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Ride the Lightning: Distributed Teamwork

Try it Now! Future of Work

https://ridethelightning.doorkeeper.jp/events/54875

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Ride the Lightning: Distributed Teamwork

  1. 1. Ride the Lightning vol. 25 Distributed Teamwork Try It Now! Future of Work Naoko Takano / Automattic December 8, 2016 @ AQ Tokyo
  2. 2. @naokomc en.naoko.cc Naoko Takano 高野直子 Automattic
 Globalizer, Team Global (Localization project mgt) WordPress.org Polyglots/Community Contributor (Translation & event organization)  
  3. 3. Established: August 2005 HQ: San Francisco, USA 100% Distributed (“Remote”)
  4. 4. …and too!
  5. 5. .blog Domain
  6. 6. hosting
  7. 7. WordPress powers 27% of the Web and covers 58% of CMS Market share + http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_management/all http://trends.builtwith.com/cms
  8. 8. 514 staff in 52 countries
  9. 9. Automattic Lounge • In San Francisco • Anyone can drop-in • Nobody commutes every day
  10. 10. Remote first, Remote-only for 11 years
  11. 11. People: Then & Now
  12. 12. San Francisco, 2006 First company-wide meetup
  13. 13. Quebec, 2009 First company meetup I attended
  14. 14. Whistler, 2016 Most recent company meetup
  15. 15. 100% flat No hierarchy, just teams 2009 2016 ↓
  16. 16. Tools: Then & Now
  17. 17. IRC Mostly SVN + Trac 1 “P2” blog Skype (1:1) Search across P2/IRC Not much email
  18. 18. 415 “P2” blogs Slack Github > SVN + Trac Zoom (team video chat) Skype (1:1) Search across P2/Slack/Code/ Support Tickets/Docs Still not much email
  19. 19. Example of P2 (Not Automattic. make.wordpress.org/design )
  20. 20. 105 teams 198 projects 77 “watercoolers” Active P2s 402,785 posts, 1,229,930 comments, and 89,765,415 words across 415 P2s
  21. 21. Why It's Working for Us
  22. 22. Open Source DNA Transparency, autonomy, shared goal & passion https://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/2570514012
  23. 23. 100% Distributed Asynchronous communication is default https://www.flickr.com/photos/uclmaps/15051460475
  24. 24. Trial Period Hire only those who can work effectively in this environment https://officetoday.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/london-ontario-canada/
  25. 25. Future of Work
  26. 26. More automation Business tools, CMS, AI… https://www.flickr.com/photos/gastev/2174504149
  27. 27. More collaboration Across locations, cultures, and languages
  28. 28. More self-driven Choose where/when/ how you work https://www.flickr.com/photos/footfun/3838719190
  29. 29. Future of Work … You can try it now.
  30. 30. Open source project
  31. 31. Or join Automattic? :) https://automattic.com/work-with-us/
  32. 32. ‣ How I fell into the rabbit hole: life and work at the distributed wonderland.
 https://luca.blog/2014/10/14/how-i-fell-into-the-rabbit-hole-life-and-work-at-the-distributed-wonderland/ ‣ Hire by Auditions, Not Resumes
 http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/hire-by-auditions-not-resumes/ ‣ This pioneering tech company figured how to make work-from-home work
 http://qz.com/694410/automattic-has-figured-out-the-right-tools-for-remote-working/ ‣ Make WordPress
 https://make.wordpress.org/ Resources:

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