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The Well-Equipped Remote Worker

The Well-Equipped Remote Worker



Telework isn’t just another day at the office, except without the office. Dispersed teams have their own rhythms and dynamics, and successful remote workers draw on an array of tools to stay ...

Telework isn’t just another day at the office, except without the office. Dispersed teams have their own rhythms and dynamics, and successful remote workers draw on an array of tools to stay productive, motivated, and in sync with their team members. Based on real-world experience and interviews with dozens of remote workers, this talk will introduce you to some of the basic tools and practices you need to succeed as a remote developer.



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    The Well-Equipped Remote Worker The Well-Equipped Remote Worker Presentation Transcript

    • The Well-Equipped Remote Worker Avdi Grimm (@avdi / @wideteams)
    • Wide Teams Podcast
    • New Rhtyhms and Dynamics
    • New Tools
    • 1. Hardware Tools2. Software Tools 3. Practices 4. Attitude
    • Hardware Tools
    • The Basics
    • Netbook
    • "Comms Appliance"
    • CPU Intensive
    • Screen Sharing
    • Carry your coworkers
    • A more natural experience
    • Cafe Coding
    • iPad?
    • Headset
    • Comfortable
    • Noise Cancelling Mic
    • Easy Muting
    • Wireless
    • Battery life
    • Plantronics 995
    • Software Tools
    • Complex tools are a barrier
    • Simplicity
    • Accessibility
    • Flexibility
    • Social Media
    • A Story
    • A window into your coworkers state of mind
    • Dont take it personally
    • Project Management Tools
    • Google Docs
    • Communication Tools
    • Video and Audio Conferencing
    • Video is Vital
    • Google Talk
    • Adobe Connect
    • FuzeMeeting
    • Everybody calls in
    • Discussion/Presence/Status
    • Information loss
    • Searchable
    • Fragmentation
    • Let participants be pulled in
    • Campfire
    • Presently
    • Yammer
    • Flowdock
    • Asyncronous Communication
    • Fragmentation
    • Information loss
    • Google Groups
    • Collaboration Software
    • File Sharing
    • Dropbox.com
    • Screen Sharing
    • VNC
    • Skype
    • iChat
    • yuuguu.com
    • yugma.com
    • TeamViewer.com
    • Shared Documents
    • Its 2011. Stop emailing Word docs around.
    • Google Docs
    • Lifestyle Blog
    • posterous.com
    • Practices
    • Meet up regularly
    • Quantum Entanglement
    • Schedule meet-ups around conferences
    • Daily stand-up
    • 3 QuestionsWhat did you do yesterday?What are you going to do today?What impediments are in your way?
    • Longer feedback loopsDavid J. Bland - 3 Questions for distributed stand-ups: What are you doing today? What are you going to do tomorrow? What impediments are in your way?
    • Core Hour
    • Pair Programming
    • Retrospective Meetings
    • Appreciations
    • Parallelize Effort
    • Be an information radiator
    • Coworking
    • Attitude
    • Thank You wideteams.comavdi@wideteams.com
    • Photo Credits The Basics http://www.flickr.com/photos/17643444@N05/3379928845/ Netbook http://www.flickr.com/photos/88955553@N00/5197360443/ CPU http://www.flickr.com/photos/garrette/53235940/sizes/l/ Telephone http://www.flickr.com/photos/13522901@N00/64027565/ Screen sharing http://www.flickr.com/photos/18826577@N00/2401477279/ Carry your coworkers http://www.flickr.com/photos/32561659@N08/3508982214/Cafe coding http://www.flickr.com/photos/23697075@N03/3010947232/ iPad http://www.flickr.com/photos/28034678@N00/4490601295/ Headset http://www.flickr.com/photos/61456874@N00/2265202595/Comfortable http://www.flickr.com/photos/25678284@N03/4396299685/ Noise cancelling http://www.flickr.com/photos/45012438@N00/628251561/Easy muting http://www.flickr.com/photos/38764499@N00/2721122278/ Wireless http://www.flickr.com/photos/9290458@N07/3941128130/Battery life http://www.flickr.com/photos/7729940@N06/4809009265/ Plantronics 995 http://www.plantronics.com/us/product/audio-995 Software tools http://www.flickr.com/photos/10506540@N07/3083984768/ Complex tools http://www.flickr.com/photos/78433558@N00/253831296/ Simplicity http://www.flickr.com/photos/30674396@N00/10240948/ Flexibility http://www.flickr.com/photos/80403645@N00/817443503/ Accessibility http://www.flickr.com/photos/68634595@N00/236503376/ A story http://www.flickr.com/photos/42789343@N00/386406341/
    • Photo Credits Window http://www.flickr.com/photos/53844278@N04/5163208761/ White flag http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:White_Flag.jpg Herding cats http://www.flickr.com/photos/23889540@N00/1149317580/ Semaphore flags http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:020118-N-6520M-011. JPG_Semaphore_Flags.jpg Video camera http://www.flickr.com/photos/35114754@N00/271867141/ Video is vital http://www.flickr.com/photos/75062596@N00/2229569056/ Everybody calls in http://www.flickr.com/photos/7989225@N08/5165156993/ Searchable http://www.flickr.com/photos/63195643@N00/4184705426/ Fragments http://www.flickr.com/photos/27387309@N06/3516910174/ Let participants be pulled in http://www.flickr.com/photos/93159879@N00/4103229224/ Mailboxes http://www.flickr.com/photos/scfiasco/216348017/in/photostream/ Information loss http://www.flickr.com/photos/49857908@N03/4746597230/ Collaboration http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barn_raising_- _Leckies_barn_completed_in_frame.jpg File sharing http://www.flickr.com/photos/7884518@N04/2526998336/ Pair programming http://www.flickr.com/photos/8512982@N05/1470066917/ Shared documents http://www.flickr.com/photos/32735714@N07/4244528937/ Practices http://www.flickr.com/photos/19339780@N00/2822426172/ Meet up regularly http://www.flickr.com/photos/35237091544@N01/173895378/ Quantum entanglement http://www.flickr.com/photos/10506540@N07/4456418938/
    • Photo Credits Meet-ups at conferences http://www.flickr.com/photos/76128093@N00/174963522/ Daily standup http://www.flickr.com/photos/22809317@N04/3885727769/ Core hour http://www.flickr.com/photos/26707655@N03/3769522479/ Retrospectives http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostbob/3324284492/ Appreciations http://www.flickr.com/photos/39038071@N00/953584594/ Parallelize effort http://www.flickr.com/photos/87857621@N00/85819509/ Be an info radiator http://www.flickr.com/photos/27997670@N00/3122654804/ Coworking http://www.susquehannaphoto.com/ Attitude http://www.flickr.com/photos/37466698@N05/5456724557/ New tools http://www.flickr.com/photos/10687935@N04/3055314411/ New rhythms http://www.flickr.com/photos/43132185@N00/130892761/ Hardware http://www.flickr.com/photos/31457800@N05/4245156422/ A more natural experience http://www.flickr.com/photos/symic/4344475453/in/photostream/