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Joel Friedman, Developer at Outpace

Joel Friedman

Biography: Joel Friedman

Joel Friedman has over 6 years of experience in the software industry. He currently works from Chicago as developer at Outpace Systems using primarily primarily Clojure, Clojurescript and Angular.js. Before Outpace Joel worked as a developer at Trunk Club and DRW Trading Group. At DRW, Joel was mentored in C#, Jruby, Rails and even some Clojure. While there he also published an open source library to cleanup threading code in JRuby. Joel brought micro service and Javascript frontends to Trunk Club in JRuby and Backbone and he looked good while doing it. In addition to these, Joel has also tried his hand at creating his own company; he is a cofounder of and Gigfunder. He has extensive experience in UI/UX development with multiple frameworks including Clojurescript, Angular.js, Backbone, and Rails. Joel believes in small units of work and code and sharing a drink with coworkers on Fridays. He holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

Presentation: Best of Both Worlds: Remote Pairing In Action

Time: Tuesday 11:00 - 11:50 / Location: Superior

Daily commutes through rush hour traffic and the necessity of living where you work are becoming obsolete when technology now allows us to work from home. But working alone from home can become unmotivating and lonely, and lacks the necessary interaction for collaboration and building good working relationships.

The solution that we’ve found combines the best of both worlds for developers is 100% remote pairing.

We will talk about the success we’ve had with remote pairing at Outpace over the past year, along with the tools and processes we’ve found to work best for this setup.

We will discuss: Advantages of pairing in general advantages of pairing remotely overview of setup and tools team size and organization other practices we use along with remote pairing (agile, anarchy) what we’ve learned over the past year at Outpace Systems

Target Audience: This is a general presentation targeted to a general audience managers, team leads, and developers - anyone interested in learning more about pairing and remote pairing and how the practice may benefit their teams and organizations.