Posts Tagged ‘distributed teams’

  • 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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  • Episode #63: Ryan King of Sharpsaw

    Episode #63: Ryan King of Sharpsaw

    Dec 19, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Ryan King of Sharpsaw, talks about some cool tools and tricks of the trade for remote pairing, security measures to take, and overcoming resistance to the practice. Ryan King (twitter github rking on Freenode) Sharpsaw Sharpsaw on Github 00:59 – Ryan King Background & History 02:16 – Pairing Remotely 04:18 – tmux Command to run a shared tmux (replaces the `weemux` program, which is overcomplicated, in my opinion): Start with: tmux -S /tmp/pair chmod 777 /tmp/pair # only needed the first time Pair does: tmux -S /tmp/pair a 08:05 – Mosh, the Mobile Shell 11:52 – Open-Source Pairing 15:31 – Pair Programming 19:22 – Pairing Security 20:52 – Yak Shaving 22:12 – Benefits of Pairing

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  • Episode #62: K3 Integrations with Gary Benton, James Pellow, Dallas Reedy and John Ash

    Episode #62: K3 Integrations with Gary Benton, James Pellow, Dallas Reedy and John Ash

    Dec 12, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Gary Benton, James Pellow, Dallas Reedy, and John Ash, of K3 Integrations, talk about experiences working outside the country, communication tools, and keys to getting hired if you want to work remotely. Show Notes: Gary Benton James Pellow Dallas Reedy John Ash K3 Integrations 00:47 – James Pellow Introduction 01:42 – John Ash Introduction 02:56 – Dallas Reedy Introduction 03:35 – Gary Benton Introduction 04:20 – K3 Integrations 05:05 – Location 05:33 – Becoming a distributed team 07:41 – Company size 08:21 – Company Individual Interaction 09:25 – Gary working outside the country 10:56 – Communication Tools 13:47 – Daily team interaction 15:37 – Intentional Communication 20:00 – Freedom and Flexibility 21:14  – Overcoming Distractions 24:50 – Recruiting New Hires 25:48 – Getting Hired to Work Remotely

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