Posts Tagged ‘conferences’

  • RailsConf Wrap-Up

    RailsConf Wrap-Up

    Jun 11, 10 • In Uncategorized

    It’s been a whirlwind week. It was only Sunday night when I decided to accelerate my plans and launch at RailsConf 2010. The subsequent days have been exhausting and amazing. I roamed the halls of RailsConf in the Wide Teams “Phoney Hat”, talking to people about remote work and distributed teams. I’m overwhelmed by the responses I received. So many people were eager to talk to me about their experiences with remote work. I recorded over a dozen interviews with developers and managers who are either working with dispersed teams now or who have done so in the past. I talked to members of two-person teams and fifty-person teams. I spoke to teams who are all located in the same general area, and teams that are spread across the globe. I was even able to record a round-table discussion

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  • Hello RailsConf!

    Hello RailsConf!

    Jun 8, 10 • In Uncategorized

    I just got home from having a fantastic time socializing at the Pratt Street Ale House across the street from RailsConf 2010. It’s been tremendously exciting to talk to so many people who are working on distributed teams, or are considering moving to distributed work. The conversations I’ve had have served to confirm my suspicions: there us a tremendous pool of experience in doing remote work out there, scattered across many organizations. And there is a great deal of curiosity about dispersed teamwork. What’s needed is a place for the knowledgeable and the curious to come together. That’s what Wide Teams is all about. I’ll be at RailsConf all week, armed with a microphone and a silly hat. I’ll be recording interviews with Ruby and Rails developers about their experiences with distributed teams. All of these interviews will be

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