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.

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Show Notes:

Bob McWhirter (twitter / blog / Red Hat / Project Odd)

00:47- Introduction & Background

  • Has worked at Red Hat for the past 6 years
  • Has been in the remote industry for 15
  • Lives in rural Virginia

01:40 – History with remote work

02:46 – Red Hat

03:58 – Daily life

05:13 – Open-source experience & team management

  • Communication: artifacts created by tooling
  • Team memory

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

  • Flexibility
  • Hours
  • Measuring production

17:42 – Building notoriety via open-source

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