Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

  • Episode #93: Tute Costa of General Assembly

    Episode #93: Tute Costa of General Assembly

    Aug 14, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Tute Costa of General Assembly talks about trotting around the globe while balancing remote work.  Show Notes: Tute Costa (twitter githib blog) 00:39 – Tute Costa Introduction 00:50 – General Assembly 02:02 – Moving Around On the Job 07:25 – Future Plans 08:27 – Work Process 09:27 – Pair Programming Tools 10:34 – Team Communication 14:03 – Tute Costa: On working remotely

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  • Episode #92: Wade Foster of Zapier

    Episode #92: Wade Foster of Zapier

    Aug 7, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Wade Foster of Zapier, talks about the qualities he looks for in hiring a person to work on a distributed team, several newly mentioned tools for remote workers, and different ways to stay connected to your team members. Show Notes: Wade Foster (twitter github blog) 00:44 – Wade Foster Introduction 01:18 – Zapier 01:45 – Becoming a Distributed Team 04:01 – Hiring a Person to Work Remotely 06:25 – Tools 19:02 – Team Process 24:45 – Random Check-ins 27:19 – Monthly One-on-Ones

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  • Episode #91: Robert Rouse of CrankApps

    Episode #91: Robert Rouse of CrankApps

    Jul 24, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Robert Rouse of CrankApps, talks about managing a remote team, hiring processes, and communication lessons learned. Show Notes: Robert Rouse (twitter github) 00:35 – Robert Rouse Introduction 00:43 – Management of Remote Teams Experience 04:57 – Communication & Outsourcing 08:20 – Hiring 10:23 – Career Evolution 11:54 – Lessons Learned 13:06 – CrankApps 15:16 – Daily Routine 16:55 – Remote Setup & Work/Life Balance 22:33 – CrankApps Products

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  • Episode #90: Andrew Culver

    Episode #90: Andrew Culver

    Jul 17, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Andrew Culver, talks about how to handle working remotely while traveling and important aspects, such as equipment and a reliable Internet connection, to consider to make it a positive experience for everyone involved. Show Notes: Andrew Culver (twitter github) 00:34 – Andrew Culver Introduction 01:14 – Working Remotely 02:08 – Work/Life Balance 04:53 – Asynchronous Work 09:44 – Noise-cancelling Headphones 13:06 – Quality Microphones 16:07 – Reliable Internet Connection 18:24 – Flexibility

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  • Episode #89: Mark Simoneau

    Episode #89: Mark Simoneau

    Jul 10, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Mark Simoneau, talks about working remotely sometimes vs full-time, bringing past remote work experiences to present situations, his unique “cloffice” setup, and maintaining growth as a developer by pair programming. Show Notes: Mark Simoneau (twitter github blog Letspair) 00:36 – Mark Simoneau Introduction 01:00 – Working Remotely Sometimes vs Full-time 02:53 – Working with a Remote Team 03:54 – Work/Life Balance 06:57 – Utilizing Earlier Experience with Remote Work 08:38 – Working for a Distributed Startup 12:12 – Flexibility 13:04 – Office Setup 17:20 – Pair Programming  

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  • Episode #88: Tomasz Stachewicz of Rebased.pl

    Episode #88: Tomasz Stachewicz of Rebased.pl

    Jul 3, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Tomasz Stachewicz of Rebased.pl, talks about working remotely from Warsaw, Poland. He gives tips for handling client anxiety regarding hiring remote workers, taking advantage of timezone differences, and life hacks for maintaining a good work/life balance. Tip: Get a dog! Show Notes: Tomasz Stachewicz (twitter github blog) 00:38 – Tomasz Stachewicz Introduction 02:59 – Team Locations 03:44 – Team Interaction 04:30 – Client Interaction 05:02 – Working Remotely 09:57 – Timezone Differences 13:38 – Work/Life Balance 16:27 – Projects

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  • 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 amaxwell@empowerit.com) 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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