Working Remotely

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Working Remotely

  1. 1. Working Remotely Tips, Tools, andThe Changing Workplace
  2. 2. Joe Moore Pivotal Labs @joemjoe.moore@gmail.com
  3. 3. Agile web developmentconsultancy in SF, NYC,Boulder, and Singapore.
  4. 4. Overview HistoryChanging Workplace Challenges Tips and Tools
  5. 5. History
  6. 6. 20 Years Ago TravelingBusinessperson and Consultants
  7. 7. 20 Years AgoHome-based businesses
  8. 8. 10 Years Ago"Im working from home today"
  9. 9. 10 Years Ago Laptops Email Disks"Its on my other computer!"
  10. 10. The Changing "Workplace"
  11. 11. The Workplacedfb Great Beyond
  12. 12. joe_mooreadamjackson1984 The Workplace? Julie70Twitter
  13. 13. Connectivity
  14. 14. ConnectivityHigh-Speed Internet WIFI VPN The CLOUD
  15. 15. The WorkplaceIs Where Ever You Are
  16. 16. Virtual Companies Better than a real office?
  17. 17. Taking it to the next level Video
  18. 18. Challenges
  19. 19. Discipline
  20. 20. Distractions
  21. 21. Availability
  22. 22. Patience
  23. 23. Work/Life Balance
  24. 24. Social Interaction Lunch, anyone?
  25. 25. Tips and Tools
  26. 26. Get a good chair
  27. 27. Dont f***k up your hands
  28. 28. Develop a routine and schedule
  29. 29. Establish adedicated work area Or work at a co-working facility
  30. 30. Get a good headset Or good speakers and a high quality mic.
  31. 31. Theres a Business Version of ThatInternet Intranet
  32. 32. ChatPopular apps Lots of free chat apps. Often have video.campfirenow.com PAY, but very popular and common in small to medium sized companies.skype.com Convenient chat + video
  33. 33. Videoskype.com Free. The most popular. Free or built in.
  34. 34. File Sharing dropbox.com Free. Pay for more storage. basecamphq.com NOT Free, but very popular and common in small to medium sized companies.Email Its email! Company network storageServers
  35. 35. Screen Sharing Free. Good for controlling computers. webex.com Pay. Best for meetings. gotomeeting.com Features like "ask a question", chat, adobe.com voice, etc.
  36. 36. Project Support pivotaltracker.com Free/educational pricing. Project Management.Wikis google.com/sites Sharing knowledge. www.atlassian.com twiki.orgIssue bugzilla.org Workflows for atlassian.com completing tasks.tracking pivotaltracker.com lighthouseapp.comGoogle docs.google.com Can be private or groups.google.com public.EVERYTHING
  37. 37. Joe Moore Pivotal Labs @joemjoe.moore@gmail.com
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