Archive for January, 2013

  • Episode #68: David Worth of Big Nerd Ranch

    Episode #68: David Worth of Big Nerd Ranch

    Jan 30, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, David Worth of Big Nerd Ranch (formerly Highgroove), talks about working as a dispersed company, overcoming lonliness, and the practical value of remote pairing. Show Notes: David Worth (twitter github Big Nerd Ranch) 00:40 – David Worth introduction 01:50 – Highgroove -> Big Nerd Ranch 04:25 – Challenges of working with a dispersed team 06:20 – Lifestyle as a remote worker 08:44 – Overcoming lonliness 10:24 – Tools 13:43 – Pairing 24:23 – Big Nerd Ranch

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  • Episode #67: Joel Glovier of appendTo

    Episode #67: Joel Glovier of appendTo

    Jan 23, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, I talk to Joel Glovier. Joel is a user experience designer and front end developer currently working full time for appendTo, where he was recently part of the TIME.com responsive redesign and Zumba.com redesign, among other cool projects. He also does lots of other fun side projects like remotejobs.io, devte.es, and userbase.io. He has been working remotely in some form or fashion since 2007. Show Notes: Joel Glovier (twitter blog dribbble jag.is) 00:39 – Introduction 01:27 – Working Remotely 04:23 – appendTo 08:53 – Transitioning into Remote Work 10:39 – Time Structure 12:35 – Joel’s Side Projects 14:18 – Remote Jobs 17:17 – Advice for Future Remote Workers

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  • Episode #66: Nick Gauthier

    Episode #66: Nick Gauthier

    Jan 16, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Nick Gauthier, a freelance consultant, talks about transitioning into freelancing, his unique hardware and office setup, and demo screencasts being a useful tool in business. Show Notes: Nick Gauthier (twitter github blog) 00:38 – Introduction 01:31 – Working Remotely as a Freelance Consultant 05:11 – Working from Home 06:46 – Transitioning into Freelancing 08:05 – Hardware/Office Setup 12:35 – Demo Screencasts 16:37 – Software Compatibility Issues 18:40 – Advice and Tips for Wannabe Remote Consultants 21:45 – Nick’s Book Projects

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  • Episode #65: PhishMe

    Episode #65: PhishMe

    Jan 9, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Stephen Ball, Jon Druse, Eileen Carpenter,  and Shaun Ambrose of PhishMe, talk about company growth, team gelling, and working flexibly. Show Notes: Stephen Ball (twitter github blog) Jon Druse (twitter github screeninator) Eileen Carpenter (twitter github blog) Shaun Ambrose (blog) 00:36 – Introductions 01:42 – PhishMe 03:06 – Organization of the Company 04:36 – A Day in the Life 07:10 – Pair Programming 07:57 – Company Growth 09:16 – Hiring Process 10:27 – Gelling Remotely 13:57 – Flexibility 18:54 – Working Set Hours

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