Working Effectively in a Distributed Team

Drupal Camp Asheville 2024 - July 12th-14th

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Thomas Lattimore

Thomas Lattimore is a Product Engineer at He spend his days drinking fussy coffee while writing JavaScript with clacky keyboard. Though his focus is mostly JavaScript these days, he spent the first arc of his career working on Drupal projects for sites ranging from small non-profits, to large enterprise sites for media networks and national brands. He has been working as part of remote development teams since 2011 and is eager to share experience on the subject. 

A growing number agencies and development teams today work remotely or at least co-located. In fact, the Drupal Project itself is almost entirely developed by individuals in different locations. 

This type of remote work offers a lot of benefits in today’s fast-growing global economy and many have grown to favor remote work over the conventional, centrally located office environment. But even the most experienced members of a distributed will admit it doesn’t come without its challenges. Whether you work from home, a co-working space, coffee shop, or are in a centrally located small team in a larger org—you’re sure to get something out of this session.

In this session we’ll cover:

•    Tools and workflows for effective collaboration 
•    Beating isolation while working remotely
•    Staying productive when you reach a creative rut
•    Processes for eliminating distractions 
•    Having fun and keeping the human connection 
•    Finding ways to take advantage of remote work