We are all Remote Advocates

We are all Remote Advocates

Internal talk for Contentful on my experience as Developer Advocate and working remote for Appcelerator and Zapier.

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Fokke Zandbergen

July 11, 2017
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  1. We are all Remote Advocates Contentful, July 2017

  2. Prepared* • Me & My Timeline • We are all

    Advocates: What it Takes and Why it Works • We are all Remote: What is Takes and Why it Works • Zapier: A Fully Remote Company's Team & Tools
  3. Me & My Timeline Working from Home since 2013 •

    2013 - 2014: Freelance Mobile App Developer • 2015 - 2016Q2: Appcelerator Developer Advocate • 2016Q3 - Q4: The Things Network Developer Advocate • 2017 - Present: Zapier Support Engineer
  4. We are all Remote Advocates

  5. WARNING The following slide is just that... a slide

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  7. "With every question you answer, ask yourself how you could

    prevent it from being asked again."
  8. What it Takes • Empathy for the User • Passion

    for the Product • Independent
  9. Dogfooding... for real

  10. "Think of yourself as a privileged user. You can actually

    fix what you (and others) run into instead of merely working around it."
  11. Ever heard of a secular evangelist?

  12. "There may be only one God, but there are countless

    products. Believe, testify, but never force."
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  14. "Wake up to make the world a better place, not

    to clock in or finish chores."
  15. Why it Works

  16. We are all Remote Advocates

  17. What it Takes Async FTW • Document Everything, but don't

    write Novels • Embrace the Cloud • Break it Down • Deploy with Confidence
  18. "If you find yourself waiting for answers, then you're doing

    remote work wrong."
  19. Why it Works For your Company • We are all

    Remote: Nobody can read your thought or (should be able to) access your files. • 24h DevOps, Support and Engineering out of the box.
  20. Why it Works For You • Once you remote, you

    can work anywhere, for anyone. • Less commute, more time... for work as well as family. • Create your ideal work environment, at home or elsewhere.
  21. Zapier makes you happier :)

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  23. Zapier Team

  24. Zapier Team

  25. Zapier Team

  26. Zapier Team

  27. Zapier Team

  28. Zapier Values • Default to Action • Default to Transparency

    • Be Specific • Empathy, No Ego • Don't be a Robot, Build the Robot
  29. Zapier Habbits • Friday Updates: What you'd have standups for.

    • Pair Buddies: What you'd have lunch for. • All Hands Hangout: What you'd have drinks for. • Retreats: What you'd have Casual Friday for.
  30. Zapier Books zapier.com/learn

  31. Thank you The is yours!