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How to Find the Next React.js Developer for Your Project

Whether you’re looking to build an app that performs across multiple mobile devices with React Native, or simply want better performance for the front-end of your website, a React.js developer will be key to your project. React.js development is one of the fastest-growing skills, according to the Q3 Skills Index. React.js, also known as ReactJS or React, is an open-source JavaScript library that uses server-side…

Working with an agile team remotely

Working with an agile team remotely As a product owner at Linagora, I coordinate the development of a new helpdesk software on OpenPaaS with our technical team based in Vietnam. In this article, I would like to share the tools and practices I use with my agile team remotely. In normal agile projects, people rely heavily on physical communication and materials such as whiteboard to organize…

Interview: The Co-Founder of Ways on the Importance of People Skills in Developers and the Benefits…

Interview: The Co-Founder of Ways on the Importance of People Skills in Developers and the Benefits of the Remote Model This post was originally published on https://www.daxx.com/article/ways-interview-benefits-of-remote-development Ways is an Oslo-based tech company that designs and develops Android and iOSapplications for businesses from a wide range of different industries. Last week, we had the opportunity to chat with Eivind Lindbråten, the Co-Founder of Ways. In just…

How we keep our remote workers in the loop

Working remotely is an exciting opportunity. You get handed tasks and work on an assignment with people you haven’t met before. Getting together is currently out of the question since they are thousands of miles away. But you all are working towards the same goal. Completing tasks is a breeze and the teamwork is awesome, but there is not much talk about anything beyond work….

What Freelance Writing Is Like, for Realz

What Freelance Writing Is Like, for Realz I’ll be honest with you all — life as a professional freelance writer isn’t all warm cups of coffee sipped peacefully whilst putting pen to paper (or fingers to keys) from some exotic locale that you’ll spend your evening exploring after putting in an acceptable amount of work to have earned the play. Many days, you wake up, and you don’t…

Digital Nomads: Everything You Should Know

Have you ever wanted to embark on a travel with a one-way ticket and no final destination? Have you ever dreamt of a life where you can pack your things and move to the next adventure in a last-minute fashion? You are not alone. For several millions of people, this lifestyle is already a reality. They signed off from their 9–5 job and signed up…

How we keep our workers in the loop

Working remotely is an exciting opportunity. You get handed tasks and work on an assignment with people you haven’t met before. Getting together is currently out of the question since they are thousands of miles away. But you all are working towards the same goal. Completing tasks is a breeze and the teamwork is awesome, but there is not much talk about anything beyond work….

Is Flexible Working Really Achievable?

Is Flexible Working Really Achievable? For some parents working from home can seem the ideal choice. To blend both work and family whilst avoiding the daily commute may seem a win-win , but we need to remove those rose-tinted glasses before we commit to flexible working. If the daily grind in and out of work is familiar to you, flexible working or working from home may look…

4 Security Measures Companies Implement After a Breach

TL;DR: We shall explore 4 major points on how to recoup your security procedures, so that they’re stronger than ever before — even if you haven’t suffered the embarrassment of a breach. Statistically, your company might be getting attacked by hackers as you read this. If you’re not getting hacked today, then you have time to add new security measures that can help stop a…

Remote work as a way to maximize productivity

Remote work as a way to maximize productivity Your most comfortable place on the planet, Home Does your physical presence really matter? When I was working in tower office for one of the largest Internet company in Japan, I often used to find myself wondering it was worth coming all the way down from my desk on 17th floor to the meeting room on 10th floor. Elevators…

Travel with a purpose

Travel with a purpose Mussiro was created for happiness If you ask yourself what happiness means, most of the time you can end up with fuzzy conceptual theories that don’t help at all. But, when you ask yourself what happiness feels like, you immediately transport to a single, specific moment or maybe even to a series of them. If you can look at these moments and…

Essentials every remote UX Designer should own

Essentials every remote UX Designer should own Les Allues, France I was not working when I took this photo, but earlier in this day, I was. I travel internationally about four months out of the year and domestically about every other month. I used to overpack, but being on the road has helped me hone in on the things I really need. Here is a list of…

The Realities of a 1099 Consultant, Why It’s a Tough Gig, and How to Hack It

As we alluded to in our previous post on remote-work, if you’re a 1099 contractor (aka: freelancer) — for better or worse, you’re an entrepreneur. No doubt, such a lifestyle can have its perks. Like working when and how you want. When I freelanced full-time, I loved getting things done from 8–10:30am, taking a couple hours to get a workout and lunch in, and then launching back…

What Types of Nomad Work Are There?

What Types of Nomad Work Are There? When people talk about Nomad work, it always seems overwhelming. You could be a copywriter, you could do this you could do that and you’re not really sure of what’s the best thing for you. So usually you try out a bunch of different things and they fail because you’re not exactly sure what type of work you love…

The value of human, exploratory testing

Ann and Michael find things programmers never would have. Since unit testing and test-driven development burst onto the programming scene in the early 2000s, too many programmers have deluded themselves into thinking that they could ship high-quality software with automated testing alone. It’s a mirage. Don’t get me wrong. The industry took a big leap forward when the tooling and conventions for automated testing got put…

Let’s Just Over Communicate

Let’s Just Over Communicate Spoiler alert — communication and relationships are hard. Last month I joined the Support Breakfast podcast to talk about building bridges — or how you bridge gaps between Support and the people on your team who fix the bugs in your product. (You can check out the full podcast here, and subscribe — they’re really awesome people!) When I first picked to topic, I felt fairly confident in…

Why Freelancers Shouldn’t Avoid Micro Projects

If you frequently check websites and social media for remote work, you’ve probably come across micro projects that require 1–2 hours of work. For example, people frequently request help setting up a plugin or tweaking front-end design. If you are an experienced freelancer, you probably completely ignore these jobs and focus your efforts on landing a large project. However, these seemingly unprofitable jobs can actually…

How can the team help its members to evolve with a 360° feedback system?

How can the team help its members to evolve with a 360° feedback system? We believe we should always question ourselves if our practices and processes really make sense. Even the most basic, rooted and obvious ones. In fact, especially these ones. This series of articles will document all the experiments we created to help us evolve and to bring us closer to what we believe…

New in Basecamp 3: To-do Groups

What’s a group? A group is like a sublist on a list. It’s organization, it’s structure, it’s an envelope, it’s a box. It has a header, and to-dos grouped below. The anatomy of a Basecamp 3 to-do list with two groups When you drag a group header, all the to-dos under that header move with it. If you click the header, you go to a separate page…

How to Not Suck at Remote Working

How to Not Suck at Remote Working by Tobias van Schneider first appeared ✍🏼 on my personal blog I’ve been trying to work remotely (from home, in my case) since the moment I had my first job. I’m not sure why exactly, but I just wasn’t made for the 9 to 5 office life. Source: Medium:Remote Working How to Not Suck at Remote Working

How to Build Magical Remote Teams

Illustrations by Alexander James Wright for In-House International Build Magical Remote Teams No sorcery required Are you currently part of a team that just clicks? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. Ask your friends, family members, people in line at the supermarket, and chances are they’ll have some horror story for you. ‘So-and-so who never shows up’, ‘the dude that doesn’t take notes and then…

The Future of Alternative Work

Don’t look now, but the entire job market is in a bubble. Freelancers and otherworkers now make up a staggering 35% of the entire job market. And don’t tell anyone, but that number is only going to get larger. Those of us who earn a living in ways that aren’t a traditional 9–5 job are growing by about a million per year. The Future of…

3 Ways Augmented Reality is Changing How We See the World

Augmented reality (AR)—the art of projecting digital images over the real world—has come a long way since 1968, when Ivan Sutherland first superimposed a geometric grid over a user’s view of a room with the world’s first head-mounted display. The apparatus was so large, it was affectionately called the “Sword of Damocles” because all its weight was supported by a mechanical arm suspended from the…

The Dark Side of Remote Work

The Dark Side of Remote Work I can honestly say remote work is not for everyone. I’ve been working remotely for almost five years now. I wrote a story three years ago explaining a few steps one can take to make your life easier by working remotely. I’ll share them here, in resume: 1. The Room Office Make sure you have a spare room in your house…

What should you be taking to your coworking desk?

What should you be taking to your coworking desk? Coworking can be a daunting prospect and the last thing you want is to not be prepared for your day ahead. With some memberships offering permanent desks it’s easy to get settled but for those flexible workers who like a change of scenery you need to keep your office essentials to a minimum. Here’s a list…

10 Tips to be less annoying as you WFH

10 Tips to be less annoying as you WFH Whether you have been granted magical ‘x flex days’ per month or are a hybrid-remote (50/50 split for instance) or are going all in with 100%-never-putting-pants-on-again WFH employee- there are several things you can do to help you keep that good thing going. ​​I recall during an intimidating interview with Kraft, after being asked by the CMO…

‘e-Residency’ to The Rescue: Save Up on Remote Working Costs!

Estonia’s e-Residency program launched in 2014 and has quite frankly taken the world by storm. It has already garnered positive reception from all around the globe and has been a gateway for entrepreneurs to conduct ‘cost and time saving’ business. If you are a remote worker, you might already be aware that this program allows anyone in the world to access Estonian services, such as…

Office Anywhere In The World

Office Anywhere In The World Now we have seen it all. They were spotted on mountains, underwater, on island beaches, and even in medieval castles. The #OfficeAnywhere challenge spread across our itineraries like wildfire, our Roamers posing in their most creative settings for a snap that captures the work-adventure dynamic that they now call life. It brought out the competitive edge in many, and the artistic…

If you’re looking for an alternative work spot in London, here’s 13 spots — with solid wifi, yummy…

Source: Google Images If you’re looking for an alternative work spot in London, here’s 13 spots — with solid wifi, yummy food, and chilled vibes that make it easy to work. The list below is grouped by location — but my top 3 are… Ship of Adventures (Dalston): for comfort, friendly vibes, and it’s pirate ship interiors. Funky AF. Stour Space (Hackney): for a chilled spot on the river Brickwood…

‘e-Residency’ to the rescue: Save up on remote working costs!

‘e-Residency’ to the rescue: Save up on remote working costs! Estonia’s e-Residency program launched in 2014 and has quite frankly taken the world by storm. It has already garnered positive reception from all around the globe and has been a gateway for entrepreneurs to conduct ‘cost and time saving’ business. If you are a remote worker, you might already be aware that this program allows anyone…

Searchline Database Suggests Working from home should be a standard practice.

Searchline Database Suggests Working from home should be a standard practice. The regular 9-to-5 monotonous jobs are so passé. Experts at Searchline Database, a leading database management company, explain why letting employees work from home is the future of corporate work culture Working from home often bears a bad reputation and is often associated with scams. ‘Work from home’ jobs are usually undermined by regular office-goers….

SQLAlchemy ORM Tutorial for Python Developers

TL;DR: In this article, we will learn how to use SQLAlchemy as the ORM (Object Relational Database) library to communicate with relational database engines. First, we will learn about some core concepts of SQLAlchemy (like engines and connection pools), then we will learn how to map Python classes and its relationships to database tables, and finally we will learn how to retrieve (query) data from…

How to Build Magical Remote Teams

How to Build Magical Remote Teams No sorcery required Illustrations by Alexander James Wright for In-House International Are you currently part of a team that just clicks? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. Ask your friends, family members, people in line at the supermarket, and chances are they’ll have some horror story for you. ‘So-and-so who never shows up’, ‘the dude that doesn’t take notes…

4 Pro Tips for Successful Holiday Email Campaigns (That Won’t Annoy Your Subscribers)

We get it: The holidays are huge for everyone, from e-commerce and in-store retailers consumed by holiday sales to nonprofits looking to hit their end-of-the-year fundraising goals. Since you know inboxes will be crowded, your knee-jerk reaction might be to email your subscribers over and over and over with the hope that one email might capture their attention in a sea of party invites, promotions,…

The true difference between remote workers & digital nomads

Photo by Cody Black on Unsplash The true difference between remote workers & digital nomads There’s a significant difference between a remote worker and a digital nomad. Yet, a lot of people mix up those two terms. Let me make a definition: A remote worker is someone who is working remotely. Doesn’t per se mean he is a nomad! A digital nomad is just a new and…

SpiderOak: Making Security Second Nature

SpiderOak: Making Security Second Nature We look at the hardest questions in the security world and create software using tools like encryption and authority control to solve them. Our best-known product is a cloud backup solution called SpiderOak ONE. It gives businesses and users all of the benefits of modern cloud backup software like ransomware protection, historical versions of all files, and syncing between devices. What…

Remote Work Masterclass for UVU Students

Remote Work Masterclass for UVU Students Using Box.Com to manage projects without seeing your teammates ugly mugs. Group projects in school can suck. Especially when most of the teammates are working as well as going to school. Being able to coordinate times for everyone to meet up is like trying to get the planets align, and quite frankly, that is more predictable than human behavior at times….

Why Startups Are Going Remote In 2017

We’ve seen big companies like Automattic, Toptal, and GitHub employ large remote workforces, but we’re starting to see smaller companies like GitLab and Zapier start remote, and stay remote. But why are more startups choosing a distributed model now more than in years past? It comes down to this: more startup founders are going remote because it’s a necessity rather than a luxury. In an…

Remote working is great in theory, but use it sparingly

Remote working is great in theory, but use it sparingly About 10 years ago there was a big move by large companies in Ireland to follow the trends they were seeing coming from the US and in particular the blue chip and high value tech companies in terms of how they treat culture in the work place. Ireland, like much of the world still had…

Auth0 Ranks High Among Tech Workers As a Place They’d “Love to Work”

Auth0 Ranks High Among Tech Workers As a Place They’d “Love to Work” It has been estimated that we spend nearly 100,000 hours of our entire lives at work. Day after day, year after year, we dedicate precious time (and lots of it) to something that, in an ideal world, provides a great deal of satisfaction and long-term fulfillment. Job satisfaction is a term that is…

Co-working Spaces vs Coffee Shops vs Libraries — Which is the Best Workspace for a Digital Nomad?

Co-working Spaces vs Coffee Shops vs Libraries — Which is the Best Workspace for a Digital Nomad? As a digital nomad you have the freedom to work from anywhere — but that doesn’t mean that all work spaces are created equal. In fact, there are some environments that are just better suited to getting work done. There are quite a few options for a remote worker who is wandering around…

Auth0 Ranked As One of Seattles Top 10 Employer Brands, According to Hired

Auth0 Ranked As One of Seattles Top 10 Employer Brands, According to Hired BELLEVUE, WA — NOVEMBER 8, 2017 — Auth0, the global leader in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), today announced its inclusion in a list of Seattle’s top ten employer brands from career marketplace Hired. The 2017 Global Brand Health Report is based on overall workplace attributes that more than 2,300 tech employees and jobseekers value. Listed alongside Amazon, Microsoft, Redfin,…

The State of Remote Work 2017

Data to help leaders understand how remote work impacts hiring, retention and management With over half of employees working remotely at least once per week, it’s clear remote work is on the rise and becoming a new norm. As the workforce becomes more distributed, it’s important that leaders and managers understand how remote work impacts hiring, retention, and management. Presented by Owl Labs in partnership…

10 Soft Skills Business Leaders Need to Succeed

This article originally appeared on Gurulocity and has been republished with permission. When did it become okay to leave people hanging? To treat others poorly? To not follow through on commitments? You hear a lot of talk these days about values, collaboration, and leadership. But what do these words mean? I don’t think people really internalize what these words mean in their daily work and life. Instead,…

Eliminate These Three Concerns to Convince Your Boss to Allow Remote Work

Less than one year ago, MakeStickers didn’t have an official remote work policy, but that all changed at the start of summer 2017. We put a lot of thought into whether or not a remote work policy would make sense for MakeStickers, primarily because such a big part of our business is production-based, and those that produce our stickers just can’t do their work remotely….

Eliminate These Three Concerns to Convince Your Boss to Allow Remote Work

Eliminate These Three Concerns to Convince Your Boss to Allow Remote Work Less than one year ago, MakeStickers didn’t have an official remote work policy, but that all changed at the start of summer 2017. We put a lot of thought into whether or not a remote work policy would make sense for MakeStickers, primarily because such a big part of our business is production-based, and…

Archiving repositories

Just because a repository isn’t actively developed anymore and you don’t want to accept additional contributions doesn’t mean you want to delete it. Now archive repositories on GitHub to make them read-only. Archiving a repository makes it read-only to everyone (including repository owners). This includes editing the repository, issues, pull requests, labels, milestones, projects, wiki, releases, commits, tags, branches, reactions and comments. No one can…

Why Every Freelancer Should Consider Finding a Mentor

The term “mentoring” sounds so official, but it’s a powerful concept that everyone—including freelancers—should become more familiar with. If you don’t currently have a mentor in your professional life, it’s time for you to get on board and start learning from someone who has gone before you. As a freelancer, it’s easy to feel alone. You don’t have an employer or coworkers—at least in the…

Rules of Business

Photo by Daniela Rey Someone asked me if I had any rules of business I follow. I have quite a few, but I shared a handful with them. Learn to tell a story I have a three year old daughter. At night she pleads for a story I make up before she goes to bed. After food and shelter were taken care of, it’s wild how important…