Posts Tagged ‘railsconf’

  • Wide Teams Podcast Episode 13: Interviews with Jody Alkema and Peter van Hardenburg

    Wide Teams Podcast Episode 13: Interviews with Jody Alkema and Peter van Hardenburg

    Sep 13, 10 • In Interviews, Podcast

    Two final interviews from RailsConf 2010 this week. The first is with Jody Alkema, a web developer with Domain 7 who spoke to me about his experience augmenting his Agile software team with some remote help. The second is with Peter van Hardenburg, a developer at Heroku who is transitioning back to a collocated team after a couple years of working remotely

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  • Wide Teams Podcast Episode 12: Interview with David Rogers

    Wide Teams Podcast Episode 12: Interview with David Rogers

    Sep 7, 10 • In Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode I talk to Ruby on Rails software developer David Rogers of Beacon Interactive Systems about his experiences working collocated, fully remote, and as a part of a mixed collocated/remote team

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  • Wide Teams Podcast Episode 11: Interview with John McCaffrey

    Wide Teams Podcast Episode 11: Interview with John McCaffrey

    Aug 30, 10 • In Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode I talk to John McCaffrey, a software consultant who specializes in ironing out performance problems in Ruby on Rails applications. In the course of his consulting he works with dispersed teams, and in this interview he delivers a detailed rundown of the tools and workflow involved in doing Agile software development in a distributed team

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  • Wide Teams Podcast Episode 7: BohConf Roundtable Part 2

    Wide Teams Podcast Episode 7: BohConf Roundtable Part 2

    Jul 26, 10 • In Podcast

    This episode features the conclusion of a roundtable about dispersed teams held at BohConf, an unconference held within RailsConf 2010. In this part, the participants talk about video conferencing, balancing team collaboration time with solo work, optimizing virtual meetings, meeting deadlines, finding talent for their teams, and much more

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  • Wide Teams Podcast #6: BohConf Roundtable Part 1

    Wide Teams Podcast #6: BohConf Roundtable Part 1

    Jul 19, 10 • In Podcast

    Today on the podcast, a recording of a roundtable discussion held at the BohConf unconference inside of RailsConf 2010. Topcs covered include teleconferencing practices, why instant messaging can be an antipattern, and different strategies for estimating work

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  • Avdi Interviewed on Hashrocket.tv

    Avdi Interviewed on Hashrocket.tv

    Jun 30, 10 • In Interviews

    Hashrocket TV interviewed me at RailsConf 2010, and the video is now up. Click through to see the fabled Wide Teams Phoney Hat in living color!

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  • Wide Teams Podcast Episode 1: Interview with Marty Haught

    Wide Teams Podcast Episode 1: Interview with Marty Haught

    Jun 14, 10 • In Podcast

    In today’s inaugural episode of the Wide Teams podcast, I interview Marty Haught of Haught Codeworks. I also talk a little bit about the purpose and goals of the site

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  • 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 WideTeams.com 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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