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Best Practices for Remote Work

In this track, we will explore ideas about effective remote work. Many people were thrown into remote work overnight in 2020. There is, however, another class of companies that have deliberately chosen to be remote as an advantage. What can we learn about effective remote work from these world-class remote companies? This track discusses best practices for individuals, teams, and organizations. Attendees will learn actionable steps that they can take to make remote work more effective for them and their companies.

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Mastering Virtual Communication

Tuesday Nov 17 / 10:00AM PST

For the past six months, we've been in countless hours of virtual meetings and presentations. While we've learned a lot along the way, there is still an opportunity to make these virtual engagements more effective and more enjoyable. This short talk focuses on how we can take...

Anne Ricketts

Founder of Lighthouse Communications & Communication Coach


Navigating the New Remote Normal

Tuesday Nov 17 / 10:50AM PST

Now is the time to set up your remote workforce to succeed - no matter where they work. In this presentation, we will discuss, how can we navigate the new world of working as a hybrid team. You will walk away with new ideas for what it means to be “present” at work and how to...

Lisette Sutherland

Author of Work Together Anywhere


Intentional Distributed Teams

Tuesday Nov 17 / 11:40AM PST

While a few companies have been working in a distributed style for a while now, most companies were forced to make the jump in a hurry in early 2020. We’ve been doing the best we can, “winging it”, in an abnormal and uncertain situation.  One thing is clear, though: things...

Maria Gutierrez

Sr Director of Engineering and co-site lead @intercom London

Glenn Vanderburg

Executive Director at @remax

Interactive Session

Remote Work Leadership Best Practices Panel Discussion

Tuesday Nov 17 / 12:30PM PST

Successful remote work support can convey large benefits to the business, but to realize this benefit we must adopt best practices at the leadership level. Join this panel to learn actionable best practices from engineering leaders at organizations that are supporting remote work as an advantage.

Kristina Kemmer

Director Of Engineering @zapier

Preeti Somal

Engineering Leader @HashiCorp

Karen Casella

Director of Engineering @Netflix, previously leading architecture teams @eBay & @Sun


Tuesday Nov 17 / 09:00AM PST


Track Host

Travis McPeak

Security Engineering Manager @Netflix

Travis is a Security Engineering Manager at Netflix. He enjoys applying automation to scale security practically. In his spare time, Travis leads the Bay Area chapter of OWASP, a global information security non-profit, and advises startups about security. In past roles he has served as lead...

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