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The Importance of Face-to-Face Time

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Open source projects have shown that teams can be incredibly productive even when spread across different timezones and continents. Companies have learned from this and are increasingly allowing their employees to work from home, wherever that may be. This allows them to attract the very best developers, designers, salespeople, executives, etc., regardless of their living situation. But a far-flung team comes with a cost. Purely electronic communication, whether via email, chat, bug trackers, or even video conferencing, easily leads to misinterpretation, stifled thoughts, nit-picking, lack of camaraderie, and worse. When all your communication is textual, it's far too easy to assume the worst in others, rather than the best. Don't despair! There's an easy solution: face-to-face time. Talking and hanging out in person for even a few days reminds us that we're all warm-blooded humans with good intentions and puts our interactions back on the right track. Come hear how we've made this a big part of how we work, both in the WebKit open source project, and at GitHub.


Entrepreneurs / Startups
  • When: All day
  • Start: 21 November 2013
  • End: 21 November 2013 23:59
UDE - Ultimate Developer Event - Boston 2013


200 Seaport Boulevard Seaport World Trade Center
02210 Boston, MA

Ultimate Developer Event (UDE) is a brand-new conference focused on bringing developers of all types together for two days of inspiration, education, and fun. This conference is perfect for developers of consumer and business apps, front-end or back-end engineers, mobile app developers, information architects, open-source contributors, students, startup founders, hackers, Trekkies, and anyone else who believes technology is going to save the universe.

With sessions covering, Ruby/Rails, Python, Node.js, PHP, HTML and CSS to next-generation web development tools and frameworks, startup insights and business development secrets and putting emerging technology to work in the enterprise - there really is something for everyone!

UDE kicks off with your choice of four different, day-long workshops, each lead by a totally inspirational industry leader. We round things off with two packed days of conference sessions, with talks from some of the most creative and exciting minds working in development and business today. Not only that but we will also have amazing keynotes, networking activities, and just plain fun to make it worth your while.

As an attendee you'll also get full access to downloadable HD videos of each session after the event. The perfect tool to catch up!

Workshops Day!

Workshops will be taking place on November 20th and you can choose from four full day sessions. This is your chance to get up close and personal in this intimate classroom environment.

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