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RailsConf 2017: A clear-eyed look at distributed teams

RailsConf 2017: A clear-eyed look at distributed teams

Distributed teams can have big benefits for both employers and employees. But there are many challenges. Being successful requires changes to work practices, communication, and style — and not just from the remote people. Everyone will experience changes. It helps to be prepared … and most of what we see being written and discussed is focused on remote workers, not the organization that supports them.

In this talk, we will look at the challenges and rewards of working in a distributed team setting based on several years of experience growing large distributed engineering teams.

Maria Gutierrez

April 27, 2017

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