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Far from the Mobbing Crowd

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Matt Wynne and Steve Tooke talk about how they overcame the challenges involving team members distributed across time and space, and how they deal with the intensity of remote collaboration. They also talk about the tools that helped them, the ones that didn’t, how they approached continuous improvement, and the new practices they have evolved along the way. Filmed at

Matt Wynne is the lead developer for Cucumber. Steve Tooke is an independent programmer, trainer and coach. He specializes in helping teams produce business value continuously through improving communication and keeping their code maintainable.

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Far from the Mobbing Crowd

  1. 1. Far From the Mobbing Crowd QCon London 2016 / Culture Track @mattwynne | @tooky | @cucumberbdd
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  5. 5. We tried to do this before - we had problems
  6. 6. “All the brilliant people working on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and on the same computer” -- Woody Zuill
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  20. 20. Thanks @mattwynne | @tooky | @cucumberbdd
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