Announcing Wide Teams

Just in time for RailsConf 2010, I’m very pleased to introduce my new project: Wide Teams – the blog for geographically dispersed organizations.

This site has been a dream of mine for a long time. I’ve worked with geographically distributed teams for a few years now, and this what I’ve observed: more and more software companies are embracing remote work, but there is no dedicated space for sharing stories, best practices, and lessons learned. Wide teams is an effort to fill this gap. I’ll be sharing what I’ve learned, but more importantly I’ll be gathering and sharing the experiences of other remote workers and leaders of distributed teams.

To kick off the knowledge sharing, I’ll be wandering the halls of RailsConf all week, microphone in hand and silly hat on my head, collecting stories from anyone who will talk to me. I’ll be looking for any and all experiences with remote work – successes, failures, and everything in between. These interviews will be published over the coming months in the form of a podcast.

If you are interested in the world of dispersed teams, I hope you’ll visit the blog, subscribe to the RSS feed, and follow the @wideteams account on Twitter. And if you’re at RailsConf and see me, please do introduce yourself!

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