‘remote working’ Videos

  • Toby Nieboer: Remote Working – Why You Should (Or Shouldn’t) Embrace It

    WordCamp Kathmandu 2019Speaker: Toby Nieboer

    May 7, 2019 — Good software engineers can be found anywhere, and embracing remote working enables you to tap into that global pool. But just because you *can*… does that mean you *should*? In this talk, I’ll go through some dos and don’ts, talk about some pitfalls, and hopefully guide you towards doing remote the right way. I’ll include some stories that draw on my experience working in technical recruitment for clients who have been on both sides of the do/don’t scale, as well as Automattic’s decade-plus experience as a fully-distributed company.

  • Davide Casali: Remote design: the Async advantage

    WordCamp Brighton 2017Speaker: Davide Casali

    January 29, 2018 — Working remotely has many benefits but also some obvious and non-obvious challenges. Discussions about remote work also often tend to be generic, however each discipline require its own kind of variations, and design isn’t different.

    A lot of the tools available to designers are meant to be used in person, but what if we happen to work remotely, or we want to switch a product team to being remote? How to build trust, gather feedback and craft a unified vision? This talk takes inspiration from some of the practices of Automattic’s teams to overcome some of the unique challenges of remote working.

    These solutions will also be beneficial to any designer who desires to engage with open source projects, as they are by definition remote.

  • Aaron Douglas: How Working Remote Saved My Life

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Aaron Douglas

    December 10, 2017 — Growing up I was that kid always taking appliances apart trying to figure out how they worked. I was also that kid that only tended to focus on things that were sciency and nerdy. I missed a lot of details growing up frequently feeling out of place when clearly other children knew what was going on and I again wasn’t listening.

    Entering adulthood I discovered this uniqueness had its challenges but I learned to cope and was successful at school and work. I also started developing health problems that cropped up slowly over the years – mostly attributed to weight gain and being less active physically.

    Four years ago I started working 100% remote. Within a couple months I realized my brain and my ways of dealing with the focus & attention issues weren’t compatible with remote work. I struggled a lot and finally talked to my doctor. Discovering I did in fact have ADHD helped me understand a lot. Working with a professional counselor I developed a set of tools to help with attention and focus issues working remote. A side effect of all of those efforts was a drastic improvement to my physical health.

    You’ll find out what tools have been successful for me and more importantly how to implement the changes in a way to set yourself up to succeed.

  • Kat Christofer: How WordPress and Working Remotely Helped Me See the World

    WordCamp Varna 2017Speaker: Kat Christofer

    September 30, 2017 — What being nomadic really means? What pros and cons are there? How do you work remotely while traveling to multiple countries? How do you cope with limited wardrobe.

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  • Jean-Baptiste Audras, Rachel Peter: wp_remote_get(‘job’, $args)

    WordCamp Marseille 2017Speakers: Jean-Baptiste Audras, Rachel Peter

    September 23, 2017 — Mais quels paramètres-clés contient donc cette variable $args ? Rachel et Jb vivent en couple, travaillent en remote, à la maison, en Ardèche, et sont tous les deux salariés de l’agence Whodunit qui se situe à la base sur Paris.

    Rachel est développeuse front et télé-travaille avec les équipes créa et dév. Jb est chef de projet technique et presque tous ses contacts clients sont sur Paris. Et tout se passe relativement bien.

    Tout ça, disons-le, est arrivé à 100% grâce à la communauté WordPress. Nous allons vous raconter comment c’est arrivé, pourquoi l’ancrage dans la communauté peut tout simplement structurer la vie professionnelle, comment ça se passe au quotidien et surtout les petits trucs à prévoir pour que tout se passe le mieux possible !

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  • Rafał Tomal: Jak Zarabiać Dobre Pieniądze Na WordPressie

    WordCamp Lublin 2017Speaker: Rafał Tomal

    September 3, 2017 — Poznamy kilka pomysłów na to, jak można naprawdę dobrze zarabiać z pracy tylko i wyłącznie używając WordPressa. Jak otworzyć się na rynek światowy, gdzie najlepiej zacząć, jak szukać zdalnej pracy, jak wygląda praca w USA, i jak się reklamować.

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  • Daphnée Laforest: Changing the Rules – Thoughts on Remote Work

    WordCamp Kochi 2017Speaker: Daphnée Laforest

    August 31, 2017 — Daphnée is a Product Manager at Human Made, a leading international WordPress Agency and a WordPress.com VIP partner, that has over 40+ employees, and is operated 100% remotely. Her passion for travel made her quickly adopt a location-independent lifestyle, and develop a massive interest in a flexible work culture. Today, she tries hard to inspire others to do the same.

    Today’s technology and connectivity allows us to achieve the extraordinary. Remote work not only enables WordPress companies to access the best talents in the world, but, is also becoming an incredible opportunity to empower work-life balance, and happiness at work. It’s definitely changing the rules for the future generations. However, it also comes with a big list of new challenges, including miscommunication, and isolation. The aim of this talk will be to discuss the impact of a remote workforce in India, as well as sharing best practices and tools to succeed at online collaboration.

  • Catalina Álvarez: El trabajo en remoto – como depurar el estrés y mejorar la productividad

    WordCamp Sevilla 2016Speaker: Catalina Álvarez

    June 30, 2017 — Ya que cada día el trabajo en remoto puede ser causa de diferentes factores de estrés como: el aislamiento, no identificar los periodos de trabajo y de descanso, la comunicación, cargas de trabajo excesivas, manejo de clientes, etc. Con esta charla Catalina Álvarez pretende dar pautas para identificar los factores de estrés para combatirlos con medidas simples y cotidianas y transformarlos en una ventaja, mejorando nuestras condiciones de vida y trabajo y aumentar la productividad.

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  • WordPress Community Interview With Cate DeRosia

    WordPress Community Interview SeriesSpeaker: Cate DeRosia

    May 8, 2017 — Wow! Just wow!

    When I first started to consider asking Cate DeRosia if she would be interested in being interviewed, I thought she might have something interesting to say to the WordPress world. This interview far exceeded any expectations I had.

    This interview was done at WordCamp Jackson, where we were able to find a quite place in between sessions.

    Cate talks about being the spouse of a remote WordPress developer. She discusses attending WordCamps and getting to know people in the Community she had only heard about and building her own relationships.

    We discuss raising children in the digital age, the steps taken to protect them and letting children find their own way. Cate talks about taking their children to WordCamps and how they forged their own relationships in the WordPress Community.

  • Avadhoot Kulkarni: वर्डप्रेस आणि रिमोट काम (WordPress and Remote Work)

    WordCamp Pune 2017Speaker: Avadhoot Kulkarni

    April 30, 2017 — Avadhoot loves marketing and has been an evangelist of remote work for more than 2.5 years now.

    He has been fortunate to serve clients across the globe (USA, Middle East, South East Asia) from his comforting home-office and/or coffee shops in Pune, India.

    In his experience, as a remote worker, he is happier and more productive. He has also noticed that his communication skills have improved and he has been able to convey more in fewer words since started to work remotely.

    At WordCamp Pune, Avadhoot will discuss remote work. Mainly he’ll cover:

    Reasons to choose remote work
    Asynchronous communication
    Skills to be developed for productive remote work
    Also, he looks forward to a discussion about how a business can go from 100% office to office -remote and eventually 100% remote.

    This will include tools that can be used and approach to be developed for better and effective remote work.