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Looking for Remote Opportunities

Looking for Remote Opportunities Project Management and Sysadmin Roles Hello, I am Shihab Uddin. I live in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I did my undergrad majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. I have helped to build BI Dashboards and Applications in first 4 years of my professional career. Then in next 2.5 years I have helped startups to build prototypes, SaaS applications. I have also prototyped my career…

Three Things To Consider Before Hiring Remote Workers

Three Things To Consider Before Hiring Remote Workers Having a distributed workforce can be extremely beneficial for a company if done the right way. It is estimated that approximately a quarter of the United States works remotely according to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. That being said, there’s a few things you must consider before hiring employees that won’t be present every single day at the office. Ahead of time,…

Teaching efficient collaboration at the Hasso Plattner Institute

If you’re looking for a real-world approach to computer science education in Germany, you can find it at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam, which offers a practical and engineering-oriented alternative to conventional computer science programs. In one of HPI’s undergraduate software engineering courses, researchers Arian Treffer and Christoph Matthies encourage their students to make mistakes, assess where they get stuck, and reflect on…

Do Your Worst

The Simpsons is one of the most successful sitcoms and animated shows in history running 29 seasons so far. Each episode takes eight-to-nine months to create! That means many teams and people need to be involved to get an entire season manufactured. But this isn’t a story about The Simpsons. It’s about South Park. The most surprising thing to me about South Park is that…

6 Creative Virtual Team Building Activities For Remote Teams

6 Creative Virtual Team Building Activities For Remote Teams s a remote team, we geek out over virtual team building. We’re always looking for ways to bring our team closer together. But over the years we’ve learned that remote team building is much different than in-person team building. When your team is never the same room together, you have to take a different approach to building…

How I Worked Remotely From 8 Cities in 2 Months

How I Worked Remotely From 8 Cities in 2 Months Demystifying digital nomadism and tips on how to start working remotely. Kayaking in Halong Bay (Vietnam), October 2017 Earlier in 2017, my boyfriend was offered the opportunity to spend a few months in Asia with his MBA. The idea of spending time immersed in a different culture was thrilling. We share a common love for traveling and…

Employee or Freelancer? Compliance Considerations You Should Know

According to the latest “Freelancing in America: 2017” report, based on current growth rates, the majority of U.S. workers will freelance within the next 10 years. If your business doesn’t already have a process for working with independent contractors, you may want to brush up on what’s involved so you can get work done and stay on the right side of government rules. Worker classification…

I’m still human, even on Remote Year

I’m still human, even on Remote Year I first started my personal blog as a way to document my adventures and as a way of sharing my life with friends and family back home. I meant to keep it light and silly and comical. But life hasn’t been light and silly and comical, like it was in those early days. There are moments, sure, and it…

Digital Nomad Tools That Have Boosted My Remote Work Productivity

Digital Nomad Tools That Have Boosted My Remote Work Productivity I’ve been working online for the last 7 years as a freelance writer. During that time, I’ve traveled to over 50 different countries and had countless amazing experiences. One of the biggest challenges I have struggled with is managing my time and increasing my productivity — but I’ve found some digital nomad tools that help. I’ve found…

Should You Make Your Users Log In?

Most of the time on the Auth0 blog, we talk about loging in and signing up as though it’s obvious that everyone will do it. However, asking users to sign up for your product isn’t always an easy decision to make. Some people are worried about the friction it causes, or if it’s necessary for their product. Sometimes, worries about maintaining secure logins make asking…

Optimizing Telecommuting for Higher Productivity

Optimizing Telecommuting for Higher Productivity As the 21st century workplace evolves with the enormous changes being brought about by technology; the virtual workplace is now a reality. As more and more employees and organizations adapt telecommuting and remote working; managers have to bring in changes into their mindsets. Like all new introductions; this activity too, comes with challenges, but these can be overcome with some…

Internship in INNOVATUBE by Takuro Okada

I am Takuro Okada from Tokio Marine Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, referred to as TMNF) which is Japanese insurance company. My work is to deal with the claim of the insured and the victim and I work as the one of the manager in our section. Our section has about 25 people. TMNF expects us to achieve three points by working abroad. The…

Early Bird Tickets on Sale!

Now that we’ve officially locked in dates (March 21–22, 2018) at our Austin venue (ZACH Theatre), it’s my great pleasure to announce that Early Bird tickets have gone on sale for Scatter ATX 2018. There are only 100 Early Bird tickets available, so please grab yours while they last. At only $200 each we expect these to sell quick! General Admission sales will open up…

#OverCoffee with Kris from Touristly

#OverCoffee with Kris from Touristly Kris Khaira is the CTO of Touristly, he runs a distributed software team of less than 10 people. We have known each other for about a year through the Agile Malaysia community. As I’m spending a few days in Kuala Lumpur (KL), I texted Kris if he would be up for a quick coffee session(that ended up 90–120 minutes) to…

ホアヒンのビーチでお仕事してみる

ホアヒンのビーチでお仕事してみる バンコクから3時間くらいのホアヒンに来てみた。1年くらい前に友だちと来て以来。 マリンスポーツにはあまり興味がないので(ない、というか、できない。しばらく水泳習ってたので泳ぐのは好きだけど、直射日光に当たると偏頭痛発症するから笑)、お仕事をしに。 私は緊張する仕事が続くと、頭がぎゅーっと締め付けられるような感覚になってくる。そうなると、作業はなんとかできるけど、アイディアを出したり、作り出すような仕事が一向に進まなくなる。 前回ホアヒンにきたとき、 よく旅行先で「ああ、日常に戻りたくないなあ」って聞くけど「こんな環境で働きたいなあ」という考えの方が私にはしっくりくるなと気づいた。自然の中の方が、自分の心も頭もリラックスできるし、物理的に叶うのならば、都会のビルで窓も開けられない環境に「閉じ込められる」より、こんな海見ながら、潮風にあたりながら、仕事できた方が絶対いい。 そんなわけで、本日の職場はホアヒンのビーチ沿いのカフェ♥ 正直、いまの仕事はインターネットとPCさえあれば、どこにいてもできてしまう。ただ、チームのメンバーはそうとは限らないし、タスクの伝達で顔を見て対話した方が有効なこともまだまだある。 そもそも、「時間で働く」考えが根強いから、リモートや在宅で働くのはかなりハードルが高いのだとも思う。理解してもらうのも。 いまは自分一人で働いている訳ではないので、もうちょっとクリアにしなきゃいけないことがあるかな。 ということで、しばらくは週末にこうやって仕事するのを実践してみようと思う。休暇と仕事をもっともっとごちゃまぜにしていこう。 Source: Medium:Remote Working ホアヒンのビーチでお仕事してみる

Remote Success Stories: Joe Friend, Stack Overflow

Remote Success Stories: Joe Friend, Stack Overflow From Hello, Remote Life, this is Remote Success Stories, an interview series exploring successful transitions into remote work in the technology world. Interested in transitioning to remote work? Want to chat with other fellow remote workers? Join our global remote work community at helloremote.life! Our interview today is with Joe Friend, a product manager at Stack Overflow. Who are…

Goodbye Dr. Myers

Goodbye Dr. Myers My daughter has been a patient at Dr. Myers’ clinic for over a year. We worked with another doctor on staff and never met Dr. Myers. The clinic had some staff changes, that happens. We were scheduled to work with Dr. Myers. I was looking forward it. I was looking forward to speaking with Dr. Myers and getting her take on my…

How to Recruit Remote Workers

Recruiting remote workers to your distributed team is an awesome way to boost team productivity, reduce overhead costs, and attract a wider pool of talent. These are just a few of the benefits associated with remote work. And whether you are in the first few stages of hiring, or are about to make an offer, developing a remote team demands video conferencing. So there’s no…

Taking remote working to extremes

Taking remote working to extremes Liam Heath (GBR). K1M 200m. Photo Balint Vekassy. Like many marketers, my wife has been unable to explain what I do to others. We have a break-through. My husband tweets for a living she can now comment. It needs no explanation. Most of us grasp the fundamentals of Twitter. There is a twist. Her husband gets up in the middle of the night…

An Easy Way for Users to Link Accounts

A few months ago, Diego Poza wrote an article on The 3 Best Ways To Create the Single Vision of A Customer. In it he said the number one must-have is Centralized Identity Management. He described that in Auth0, if a user signed in with their Facebook login, then their Google account next, they would have two accounts. Auth0 already provides rules for allowing these…

I have over a decade of experience with managing remote teams.

I have over a decade of experience with managing remote teams. I know first-hand that remote companies can be successful and scale to meet the needs of the markets they serve. Every time I see a company force their full-time remote workers (not the work-a-day-at-home-perk staff) back into the nearest office I roll my eyes. It’s not remote work as a strategy that failed them….

5 strategies to become a great remote CEO

5 strategies to become a great remote CEO How Sebastian works virtually and drives up productivity, while being dad of two. © Viktor Holm When our team fully started kicking off together, within an eye blink Sebastian Ekstam was heading to his paternity leave (= parental leave for dads). Still being there for us a quarter of his time, we quickly shifted to working virtually. So here we…

How to get the most out of remote teams in an agile environment

How to get the most out of remote teams in an agile environment Agile is a time-focused, iterative work style philosophy that allows teams of software developers to build a product step by step and deliver it on a set timeline. One main benefit of this methodology is the ability to adapt and change at any step depending on feedback, market conditions, and corporate obstacles,…

Remote Work is Staying

Remote Work is Staying Source: Digital Mobile Life by Francois Schnell Two weeks ago, LinkedIn ran a conversation about how remote working had a troubled future, all started from an article posted by the Atlantic When Working Fom Home Doesn’t Work. The article ostensibly stems from the decision by IBM to recall a bunch of remote workers back into the office. The article goes on further to…

Not Your Average Work Day — Brittany Hill

Not Your Average Work Day — Brittany Hill By Alexandra Martin Being a part of the We Roam family means traveling the world with a cohort of remote workers comprised of entrepreneurs, business leaders, innovators, thinkers, and creators. It means developing your professional career while simultaneously seeing new countries, new cultures, and taking in new experiences. A new destination every month with endless opportunities to explore, adventure, and…

Today is the Day

Hello everyone. I’ve jumped very frustrating moments in my life a year ago to this ship. I can’t still even believe that it’s been a year since I’ve started to work with my partner in crime Burak Emre. You know what they say; time flies.. Seriously. But… Today is the day and today we’re happy and lucky to announce our first full time software engineer…

Nächste station Berlin

Nächste station Berlin Už je to nejaký týždeň, čo som si zbalil svojich 14 párov ponožiek, 5 tričiek a 2 mikiny, bežecké boty a a ďalšie drobnosti do svojho ruksaka a utekal na vlak. V pláne sú 3 mesiace v Berlíne, pobývať. Prácu si tiahnem i so svojím notebookom, to je jediná istá vec. Bývanie booknuté len na prvý týždeň, kde ďalej, sa uvidí. Hlavne je…

Insider Guide: How I Started my Solo Business to Travel the World

Insider Guide: How I Started my Solo Business to Travel the World Tangie Seals, Business Coach for Millennial Entrepreneurs As told to Jessica Rosenberg Tangie Seals envisioned her dream life, examined her skillset, and put the two together to build a Soloist career that leads her to living the life she wants- all while helping others to do the same! She sat down with the Soloist…

Game Off, our annual game jam returns in November

Game Off—our fifth annual game jam returns in just two weeks! A game jam is a hackathon for creating video games. Although most game jams run for 24-72 hours, the Game Off runs for the entire month of November. You’ll have 30 days to create a game inspired by or loosely based on a theme that we’ll announce Wednesday, November 1, at 13:37 pm PDT….

How To Make the Most of Your Remote Working Experience In India

By Shivani Baghel A vibrant, colorful and rapidly developing country, India can make or break your dreams of working remotely. But come prepared and you’ll have one of the best experiences of your life. “I knew I’d love India. The food, the colors, the festivals, the people, the fast growth, the low cost of living, everything. How could anyone not love those things? Well, a…

OAuth 2.0 Best Practices for Native Apps

TL;DR: In October, 2017, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) released the Best Current Practices (BCP) when using OAuth 2.0 with native mobile applications. This BCP states that OAuth 2.0 authorization requests from native apps should only be made through external user agents, primarily the user’s browser. We’ll discuss what this means for developers and users and any security considerations involved. OAuth 2.0 Best Current…

How (and Why) You Should Respond to Positive Online Reviews

Responding to positive feedback is often sidelined as business owners focus on damage control for negative customer reviews. After all, how often do you see an ecstatic Yelp review go viral? Yet engaging customers who are already enthusiastic about your business is the perfect way to create a loyal following and a strong referral network. In fact, 78% of consumers say that hearing from management…

What’s new in Basecamp 3.6 on iOS

This feature-packed release of Basecamp for iPhone and iPad is available in the App Store today. Here’s a look at what’s new. Improved attachments and sketching It all starts with a redesigned file picker. Tap the paperclip button anywhere in Basecamp to see clear buttons for each kind of thing you can attach. They’re all first-class — especially Sketch which got a big boost in this release. Now,…

3 Interview Questions For Hiring Remote Workers

Hiring onsite employees is tough enough, but when it comes to hiring remote workers don’t overcomplicate it. Before considering to hire remotely, trust is monumental. Without it you’ll fail. Managing people virtually shouldn’t be much different than in-person since what works face-to-face tends to work over video/phone. Keep in mind retaining workers is costly when the wrong person is hired, so use the following three…

New Search and More in Basecamp 3!

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve told you about what we’ve been working on in Basecamp 3. The entire team has been plugging away at making it the best it can be. Here’s the latest features available for all Basecamp 3 accounts: Search Before, searching in Basecamp was a bit like making your bed with a cat around. Yes, the job will get done,…

Como é ser desenvolvedora no Olist?

Um pequeno relato. Remotos também participaram das fotos no office novinho! Estamos representados fisicamente pelo note 😁 O tempo passa tão rápido que não percebemos a riqueza das experiências que acumulamos em nossa bagagem. Há um ano atrás foi a primeira vez que falei em um evento de grande porte. Nunca imaginei que faria uma palestra na Python Brasil 12. Naquele dia não tinha a mínima noção…

In addition to a strong LinkedIn profile, it is also crucial to have a professional resume…

In addition to a strong LinkedIn profile, it is also crucial to have a professional resume, especially if you’re a remote worker. FlexJobs says it best: “Though working at home will allow you to dress casually, take a break whenever you feel like it, play music that appeals, or grab a sandwich at any hour, you need to convince a prospective employer that your contributions…

New in Highrise — our Small Business CRM

Mobile 3.1, better mobile emails, and more It’s officially Fall here at Highrise HQ in Chicago, but it sure didn’t feel like Fall for our wonderful company meetup here a few weeks ago: If you want to get to know the team some more, and hear our thoughts on business you should check out a couple videos we made with some great advice around staying motivated…

Doubling Bug Bounty rewards

We’re coming up on four years since the Bug Bounty program was first announced. A lot has changed in that time, and we constantly try to keep our reward structure inline with top security bug bounty programs. We’re excited to announce that starting today we’re doubling our payout amounts, bringing the minimum and maximum payouts to $555 and $20,000, respectively. This means that any report…

FIVE WAYS COWORKING IMPROVES YOUR WORKDAY [INFOGRAPHIC]

FIVE WAYS COWORKING IMPROVES YOUR WORKDAY [INFOGRAPHIC] As the different personas and populations of the modern workforce discover it, the phenomenon of coworking is sweeping across the globe and changing the future of work. Whether you are a remote worker, solopreneur or startup founder, here are five ways coworking improves your workday: Infographic courtesy of Devon Greenbaum. Source: Medium:Remote Working FIVE WAYS COWORKING IMPROVES YOUR…

20 Benefits that speed up hiring and 5 that slow it down

From remote work to family leave: Which benefits and perks truly matter in the hiring process? Every company seems to be trying to outdo each other with work perks. Whether it is free food, nerf, or a great equity program, companies are running fast and furious to get the best “total rewards” to attract the best talent. With all these benefits flying around, I was curious,…

3 Steps to Living the Nomad Life

3 Steps to Living the Nomad Life How to set up your dream lifestyle… Ever dreamed of living a nomadic lifestyle? What about living out of a van, in a hut by the beach, flying to a new city every month — with only the clothes on your back and a map in your hand? If so, you’re probably one of the many people that gets consistently envious…

How we make remote working work

How we make remote working work The remote development team at Venntro Now that, according to a recent study, over half of employees work remotely at least once per week, remote working is no longer considered an exception. Companies that recognise the benefits and work hard to support effective remote working are rewarded with happy and productive people. This post describes how we’ve structured our team and…

WPA2 KRACK Attack: The WiFi Hack and What it Means

TL;DR: A new security vulnerability has been found in WPA2 (the protocol that secures almost every modern WiFi connection). The security weakness potentially allows a sinister agent, within range of the network, to hijack traffic and view any sensitive communication that is not encrypted. In this article we’ll take a look at the vulnerability, the risk it poses to you, and how to mitigate it….

Decoding the Facebook Algorithm: A Fully Up-to-Date List of the Algorithm Factors and Changes

If you do Facebook marketing, one thing that you might want to understand is the Facebook algorithm. The Facebook algorithm helps make sense of the huge number of posts that people and businesses share every day and chooses the posts to show in our News Feed based on a huge number of factors. We want to help you understand how your Facebook posts get viewed on…

How to be a Remote-Working Rockstar

-By Anshul Mathur, working remotely as a QA Analyst for UpGrad source : https://quotefancy.com/ Imagine a cubical as big as an independent room, a cool Macbook pro to work on, no problem of adjusting to food and accommodation, free from the daily hassle of commuting to office and being able to figure out work timings as per your own convenience… Certainly sounds like a dream for…

Get started with Hacktoberfest

If you’re an open source maintainer, it’s time to get your repository ready for Hacktoberfest. Why? Communities grow during Hacktoberfest. Just ask Peter Tseng, now a core contributor of Exercism, which he found during Hacktoberfest. He said, “[it] was my first time being an open source maintainer (not counting projects in which I’m the only contributor)… I’ve learned a lot about working with others from…

Mission report: GitHub Universe 2017

This week, thousands of developers from around the world joined us at Pier 70 in San Francisco for our flagship conference. We learned new skills in workshops, heard from industry experts about the future of software development, and explored new GitHub products powered by the world’s largest collection of open source data. Here’s a look back at who came, what they saw, and how they…