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Even the Justice League Works Remotely

Even the Justice League Works Remotely

"Remote welcome for senior level". This appears in countless job descriptions. Remote work is largely accepted in the developer community, but often only for very experienced developers. This fear is not without cause. Sometimes hiring remote developers at any level doesn’t turn out well but there’s generally a reason for that. Newer developers can also be very successful remote workers. In this talk, you’ll learn what to look for when hiring remote developers at any level and non-senior developers will learn what characteristics to keep in mind in order to have a successful remote experience.

Allison McMillan

November 12, 2016

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  1. • What to look for when you hire • How

    to be set up for success • What to think about Employers Job Seekers • What questions to ask while interviewing
  2. Telecommuting grew by almost 80% between 2005-2012 55% of respondents

    reported being more productive 80% said they would stay with an employer longer
  3. Takes Initiative Asks questions Communicates when blocked Communicates in general

    Is a professional Thoughtful about remote work Wants to keep learning
  4. No commute Peace and quiet Ability to be involved with

    family Dress code The ability to live anywhere Comfortable office setting Flexibility
  5. Ask questions Get feedback Schedule pairing time Be proactive and

    communicative Fill the gap Be self-directed Good internet Good headset