The Future of Wide Teams

The Future of Wide Teams

Sep 22, 14 • In Featured, Site News

If you’re reading this you’ve almost certainly noticed that this site hasn’t been updated for a while. The fact is that between running RubyTapas, appearing the Ruby Rogues podcast, writing books, and various other commitments I haven’t had time to keep up the Wide Teams podcast.

In the years since I kicked off this show, running around interviewing people at RailsConf with a cheap mic and a silly hat, the landscape of distributed work has changed a lot. It’s far more common now to see technology jobs listed as “local or remote”. Popular books have been written about the distributed work revolution. And more and more, the technologists I talk to are familiar with the tools and practices of remote collaboration. I like to think that this podcast played a tiny role in promoting and facilitating this “new normal”.

Does the Wide Teams podcast still have a role to play, now that remote collaboration is more commonplace in modern work? I honestly don’t know. And that’s where you come in: I’d like to hear from you, the listeners, about what (if anything) you’d like to see from this site in the future. Realistically speaking, I don’t think I’ll have the time to play as big a role as I used to in future Wide Teams content. But if you’d like more shows, more articles, more tool reviews, etc. then I’d be happy to try and find a replacement to shepherd Wide Teams into a new chapter.

So let me know in the comments. Do you want to see more? If the show goes on, would you want the same kind of content, or is there a new direction you’d like to see it take? Talk to me!

Finally, whether the show goes on or not, I just want to say thanks. I couldn’t have gotten over a hundred episodes out the door without the support of listeners. Thanks for listening, thanks for reading, thanks for the great feecdback, and thanks for spreading the word about the show!

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2 Responses to The Future of Wide Teams

  1. I always liked the show and have learned a lot for my personal work from it. Things like “leveling the playing-field” by using the same mechanism regardless wether you’re remote or local helped a lot to get a better team culture.

    I would love to hear new episodes, once a month or every other month might be enough. But I understand that you have different things on your plate. If nothing else, please make Part 2 of “Episode #102: Dave Denis Part #1 – Going Remote”. This should be interesting.

    Either way: thanks for creating the podcast in the first place. I enjoyed it and learned a lot.

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