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Working Remotely as a Software Developer - Panel Discussion

March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020

6:00 pm

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Working Remotely as a Software Developer - Panel Discussion

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Event recap and resources

In this discussion, members of the development and design team at Headway shared their personal experiences of working remotely. They share how they got started, how tools have improved, and advice on setting yourself up for success as an essential remote team member.

The development team shared some of their favorite tools and methods for tackling project management and remote collaboration. We gathered those resources for you below.

Remote collaboration tools for developers

Wemux

Wemux is a script that simplifies the management of shared tmux sessions

Whimsical

Communicate visually at the speed of thought – collaborative flowcharts, wireframes, sticky notes, and mind maps.

Lucid Chart

Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, data visualization, and collaboration to accelerate understanding and drive innovation.

Pair Programming

Level up your pair programming and mentorship skills. Jess shares the benefits of pair programming, the pros and cons of different styles, and techniques to get better results.

Video feedback tools

These tools below allow you to send short video recordings of your feedback on projects, including screen recording to your contacts, adding a more personal touch to your email or slack response. All are google chrome extensions.

Loom

Vidyard

Soapbox

Video conferencing tools

Zoom

Project management tools

Asana

Task and project management

Notion

Write, plan, collaborate, and get organized with this powerful, yet minimal tool.

Stories on Board

User Story Mapping tool for agile product management. Real-time, two-way Trello, JIRA, GitHub, Pivotal Tracker integration.

Slack

Organize conversations, share files, and get answers faster. Keep your whole team in the loop by messaging in open spaces called channels.

Remote leadership tools

These tools will help automate time tracking, PTO calculation, paydays and your weekly check-ins!

Harvest

Track time your way! Start & stop timers as you work.

Lead Honestly

Encourages engagement with your employees by sending you five questions to discuss during your 1-on-1 each week.

Calamari

Helps you in leave management, attendance tracking, and automates PTO calculation.

Gusto

Provides a cloud-based payroll, benefits, and human resource management software for businesses based in the United States.

Panel questions:

  1. Introductions
  2. Include how long you've been working remote and some other previous positions
  3. First remote experience
  4. How have tools changed how remote feels?
  5. Biggest benefits to remote work?
  6. Biggest challenge to remote work?

Meet the panelists

Kelsey Leftwich, Developer at Headway, Shreveport, Louisiana

Jessica Stodola, Developer at Headway, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Jordan Burke, Senior Developer at Headway, Athens, Georgia

Andrew Stuntz, Senior Developer at Headway, Bellingham, Washington


Event recap and resources

In this discussion, members of the development and design team at Headway shared their personal experiences of working remotely. They share how they got started, how tools have improved, and advice on setting yourself up for success as an essential remote team member.

The development team shared some of their favorite tools and methods for tackling project management and remote collaboration. We gathered those resources for you below.

Remote collaboration tools for developers

Wemux

Wemux is a script that simplifies the management of shared tmux sessions

Whimsical

Communicate visually at the speed of thought – collaborative flowcharts, wireframes, sticky notes, and mind maps.

Lucid Chart

Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, data visualization, and collaboration to accelerate understanding and drive innovation.

Pair Programming

Level up your pair programming and mentorship skills. Jess shares the benefits of pair programming, the pros and cons of different styles, and techniques to get better results.

Video feedback tools

These tools below allow you to send short video recordings of your feedback on projects, including screen recording to your contacts, adding a more personal touch to your email or slack response. All are google chrome extensions.

Loom

Vidyard

Soapbox

Video conferencing tools

Zoom

Project management tools

Asana

Task and project management

Notion

Write, plan, collaborate, and get organized with this powerful, yet minimal tool.

Stories on Board

User Story Mapping tool for agile product management. Real-time, two-way Trello, JIRA, GitHub, Pivotal Tracker integration.

Slack

Organize conversations, share files, and get answers faster. Keep your whole team in the loop by messaging in open spaces called channels.

Remote leadership tools

These tools will help automate time tracking, PTO calculation, paydays and your weekly check-ins!

Harvest

Track time your way! Start & stop timers as you work.

Lead Honestly

Encourages engagement with your employees by sending you five questions to discuss during your 1-on-1 each week.

Calamari

Helps you in leave management, attendance tracking, and automates PTO calculation.

Gusto

Provides a cloud-based payroll, benefits, and human resource management software for businesses based in the United States.

Panel questions:

  1. Introductions
  2. Include how long you've been working remote and some other previous positions
  3. First remote experience
  4. How have tools changed how remote feels?
  5. Biggest benefits to remote work?
  6. Biggest challenge to remote work?

Meet the panelists

Kelsey Leftwich, Developer at Headway, Shreveport, Louisiana

Jessica Stodola, Developer at Headway, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Jordan Burke, Senior Developer at Headway, Athens, Georgia

Andrew Stuntz, Senior Developer at Headway, Bellingham, Washington


March 17, 2020

6:00 pm

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