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Tuesday, May 19 • 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Collaboration in an HD World: Working Effectively on Distributed and Remote Teams

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While the value of co-location for team effectiveness cannot be denied, the nature of the OpenStack community is one of remote work and distributed interactions. Whether you're attending a meeting on IRC, discussing an issue asynchronously via email, or trying to figure out what time it is on the other side of the world, virtual collaboration is a requirement for effective participation in OpenStack. 


In this talk, Rainya Mosher will draw from 15 years of personal experience (including 3 years in OpenStack), as well as the latest research on distributed collaboration, to provide practical strategies, best practices, and tools you can use to make your interactions more effective. Regardless of if you are a developer new to OpenStack, an operator running an OpenStack deployment, or a product manager trying to ship a feature, this talk will help make your interactions more productive and effective.


Talk Outline

  • HD Team Profiles 

  • Communication Styles

  • Cultural Lenses

  • Tools and Best Practices

  • Putting it All Together

Talk Takeaways 

  • Heightened awareness of the key challenges of distributed collaboration and how to effectively address them

  • Insight into the research and theory being done in this field and trends for the next 3 to 5 years of HD work

  • Practical guidance on how best to interact with the OpenStack community regardless of your role or your company affliation


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Rainya "Rai" Mosher

Sr Manager, Digital Platform Delivery, T-Mobile
A vector of enthusiasm grounded in reality, Rainya "Rai" Mosher is an engineering manager at T-Mobile focusing on platform development to enable digital delivery and dynamic environment creation for application teams. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Rai work at Rackspace Hosting and Cisco... Read More →

Tuesday May 19, 2015 4:40pm - 5:20pm PDT
Room 110

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