Michael Dowden

Information & Communications Technology

Business & Management

JavaScript Firebase Software Development Software Architecture Entrepreneur Remote Working Business Leadership

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Winning as the Home Team

The process of building Great Software can be broken down to a number of processes and attributes that center around communication. From requirements to code to documentation, standups to retrospectives, we build our software teams around specific interactions and communication channels. The typical picture of a software team shows a group of people collaborating around a marker board in a room full of computers. But is this really necessary?

This talk will break down the processes of building software together as a team, and show how things change when you are no longer sharing the same room. You will learn about the practices and tools one company uses to successfully run remote-only software projects, with developers that work from home. From leadership styles, to meeting schedules, to coding practices, we’ll get into specifics about what it takes to be a winning team when everyone is working from home. And finally, there will be a comparison between working from home in 2019 and 2020.

First delivered as a webinar for Team Rockstars IT Webinar, Netherlands


Michael Dowden

Entrepreneur. Coder. Author. Gamer. Geek.

Michael is the CEO of Andromeda, Product Architect for FlexePark, an International Keynote Speaker, a Google Developer Expert in Firebase, and a Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies. For more than 25 years he has been writing code and geeking out over technology. He is passionate about keeping things simple and focusing on what provides real value to the end user. Michael enjoys speaking at conferences and user groups, and mentoring other developers and entrepreneurs. He is the author of Programming Languages ABC++, Approachable Accessibility, and Architecting CSS.

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