Posts Tagged ‘distributed teams’

  • Episode #101: JoseLuis Torres

    Episode #101: JoseLuis Torres

    Oct 30, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, JoseLuis Torres, a remote worker from Mexico, talks about his experiences working for a NYC-based startup and the challenges behind that, why it is so important to over-communicate, and to never be afraid to ask questions to clarify expectations. Show Notes: JoseLuis Torres (twitter [email protected]) 01:06 – JoseLouis Torres Introduction 02:04 – U.S. Companies hiring from Mexico 04:16 – Challenges of working for U.S. Companies Remotely 08:26 – What Distributed Companies Do Wrong & Fixes 12:19 – Asking Questions 14:43 – Communication Tools 15:22 – Advice for Others Looking to Get Into Remote Work

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  • Episode #100: Warren Wright

    Episode #100: Warren Wright

    Oct 23, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Warren Wright shares his story about how the game World of Warcraft helped him break into the world of remote working while taking with him some very valuable management lessons learned from playing the game. Show Notes: Warren Wright (twitter) 01:09 – Warren Wright Introduction & History w/ Remote Work 09:12 – Management Lessons Learned via World of Warcraft 13:27 – A Day in the Life 15:42 – Office Setup 17:20 – Free Time

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  • Episode #99: David Tate

    Episode #99: David Tate

    Oct 16, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, David Tate talks about his various blog posts that he’s written regarding remote work, offers more resources to learn about it, and is even coming out with his own book in the future regarding the subject. Show Notes: David Tate (twitter blog) 00:59 – David Tate Introduction 02:15 – Blog Posts 04:42 – Isolation 05:55 – Lessons Learned 10:18 – Beginning/End of Day Rituals 13:10 – Flexibility, Accessibility & Napping/Sleep Habits 28:18 – Managing a Relationship with a Significant Other 36:30 – The Book

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  • Episode #98: Dave Haeffner and Jason Fox of Arrgyle

    Episode #98: Dave Haeffner and Jason Fox of Arrgyle

    Sep 25, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Dave Haeffner and Jason Fox of Arrgyle chat about they’re experiences working both together and remotely, and heartily agree that it’s important to avoid burnout by taking it easy on yourself and your schedule. Show Notes: Dave Haeffner Jason Fox Arrgyle 01:13 – Being a dispersed team 02:31 – Backgrounds working remotely 04:33 – Flexibility 07:30 – Schedules 11:41 – Products 15:35 – Advice

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  • Episode #96: Ryan Wilcox of Fanzter

    Episode #96: Ryan Wilcox of Fanzter

    Sep 4, 13 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Ryan Wilcox talks about team setups, lessons learned, and coping with collocated colleagues. Show Notes: Ryan Wilcox (twitter github blog flavors.me) 00:58 – Ryan Wilcox Introduction 03:17 – Transitioning into remote work 05:58 – Team Setups 10:23 – Tools & Equipment 14:42 – Meeting as a Team 15:37 – Flexibility of Remote Work 16:36 – Coping with Collocated Colleagues

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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 #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 #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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