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Remote. Commit. Push.

Remote. Commit. Push.

Presentation from Front End Design Conference 2014 (@frontendconf) in St. Pete

Travis Miller

July 12, 2014

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  1. remote. commit. push. travis miller

  2. about me

  3. timeline. 2007 2011 2012 2007 college (bit by the programming

    bug) left the bahamas for college in tampa real word, school of hard knocks 2013 2014 back home
  4. the bahamas

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  6. 374 miles*

  7. same language same timezone same weather (compared to St. Pete).

  8. remote.

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  11. (re)adjusting

  12. i was spoiled

  13. • Better Communication • Better Project & Time Management •

    Pitching & Selling • Creating Content on My Own (Writing, Photography, etc.) • Planning Projects From Scratch • Working Smarter Not Harder had to learn new things on my own.
  14. seclusion was essential

  15. Developer Designer Brand Manager Creative Director Art Drector Content Strategist

    Media Buyer/Plann er
  16. All of Those

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  18. i had to get better.

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  20. commit.

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  22. grunt automation of repetitive tasks optimization code documentation

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  24. sass maintainable code build with change in mind manageable architecture

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  27. google drive rapid prototyping and iteration on UX docs Creating

    multiple versions of wireframes and site maps, commenting on them and using them in other documents and resources. collaborating and revising copy and content as you go. Multiple document creation, commenting and chat all worked together to communicate fluently between one another. linking documents All documents have links so you can link them to each other. Link resources to other resources, “pages to pages” etc.
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  36. communicating development is hard try, doing it at a distance.

  37. document as you build

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  39. documentation =

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  41. Developer Evernote Harvest Sass Sublime Text Google Drive Grunt

  42. push.

  43. developing habits

  44. “You must take life the way it comes at you

    and make the best of it.” ― life of pi
  45. change your outlook and your outcomes

  46. wherever you are in the world share what you’ve learned.

  47. community is key.

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  51. wrapping up.

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  56. remote but never alone

  57. commit to getting better

  58. push yourself & your people

  59. thanks!

  60. visit the homie.

  61. web www.travismillerweb.com email [email protected] twitter @travismillerweb get in touch.