Episode 003: Remote Work with Allison McMillan and Bradley Schaefer


February 8th, 2017

37 mins 43 secs

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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?


Show Notes

  • 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
    - rubocop

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.

Remote: Office Not Required

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