Episode 003: Remote Work with Allison McMillan and Bradley Schaefer
February 8th, 2017
37 mins 43 secs
About this Episode
Allison McMillan (@allie_p) and Bradley Schaefer (@soulcutter) talk about remote work in the age of Slack. What makes a good remote worker, or a good remote working team? How can you support more junior team members who want to work remotely? How do you email cake to remote workers on launch celebration day? How can you improve code review for remote workers?
Allison McMillan: Software Developer at Collective Idea and Rails Girls
Bradley Schaefer: Senior Developer at Table XI and the RSpec Core Team
01:07 - Working Remotely: Getting Started, Setups, etc.
03:19 - Coworking Spaces
04:34 - What makes an individual successful to be able to work remotely?
07:30 - Gains and Challenges of Working Remotely
10:18 - Transitioning From Onsite to Offsite Work
11:48 - Being the Only Remote Person: How can companies help remote workers feel included?
21:10 - Building Trust Between Companies and Remote Workers
24:30 - Working Remotely in Other Fields First
25:42 - Working Remotely as a Newbie
30:08 - Cultivating Teams and Positivity
Tips & Resources:
Allison: Schedule weekly pairing sessions and make it a goal to ask questions.
Zach Holman: Remote-First vs. Remote-Friendly
Bradley: Try to find pairing tools that work well for you.