Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2016

Bonn Agile Meetup - February 2016: Distributed Teams - Remote Work - Home Office

On February 16th we met at Data In Transit for another meetup, this time about "Distributed Teams - Remote Work - Home Office".

For the first time we had three talks, and it was more like a mini-conference :)

The evening started with Fernando Sainz of talking about the pros and cons of remote work, with a lot of detailed insights. He concluded that neither onsite work nor home office is exclusively better, a mix would work best. Check out his awesome slides!

Fernando Sainz (@fsainz)

Next up was Ralph Grundmann of Coworking Bonn, introducing the brand new coworking space in Bonn-Poppelsdorf. He made a point that coworking is more than just renting desks! Check out his presentation to find out more, and definitely check out Coworking Bonn! We will definitely have a future meetup there, thanks Ralph!

Ralph Grundmann (@rgrundmann)

And finally Christian Dywan of Canonical shared his experiences with globally distributed teams in the open source context. He pointed out how cultural differences, timezone shifts and international tax laws affect collaboration and also said how important face to face meetings still are - however not for mundane tasks like coding.

Christian Dywan

A big thank you goes out to Jutta Horstmann of Data In Transit, who is just the most awesome host and an incredibly valuable community builder in Bonn! Drinks, snacks and a great location, we had a perfect evening!

The next meetup will take place on March 15th and will feature a selection of talks on JavaScript!