Being a Remote Developer

Being a Remote Developer

It's almost 2020, everyone carries the internet in there pocket wherever
they go, and yet 75% of developers can not telework on a regular basis.
This talk will focus on the best practices to have the best experience when
working remotely.

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Xavier Gouchet

October 05, 2019
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  1. Being a Remote Developer

  2. About me… Xavier F. Gouchet > Lead Android Software Engineer

    at Workwell > Working Remotely since 2015 2
  3. 1. State of Remote Let’s dig into some charts

  4. Developers working remotely in 2019 4 Source : https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2019

  5. 5 Pros & Cons of Remote work

  6. Pros > Schedule Flexibility > Family life > No commute

    > Productivity Working remotely Cons > Communication issues > Work/Life balance > Loneliness / Isolation > Overcompensating 6
  7. Pros > Better retention > Wider talent pool > Increased

    diversity > Better productivity Having employees working remotely Cons > Relying on trust > Security threats > Communication issues > Awkward flexibility 7
  8. Engineering is made for Remote > Documentation (Wiki, Confluence, …)

    > Repository (Git, Mercurial, SVN) > Task Management (Jira, Trello, …) > Resources (StackOverflow, GitHub, …) It’s all Online ! 8
  9. 2. Pitfalls to avoid

  10. 10 Remote should NOT be the exception !

  11. Ban the word Remote Talk about being in a distributed

    team ! 11 @stefanspassov
  12. 12 @ruthson_zimmerman Do NOT work from your living room

  13. 13 Don’t develop bad habits ❏ Stay indoors all the

    time ❏ Snack all day ❏ Work in PJs ❏ Work with the TV on ❏ Become night owl
  14. 3. Best Practices

  15. Communicate ! Including small talk and one-to-ones Place your screenshot

    here 15
  16. Schedule calls regularly S M T T W F S

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 16
  17. 17 Choose wisely ❏ Tools ❏ Communication channels ❏ Culture

  18. 18 @rpnickson Create a nice office space that suits you

  19. 19 Organize yourself ❏ Have a ToDo list ❏ Take

    breaks ❏ Get a routine
  20. 20 @bonniekdesign Work from anywhere

  21. 21 @heftiba Meet whenever you can

  22. Unplug & Socialize 22

  23. 23 @rpnickson Find a Coworking Space near you

  24. Working with multiple time zones 24

  25. 25 @jontyson (Unsplash) Thanks for your attention!

  26. Credits Special thanks to all the people who made and

    released these awesome resources for free: > Presentation template by SlidesCarnival > Photographs by various people from Unsplash 26