A lot has been written on remote work in the software industry, most notably
Jason Fried’s Remote.
But many of us were left agape by the recent backlash on telecommuting by
the final straw being
reactionary attitude on the matter.
I thought I’d share my experience as a tech lead to help spread the word: in spite of lingering 20th century management, the knowledge industry can go remote, and benefit from it.
Mine is a real-world story about successfully turning a 10-person on-site team into a 30-person distributed team. This article is a handful of factual observations, measurements, and tips from my time as HouseTrip’s head geek.