This show aims to provide practical advice for those that work form home, in a distributed team, or lead an organization that has remote employees.
The Rise and Shift of Distributed Teams with Mari Anne Snow
In this episode I am joined by Mari Anne Snow where we talk about the rise of distributed teams in the early 2000’s, some of the major changes that have happened since that time, and the recent impacts of distributed work in the health and education sectors.
Pandemic Work-From-Home Survey
Mari Anne Snow
Remote Nation Institute
Growth and Management in Distributed Teams with Steve Akers
In this episode I am joined by Steve Akers, the Vice President of Engineering & Data Services at Appriss. We discuss Steve's early career starting as a software developer, touch on his growth into management, and hear about his experience growing with a large distributed team at LivingSocial. We go deep on tips for success with distributed teams, the pros and cons of hybrid office scenarios, and hear about Steve’s personal workflow for time and task management.
The Passionate Programmer
The Pragmatic Programmer
GTD with Things 3
Kent Beck's books
Decision matrix for what is important
Steve on LinkedIn
(Some links above may contain Amazon affiliate links)
Tips for Working from Home with Kids (with Matt Robison)
Working from home comes with many types of distractions. One of the primary distractions can, in many cases, be our own families. In this episode Matt and I delve into what it is like to work from home with kids who have are also homeschooled. Whether you have a family like us, live with a roommate or partner, or are single, I hope there is something to glean from our conversation.
Children bursting into room during live call with BBC broadcast
I've had a few embarrassing moments with my kids while working from home... but nothing like this.
Possible health benefits of walking barefoot
Homeschooling — Good News and Bad News
Matt's Children’s book, Princess Hiccup
Traveling Full-time as a Digital Nomad with Tony Greising-Murschel
Every wonder what it is like to leave your home behind and hit the open road in an RV—all while working full-time? To help answer that question in this episode Tony and I talk about his family's journey of living as digital nomads both domestically and abroad.
An article on Tony's proven setup for full time RV internet options
A video rundown of internet options
Budget Costs of Full Time RVing
Family Adventure Summit
Taking an In-person Conference Virtual with Avi Schwab
Due to efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, many conferences and gatherings planned for the first half of 2020 gone virtual. One of these conferences was MidCamp, a yearly conference for designers, developers, users, and evaluators of the open source Drupal content management software.
Board Game Arena
DrupalEasy episode on MidCamp
Talking Drupal episode on Virtual Camps
Product Management and Company Growth in Distributed Teams with Augustin Delaporte
In this episode I am joined on the show by Augustin Delaporte. Augustin is the Directer of Product Scalability at Platform.sh. In this episode we dive into what it was like growing with Platform.sh as a hybrid team between a central office and distributed team members. Through this discussion we touch on lots aspects of remote work life including working in cross continental teams, changing toolsets as companies grow and change, product management in distributed environments, and what it is like to be a remote employee based out of China.
Deploy Friday: E01 The challenges and opportunities facing tech companies in the time of Coronavirus
A Survival Guide for managers who need to drive a company that became remote overnight by Fred Plais, Platform's CEO
Tools for Remote Teams (that let you keep control of your data and privacy) by Robert Douglass, Platform's Chief DevRel Officer