Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

  • Episode #73: Eric Farkas of TalentSoup

    Episode #73: Eric Farkas of TalentSoup

    Mar 6, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Eric Farkas of TalentSoup, talks dealing with timezone disparities, overcoming cultural differences, and sharing values with others for successful remote work. Show Notes: 00:37 – Eric Farkas (twitter blog) Introduction 00:59 – Working Remotely 02:31 – Dealing with Timezone Disparities 03:36 – Cultural Differences 05:29 – Working for TalentSoup Remotely 09:40 – Day to Day Life & Communication 13:11 – Yahoo says no to telecommuting 15:02 – Advice for people seeking remote work

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  • Episode #72: Matt Groves of Telligent

    Episode #72: Matt Groves of Telligent

    Feb 27, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Matt Groves of Telligent talks about choosing to work remotely and prior hesitations, fantasy remote tools, and gives us a preview of his soon-to-be published book, Aspect-Oriented Programming in .NET. Show Notes: 00:36 – Matt Groves Introduction 02:15 – Choosing Remote Work 03:16 – Daily Life and Tools 04:41 – Pair Programming 06:03 – Pros and of Working Remotely 06:58 – Challenges of Working Remotely 07:42 – Fostering a Distributed Working Community 09:19 – Fantasy Remote Tools 11:25 – Sticking w/ remote work or going back to office life 12:35 – Work Schedule 14:48 – Upcoming book: Aspect-Oriented Programming in

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  • Episode #71: Tomasz Szymanski of SoftwareMill

    Episode #71: Tomasz Szymanski of SoftwareMill

    Feb 20, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, CEO Tomasz Szymanski of SoftwareMill, talks about running a remote company from Warsaw, Poland and how he and his team interact using different methods of communication and interesting tools. Show Notes: 00:38 – Tom Szymanski Introduction 01:50 – History and Growth 04:23 – Working Together 08:49 – Tools 12:47 – Flexibility 14:39 – Social Interaction 15:08 – Advice for other remote teams Retrospectives

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  • Episode #70: Sophia Le and Matthew Kirk of Modulus 7

    Episode #70: Sophia Le and Matthew Kirk of Modulus 7

    Feb 13, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Sophia Le and Matthew Kirk of Modulus 7, talk about being a husband and wife consulting team, remote challenges and benefits, and the importance of separating your home life from your work life. Show Notes: Sophia Le (twitter) Matthew Kirk (twitter) 00:39 – Introductions 02:04 – On-site and remote work 04:09 – Remote Work Challenges 06:59 – Benefits of working remotely 09:14 – Government Telecommuting Jobs 13:15 – Communication with Clients 17:32 – Quality of Life 18:47 – Advice for Remote Consultants (especially a husband & wife team)  

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  • Episode #69: Adam Ochonicki, James Welle and Rachel Donovan of Articulate

    Episode #69: Adam Ochonicki, James Welle and Rachel Donovan of Articulate

    Feb 6, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Adam Ochonicki, James Welle and Rachel Donovan of Articulate, tell us what it’s like to work remotely from their perspectives, share some handy tools of the trade, and discuss various working anxieties and concerns. Show Notes: Adam Ochonicki (twitter github blog) James Welle (twitter, github) Rachel Donovan (twitter github) Articulate 00:51 – Rachel Donovan Introduction 01:04 – James Welle Introduction 01:29 – Adam Ochonicki Introduction 01:52 – Articulate 03:18 – Screenr 04:02 – Daily Life 08:13 – Studio 09:34 – Working Hours 12:06 – Becoming Remote Workers 20:00 – Water Cooler Chat 21:14 – Challenges of Working Remotely 23:29 – Second-guessing your work ethic 26:37 – Getting Hired at Articulate

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  • 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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  • Episode #64: Ryan Bigg of Spree Commerce

    Episode #64: Ryan Bigg of Spree Commerce

    Dec 26, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Ryan Bigg of Spree Commerce, talks about what it’s like to be a remote worker from Melbourne, Australia. Ryan Bigg (twitter github blog) Spree Commerce 00:55 – Ryan Bigg Introduction & Background 01:29 – Spree Commerce 02:03 – Spree as a Distributed Team 04:14- Daily Interchange 05:55 – Timezone Difference/Communication 06:50 – Remote Work & Isolation 08:22 – Transitioning into a Distributed Team 09:24 – Flexibility

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