Lessons Learned Working Apart: Thoughts on Distributed Collaboration and Remote Teams
I’ve spent most of my career as part of a team working in an office, making the web a little better each day. When starting my own company, however, one of my goals was to find ways to work with the people I looked up to… who had their own separate offices in different companies spread out all over the world. In order to get started, I had to think differently about a lot of things: my day, my network, my goals, and how I communicate. I’ve found that working together across the internets has a lot more to do with the ability to share a vision, and a lot less to do with which is the best digital video conference service.
Kevin M. Hoffman is an information architect and design strategist that has been building web stuff since 1995. He founded the distributed design network Seven Heads Design, a network of highly experienced digital design thinkers who operate independently, but love working together. Formerly he served as Experience Director for the award-winning web design agency Happy Cog. Drop him a line at Kevin’s website or on Twitter at @kevinmhoffman.
Localizing the Dino: Mozilla in Chattanooga
From the Gigabit Community Fund to events like Maker Party to a buzzing Hive of technologists and educators, there are many moving pieces to Mozilla’s growing work in Chattanooga. Learn how all these parts fit together around one big goal: helping Chattanoogans learn to build, create, and explore on the web. Find out what’s coming next for Mozilla in Chattanooga and how you can join us in empowering Chattanoogans to build the web they want.
Lindsey Frost Cleary
Lindsey Frost Cleary leads the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund in Chattanooga, Tennessee and spearheads the development of the Hive Chattanooga Learning Community. Lindsey has spent the last several years exploring the intersection of technology and education through work with UTC SimCenter, Engage 3D, the Public Education Foundation, Toshiba America Foundation, and several other organizations. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia University, an animal rights activist, and an aspiring yogini.
You can follow her on Twitter as @FrostCleary.