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.
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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.
I've had a few embarrassing moments with my kids while working from home... but nothing like this.
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.
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.
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.
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
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