The current status quo in running and scaling out teams is to have everyone work in the same or at least in different office. With the rise of open source, a different model of working and collaborating has emerged that is adopted by more and more companies, especially as they struggle to hire talent, build diverse teams and keep up with economies of scale that haven't existed before.
In this session I'd like to to talk about the team that's running Travis CI and share some of our learnings as we grew our team and pushed our team’s distribution further. The talk will focus on how to structure communication in distributed and remote teams, the tools that are available today to increase collaboration while also increasing visibility, and on the challenges of working across multiple timezones
This talk's target audience can include anyone working in or leading a team.
After this session you will be better equipped with tools that can help your team adopt a more asynchronous and inclusive culture of working, and you'll walk away with ideas on how to structure communication and collaboration in distributed teams in a way that helps local teams as well.
// Mathias Meyer
is the CEO and used to be an engineer at Travis CI, a hosted continuous integration and deployment platform. His interests include distributed systems, studies of human error, and the intersection of both with company culture.