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  • 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

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  • Happy Holidays from Wide Teams

    Happy Holidays from Wide Teams

    Dec 23, 10 • In Site News

    Things are a little slow around here as I’m busy preparing for the holidays. I just wanted to take a minute to wish all the readers season’s greetings and a very happy holidays! I’ve got some great articles and podcasts lined up for the new year, but until then I’ve collected some links to guest articles you might have missed. With all the holiday hustle and bustle I haven’t had time to prepare any new articles or podcasts. In lieue of that, here are some links to guest posts I’ve done for other sites over the past months. The Seven Hats of a Successful Remote Worker: an article for WebWorkerDaily, talking about the extra responsibilities a remote worker needs to be mindful of in order to stay effective. Busting Down the Office Door about how

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  • Celebrating Six Months of Wide Teams!

    Celebrating Six Months of Wide Teams!

    Dec 8, 10 • In Site News

    It’s our 6-month anniversary! Come join us for a look back over our first half-year of existence, and tell us what you want us to cover in the future. Six months ago (technically, six months ago yesterday) I published the first Wide Teams blog post. Since then I’ve interviewed dozens of remote workers, made a lot of awesome new friends, and confirmed that a lot of people are interested in the subject of geographically dispersed teams. We’ve even been featured in the Wall Street Journal! Some stats as of today, for the record: 82 posts, and 122 comments. 21 episodes of the Wide Teams podcast. 119 RSS feed subscribers. 227  people follow @wideteams on Twitter. 37 Facebook fans. Here are our five most popular posts over the last six months: Ironically, the most popular post

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