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A new episode of Remotely Prepared is up and it’s on a topic that I’ve just been hearing and experiencing so much since the Covid-19 pandemic hit and that is community. Community of your team, your company, your friends, your customers, everywhere you look, communities are pulling together to help one another get through this. It’s fantastic to see. Full episode is here – https://www.upsidedownoffice.com/podcast/its-all-about-community

What does it take to lead teams remotely? What are some of the ups and downs that you are going to go through? What has worked for you over the past few months and what exploded on the launchpad before it even happened? What would you like a do-over at? What do you need help in? Do these sound like questions that might be asked of you during a podcast? They probably are. We’re gearing…

There is a reason why coop programs are so valuable to our learning, growth and development. It’s because in addition to learning the academics, you are applying the theory and what you’ve learned to the practical and seeing what works for you. Junior developers spend their formative years putting what they’ve learned to the test. They don’t have time to focus on team leadership, project planning or delivery schedules – what they need to focus…

Keeping your team motivated while they are remote is going to require you to get creative. When you’re in front of the room, when you have the company’s facilities behind you, you have a swagger that you can bring to the party. Right now, it’s you, a laptop and a camera. So what do you do? They aren’t robots – if they are, validate some captcha phrases just to be sure. But they aren’t so…

I’ve been coding for over 20 years – YIKES – where did the years go. No matter what my job title is, I always find myself coding and learning. I’ve recently taken up the #100DaysOfCode challenge to push myself to get back to learning something completely brand new outside of my normal wheelhouse, to push and challenge myself. It’s a challenge. I stop the tutorials more than I thought I would, but I’m enjoying the…