Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details


Home and Away: A Work from Home Episode

In the UK, the number of people WFH has increased by a fifth in the last ten years. In the US, the number of people WFH has increased 103% since 2005.

Technology enables us to communicate more-or-less solely online, eradicating the need for human interaction, and allowing us to WFH on the project we love. However, with all the benefits of WFH, it can also be isolating, lonely, difficult, and a struggle.

As a documenter for OpenStack, the most important thing I do every day is communicate online with people I do not know to ensure my job is conducted effectively and efficiently. Communication online is key to creating, forming, and maintaining a successful project. This presentation will cover:

  1. Consideration for working with WFH colleagues when you work in an office
  2. How maintain effective online communication between team members
  3. How to use online communication to create a good team culture with your remote team
  4. Tips on how to work from efficiently and effectively

What can I expect to learn?

The attendees should expect to learn:

  1. Considerations for working with WFH colleagues when you work in an office
  2. How to maintain a good team culture when you are working in a remote team
  3. Tips on how to work from home efficiently and effectively
  4. How to maintain effective online communication between team members 
Tuesday, October 25, 2:15pm-2:55pm
Difficulty Level: Beginner
SUSE, Technical writer
I am a technical writer currently working on SUSE OpenStack Cloud (SOC) for SUSE. I have previously been the elected PTL for the OpenStack-manuals project in the Pike release and am best known for moving the documentation out of the OpenStack-manuals repository. I have also had the opportunity to work as core on the OpenStack-Ansible project.  FULL PROFILE