Archive for June, 2013

  • Episode #87: Mike Hostetler of appendTo

    Episode #87: Mike Hostetler of appendTo

    Jun 26, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Mike Hostetler, Founder and CEO of appendTo, talks about establishing a successful and completely distributed company, the importance of presence and responsiveness, and building team dynamics. Mike Hostetler (twitter github blog) 00:42 – Mike Hostetler Introduction 02:43 – Establishing a Remote Company 05:32 – Tools and Strategies 07:12 – Presence 10:58 – Onboarding Process 12:21 – Human Relationships 16:09 – Client Relationships 18:12 – Team Dynamics 21:03 – Lifestyle Flexibility 24:35 – appendTo Projects

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  • Episode #86: Dave Frey of Haiku LMS

    Episode #86: Dave Frey of Haiku LMS

    Jun 19, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Dave Frey of Haiku LMS, talk about being the first remote worker on a distributed team, remote pair programming, and his own work/life balance. Show Notes: Dave Frey (twitter github) 00:36 – Dave Frey Introduction 01:08 – Haiku LMS 05:14 – Being the first remote worker on a distributed team 06:35 – Team Dynamic 07:58 – Remote Pairing 09:30 – Work/Life Balance

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  • Episode #85: Allen Maxwell of EmpowerIT

    Episode #85: Allen Maxwell of EmpowerIT

    Jun 12, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Allen Maxwell of EmpowerIT, talks about several remote tools and resources, collaborative drawing and design, and making remote working work. Show Notes: Allen Maxwell (twitter github [email protected]) 00:36 – Allen Maxwell Introduction 03:09 – Working Remotely 06:46 – “A Day in the Life” 07:24 – Working with Team Members 10:17 – The Evolution of Remote Tools and Pair Programming 14:25 – Making remote working work 16:43 – Collaborative Drawing & Design 21:10 – Face-to-face meetings and nonverbal cues

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  • Episode #84: Interview with Jay Hayes of Big Nerd Ranch

    Episode #84: Interview with Jay Hayes of Big Nerd Ranch

    Jun 5, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Jay Hayes of Big Nerd Ranch, talks agile software development and overcoming isolation and communication issues while working remotely on a distributed team. Show Notes: Jay Hayes (twitter github blog) 00:39 – Jay Hayes Introduction 01:54 – Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) 03:23 – “A Day in the Life” 05:18 – Topography of Big Nerd Ranch 07:18 – Free Time 08:32 – Challenges of going from collocated to remote work 10:37 – Isolation & Personal Development

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