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

    at Workwell > Working Remotely since 2015 2
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    Pros > Schedule Flexibility > Family life > No commute

    > Productivity Working remotely Cons > Communication issues > Work/Life balance > Loneliness / Isolation > Overcompensating 6
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    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
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    Engineering is made for Remote > Documentation (Wiki, Confluence, …)

    > Repository (Git, Mercurial, SVN) > Task Management (Jira, Trello, …) > Resources (StackOverflow, GitHub, …) It’s all Online ! 8
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    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
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    Schedule calls regularly S M T T W F S

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    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