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4 Things To Know About Teamwork

Here are the four things to know about teamwork: When the situation is tense, call a timeout, it’s the only thing that will work Information needs to be as close as possible to the team members that can make use of it Be aware of the message you’re sending asRead More

Did a talk at Software Freedom Day in Toronto on “Open Source, Open Allocation”

Click here to see more information about software freedom day in Toronto. The talk was on 19 September 2015. Open allocation: people get to decide what to work on and how. Gives people an opportunity to contribute to strategy, business objectives, etc. It’s bottom-up in terms of organization hierarchy. ClosedRead More

About Workplace Anarchy

The blog of Guile co-maintainer, Andy Wingo, has a series of blog posts detailing how the Igalia workers’ co-operative works: no master but that would be anarchy! time for money This is a very interesting subject as there are few workers’ co-operatives in existence…or maybe there are a lot ofRead More

Good article on managing remote teams

Wade Foster at Zapier talks about the tools, processes and other important issues when managing remote teams. Hopefully in the future companies make it easier to work remotely a few days of the week at least. Three ingredients of successful remote working setup Team Tools Process

Effective Technical Leadership

Effective Technical Leadership Attributes of an effective technical lead: Knowledge Speed Awareness Activities: Block Unblock Redirect Decide Show Some key actions: Help create and stack rank project priorities Define best practices for issue tracking Coach other engineers Review code in detail and provide useful feedback Shield engineers from management whenRead More

Are coders worth it?

Are coders worth it? This salary is ridiculous: On Thursday night I got an unexpected email. It was a job offer, and these were the terms: $150,000 in salary, a $10,000 signing bonus, stock options, a free gym membership, excellent health and dental benefits, a new cellphone, and free lunchRead More