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In this fireside chat, Swanand Pagnis will deconstruct some falsehoods with Pramod Biligiri, tease out the fundamental issues that lead to these beliefs, and present a rough playbook to get it right.
The prevalent falsehoods about remote work and async communications we will cover:
- Remote means async.
- Async = 100% async, sync = 100% sync.
- High-fidelity communication makes all the difference.
- Non-verbal cues are important.
- Async comms wipe out serendipity from communication.
- Written communication is complex; I can work so much faster if I get on calls.
- Mentorship is complicated when remote.
- “Remote just doesn’t work for me/us” -> people’s preferences about remote or distributed are actually about remote or distributed.
Note: This session will focus on the sync and async communication aspect of remote work. This doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to talk about other things :)
Swanand Pagnis is the CTO at CoLearn, Indonesia’s premier EdTech. He brings 17+ years of working (and non-working) experience with teams and companies of varying sizes and compositions. Talk to him about engineering excellence, CI-CD, and meetups any day. In his own words, “he eats org design for breakfast.” Follow Swanand for spicy tweets and a slice of life here.
Pramod is a consultant for data engineering and distributed systems issues. He has worked for over 15 years as a software developer, including stints at Uber, Yahoo, and ThoughtWorks. He enjoys helping startups with general software engineering issues.
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