Being a remote developer

Miro Svrtan

@msvrtan

Why people become remotes?

Miro Svrtan

@msvrtan

  • I live in Zagreb
  • ZgPHP organizer
  • remote dev
  • senior developer in TicketSwap

My story

2014

Wednesday

Accelerator

Month later..

Accellerator ended

This is how I became a remote developer

Freedom

8 hours / day

ISOLATED

1. REMOTE ≠ @HOME

3 friends

find work-life balance

2. REMOTE ≠ FREELANCING

3. not PART OF A TEAM

Onboarding

Keep communicating

new people in

people left

DEADLINE MOVED UP

roadmap changed

Daily standups

SCREEN Pair programming

TEAM retreats

7 tips

1. beware of cultural differences

team members from around the world

cold ≠ indifferent

passion ≠ aggression

f word bomb

2. time vs RESULTS

motivated

disciplined

3. track your time

with freedom comes responsability

4. be async

5. Communicate on/off

good morning

good bye

will be off for X minutes/hours

6. not for everyone

or every company

not for inexperienced

trust

7. try it

1 day a week

1 day a month

instead of taking a day off

instead of relocating

RECAP

  • remote ≠ work @ home
  • remote ≠ freelancing
  • you can be part of the team
  • watch out for cultural differences
  • not for everyone/every company

questions?

THANK YOU!

Being a remote developer

By Miro Svrtan

Being a remote developer

Webcamp Zagreb 2016, October 29th 2016

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