Remote-First - avoiding video conference overload

What we can learn from Open Source projects

Isabel Drost-Fromm

Playlists: 'froscon2020' videos starting here / audio

A virus caused a lot of teams to move to a remote first setting in the matter of a few days. Too often the result was teams emulating office settings with remote video conferencing.

In this talk we will look closer at how Open Source projects succeed in handling highly distributed teams. We will look at patterns that can be applied inside of companies to make not only remote work more efficient. As a side effect we will see how adopting Open Source collaboration patterns on the inside will lower the barrier to contribute to regular, public Open Source projects.