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My Effective Toolset for Productivity

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Keynote for SaltoconRed.com at Barcelona activa about choosing the right tools to be more productive in an online collaboration environment.

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My Effective Toolset for Productivity

  1. 1. Hi, I’m @lexrodba
  2. 2. My (Effective) Toolset Chances are, you need it too
  3. 3. • Java developer 8+ years • Freelancer • IT consulting 5+ years • Two stillborn startups • Launched MarsBased Background
  4. 4. No office Yes office Travel No travel
  5. 5. Breaking the myth How do they earn my trust? How can I see if they’re really working? What if they slack off all day? How will they come to my office?
  6. 6. Choosing the tools • You will use the wrong ones • Again • And again • And again • Until you find the right ones… • … only for some time. • Go back to start.
  7. 7. Quality over quantity
  8. 8. Company culture Tools should be aligned with your culture • Rails: Basecamp, Github, Redbooth, Quipu • Remote: Trello, Buffer, Basecamp, Slack • Simplicity: Trello, Basecamp, Appear, Slack • Transparency: Trello, Buffer, Ghost
  9. 9. Basecamp Slack Trello Google suite GDrive / Dropbox Appear.in PipeDrive Communication stack
  10. 10. Basecamp • Centralisation • Client-friendly • Reduces email • Decisions here
  11. 11. Slack • Best chat ever • Killer apps • Integrations • Team-only • Slackbot
  12. 12. Shameless bit of self- promotion • We’ve launched a Slack for startups and entrepreneurs in Barcelona. • Join at www.bcn-startups.com
  13. 13. Trello • Dev-friendly • GTD • Task-managing
  14. 14. Google suite Quality stuff 100% uptime Shut up & take my privacy
  15. 15. Video tools We use appear.in but Hangouts was cool too
  16. 16. PipeDrive • Very visual • GTD • + Evernote

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