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.

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Ezekiel Templin (twitter / github)
Paper Cavalier
papercavalier/dotfiles

00:52 – Ezekiel’s background and introduction

  • Located in Meadville, PA
  • Works on large-scale Ruby Projects that interact with all forms of APIs that have to do with dealing books online
  • Paper Cavalier has offices in Brooklyn, NY and London

02:02 – Traveled as a new employee to offices to meet people in person

02:26 – Tools

03:55 – Pairing

04:34 – Working remotely

  • Previously worked remotely minus pairing
  • VIM
  • TMUX

05:27 – Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset

  • Long-term use
  • USB extender
  • Charge while you use

10:56 – Google+ Hangouts

  • Phenomenal free service
  • Use on phone
  • Presentations over screensharing

13:40 – Schedule stretching to accommodate time zones

16:08 – Choosing where you work from

  • Cost of living

17:42 – Paper Cavalier

19:01 – Getting hired

  • Get involved in open-source projects
  • Have an active Github account

20:35 – Advice for remote workers

  • Patience with technology
  • Patience with the people you work with
  • Get enough sleep
  • Hang out with co-workers in real life if possible
  • Make eye contact

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