May 16, 2016 — A location independent life has combined my passion for travel and inspired my work. I’d like to share my lessons learned as a Digital Nomad, working remotely as a freelancer for clients. How I stay motivated, find community, and how you can live a location-independent lifestyle as well.
April 12, 2016 — In January 2015 I landed a dream job that allowed me to work from anywhere in the world. This talk is an honest take on remote work and explores the best and the worst about location independence. It provides useful insights and tips on how to go about organising your work when there are no limitations on work hours and places to work from.
April 7, 2016 — Testing activities are effective only under strict circumstances. When I started my adventure at Automattic, the welcome message was: “Welcome to the chaos.” This presentation narrates the journey we had to conduct to implement strict growth methodologies in a distributed environment.
January 20, 2016 — This session from the WP Valet team will focus on the differences supportling a lot of high traffic clients and working as a remote team.
December 20, 2015 — In this talk, I share how our work-from-home team overcomes technical and social hurdles, to mirror natural, in-person creative ideation (sketching, wireframing, etc.) with a mashup of hardware and cloud tools. This talk is best for teams allowing or considering telework, as well as freelancers who want to impress their clients.
December 7, 2015 — Although distributed companies are becoming increasingly popular, internships are still a wonderful opportunity for agencies to assess talent and for young job seekers to get real working experience. But how exactly can you mentor someone or be mentored without constant face time? In this talk, thanks to my unique position as a former remote intern and current remote mentor, I will present some insights on how to get the most out of a remote internship: setting it up, hiring, being hired and making sure that the internship becomes a valuable and productive experience for both sides. This session is aimed at WordPress distributed companies and people who want to grow their career as a remote employee.
December 2, 2015 — As working remotely is getting more and more popular in the WordPress industry, many of us are choosing to work from co-working spaces. But is everyone familiar with co-working etiquette? This talk will present some insights on how to be a good co-worker, boost your productivity in a co-working environment and nurture the co-working culture.
October 9, 2015 — As working remotely is getting more and more popular in the WordPress industry, many of us are choosing to work from co-working spaces. But is everyone familiar with co-working etiquette?
In this talk, Franz will present some insights on how to be a good co-worker, boost your productivity in a co-working environment and nurture the co-working culture. He will share the most common challenges he has encountered whilst working from a co-working space and how he overcame them.
July 10, 2015 — Our traditional understanding of motivation is broken. Thankfully the science is now clear. Explore how a culture which embraces Open Source and remote work promotes the real drivers of motivation and ultimately leads to a happy, motivated team.
May 17, 2015 — This talk shares the challenges of a remote work force; talk to people issues, culture, growth challenges, scaling, and everything in between.