251. Remote Teams (Replay)

April 12, 2022

On today’s show, we welcome David Rataczak. David works remotely for GitHub on their payments team. Prior to working at GitHub, David had been working remotely for about five years after working at a fully onsite company in San Francisco for a year. David is a Ruby on Rails developer, avid gamer, and father. His specialties include Ruby, UNIX, and Javascript. In today’s episode, we are digging into remote teams and working remotely, virtual and physical tools that can be useful, and how companies can better include their remote workers to make them feel part of the team.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • David tells us about his background and how he started working remotely.
  • Hear why working remotely gives you a sense of freedom.
  • Learn how David marks out his work-life balance.
  • Discover some of the downsides of being remote and what to look out for.
  • The difference between all remote companies versus partially remote companies.
  • Crucial leadership tactics and strategy for leading a team of remote workers.
  • Instrumental virtual tools for companies who have remote work.
  • Discover how you can make the “water cooler talk” happen with remote employees.
  • Hear about David’s current office setup and how that allows him to do work remotely.
  • Why some companies have not properly integrated and supported remote workers.
  • And much more!

 

Links and Resources

David Ratajczak

David on Twitter

Github

Slack

360 direct conference room camera

Screen Hero

Team Box

Hangouts

Skype

Floobits

Sublime

Atom

Emax

High Five

Toptal

Zoom