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Remote non-Senior Developers

Remote non-Senior Developers

If you're an employee, how to be an effective remote non-senior dev.
If you're an employer, what you should look for and why you shouldn't be afraid of hiring one.

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Allison McMillan

July 06, 2016
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  1. REMOTE NON-SENIOR DEVS @allie_p Allison McMillan

  2. FOR HIRING

  3. CHARACTERISTICS TO LOOK FOR ➤ Takes initiative ➤ Asks questions

    ➤ Says when they’re blocked ➤ Switching careers? or completely new to being a professional? ➤ Communication skills. Ask about scenarios. ➤ Have they worked remotely before? Ask about best and worst parts
  4. WHAT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE ➤ A good manager ➤

    Caring, kind team ➤ Checking in periodically ➤ A partially remote team (even if the other remotes are senior devs)
  5. AS A NON-SENIOR DEVELOPER

  6. THINGS YOU NEED TO DO ➤ ASK QUESTIONS ➤ Set

    aside pairing time ➤ Ask for feedback about how long to be stuck on stuff ➤ Talk about what’s not working but be prepared with possible solutions ➤ Ask about on boarding ➤ Think about how you work.
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  9. THANK YOU DISCUSSION TIME!! @allie_p