Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

  • Episode #83: Interview with Tom Moor of Sqwiggle

    Episode #83: Interview with Tom Moor of Sqwiggle

    May 29, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, cofounder Tom Moor, talks about Sqwiggle: an application that allows remote teams to work together throughout the day. Show Notes: Tom Moor (twitter github blog [email protected]) 00:41 – Sqwiggle 01:52 – Constant Visual Connection 05:56 – Capturing Faces 08:08 – Awareness vs Monitoring 08:58 – Features 10:44 – Origin 13:22 – Video & Audio Quality 16:06 – Competing with Google+ Hangouts? 17:17 – Upcoming Features

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  • Episode #82: Interview with Amos King

    Episode #82: Interview with Amos King

    May 22, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Amos King, talks about his experiences working remotely and gives a pretty cool background noise resource for those lonely times. Show Notes: Amos King (twitter github blog) 00:39 – Amos King Introduction 01:43 – Commute 03:02 – Asynchronous Communication 04:44 – Backgound Noise 06:25 – Companies & Promoting Remote Work 08:16 – Transitioning into working remotely 13:18 – Amos’ Office 16:21 – Having spare time 17:47 – This Agile Life Podcast

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  • Episode #81: Interview with J Sherwani and Vishal Kapur of Screenhero

    Episode #81: Interview with J Sherwani and Vishal Kapur of Screenhero

    May 8, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, J Sherwani and Vishal Kapur talk about Screenhero: a new and convenient collaborative screen sharing application.  Show Notes: J Sherwani (twitter linkedin) Vishal Kapur (twitter github linkedin) 01:01 – J Sherwani Introduction 01:35 – Vishal Kapur Introduction 02:17 – Screenhero 02:43 – Presentation Tools vs Collaboration Tools 05:10 – Proxying 05:54 – Inventing Screenhero 08:15 – The Screenhero Team 09:48 – Use Cases 12:49 – Proxying Desktop Audio 13:41 – Feature Requests 15:34 – In The Works/Improving Screenhero 18:33 – Using Screenhero while Collocated 20:31 – Mobile to Mobile App 23:26 – Work for Screenhero!

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  • Episode #80: Interview with Ernie Miller of LivingSocial

    Episode #80: Interview with Ernie Miller of LivingSocial

    May 1, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Ernie Miller of LivingSocial, talks about his transition into managing a dispersed team, “Optimizing for Happiness”, and dealing with distraction. Show Notes: Ernie Miller (twitter github blog) 00:41 – Ernie Miller Introduction 01:07 – Transition to leading a dispersed team 02:25 – Remote Working Days 03:31 – “Optimizing for Happiness” 06:52 – Dealing with Recruiters 09:26 – Considering Remote Work 12:02 – Dealing with Distraction 15:25 – Remote Meetings 16:51 – Ernie’s Remote Team

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  • Episode #79: Interview with Nick Adams of Hudl and remotejobs.co

    Episode #79: Interview with Nick Adams of Hudl and remotejobs.co

    Apr 24, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Nick Adams of Hudl and remotejobs.co, talks about living and working in Rochester, New York, and starting a remote jobs board for companies dedicated to specifically hiring remote workers and people specifically looking to be them. Show Notes: Nick Adams (twitter github blog) 00:37 – Nick Adams Introduction 01:35 – Hudl as a Distributed Team 02:02 – Nick’s history with remote work 04:29 – Tools 07:46 – Challenges of working remotely 09:08 – Making Hudl a dispersed team 09:42 – Living in Rochester, New York 13:21 – remotejobs.co 19:39 – Advice for companies looking to hire remote workers

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  • Episode #78: Interview with Jonathan Mason of VersaPay

    Episode #78: Interview with Jonathan Mason of VersaPay

    Apr 17, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Jonathan Mason, of VersaPay, talks about life living in Victoria, British Columbia, and the importance of documentation and visibility to others while working on a distributed team. Show Notes: Jonathan Mason (twitter github) 01:28 – Introduction 02:45 – Life in Victoria 05:55 – VersaPay and it’s distributed team 07:32 – Team Work Process 10:22 – Challenges of working on a remote team 15:01 – In-person Team Interaction

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  • Episode #77: Interview with Elliot Rodriguez

    Episode #77: Interview with Elliot Rodriguez

    Apr 10, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Elliot Rodriguez talks about his experiences on a distributed team, overcoming isolation, and being able to work remotely for as long as possible. Show Notes: Elliot Rodriguez (linkedin) 00:54 – Elliot Rodriguez Introduction 02:04 – Wanting to work from home 05:54 – Working with a distributed team 12:25 – Video Conferencing 13:15 – Overcoming Isolation 14:23 – Ideal Work Environment 16:05 – Sticking with the remote working lifestyle

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  • Episode #76: Interview with Zee Spencer

    Episode #76: Interview with Zee Spencer

    Apr 3, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Zee Spencer dives deeply into the remote pair programming aspect of working remotely, covering topics such as pairing pitfalls, remote work station setups, and ways that the process could be improved. Show Notes: Zee Spencer (twitter github blog Growing Developers Podcast) 00:57 – Zee Spencer Introduction 01:41 – History with Remote Work 05:04 – Pair Programming 11:08 – Pairing Pitfalls 13:28 – Remote Pairing Setup 20:23 – The State of the Art in Pair Programming 22:56 – Dev Bootcamp

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  • Episode #75: Interview with Javier Gonel

    Episode #75: Interview with Javier Gonel

    Mar 20, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, software engineer Javier Gonel, talks about living and working remotely from Greece and why he enjoys commuting and having the freedom to work from interesting places. Show Notes: 01:11 – Javier Gonel Introduction 03:37 – Working Remotely 07:19 – Benefits of Working Remotely 08:46 – Enjoying Commuting 09:42 – Working from Interesting Places 13:34 – Advice for people thinking about moving to remote work

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  • Episode #74: James Costa and Matt Herron of The Phuse

    Episode #74: James Costa and Matt Herron of The Phuse

    Mar 13, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, James Costa and Matt Herron of The Phuse, discuss task management, overlap meetings, and the concept of code audits. Show Notes: 01:04 – James Costa (twitter blog) Introduction 01:20 – Matt Herron (twitter) 01:31 – The Phuse (site twitter blog dribbble) 02:43 – History of being a remote company 05:54 – Task Management 09:00 – Overlap Meetings 11:00 – In-person Meetings 12:48 – Benefits of having a distributed team 16:27 – Code Audits 18:33 – Distributed working challenges

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