 01:00 – Introduction & Background 01:40 – Working for a U.S. company while located in China 04:01 – Identifying companies that allow you to work remotely 05:43 – Interview Process 07:29 – Headsets 09:50 – Interview Process (cont’d) 10:53 – Advantages of working remotely 13:58 – Home office connection 17:36 – Getting introduced/introducing yourself as a new team member 31:12 – Advice for remote reworkers

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  • Episode #58: Bob McWhirter of Red Hat

    Episode #58: Bob McWhirter of Red Hat

    Nov 14, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Bob McWrirter of Red Hat, talks about communication as in artifacts created by tooling, remote workers as black sheep, and gaining notoriety via open-source. Show Notes: Bob McWhirter (twitter / blog / Red Hat / Project Odd) 00:47- Introduction & Background 01:40 – History with remote work 02:46 – Red Hat 03:58 – Daily life 05:13 – Open-source experience & team management 07:58 – Commit messages 09:26 – Email/mailing lists 10:04 – Dividing work 11:48 – Poor remote work experiences 15:21 – Reasons to work remotely 17:42 – Building notoriety via open-source

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  • Episode #57: Ezekiel Templin of Paper Cavalier

    Episode #57: Ezekiel Templin of Paper Cavalier

    Nov 7, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Ezekiel Templin, of Paper Cavalier, talks about schedule stretching to accomodate time zones, choosing where you work from, and the importance of hanging out and meeting with co-workers to achieve the best remote working experiences possible. Show Notes: Ezekiel Templin (twitter / github) Paper Cavalier papercavalier/dotfiles 00:52 – Ezekiel’s background and introduction 02:02 – Traveled as a new employee to offices to meet people in person 02:26 – Tools 03:55 – Pairing 04:34 – Working remotely 05:27 – Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset 10:56 – Google+ Hangouts 13:40 – Schedule stretching to accommodate time zones 16:08 – Choosing where you work from 17:42 – Paper Cavalier 19:01 – Getting hired 20:35 – Advice for remote workers

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