Dawn is a Developer Advocate at LaunchDarkly where she uses her storytelling prowess to write and speak about the intersection of technology and psychology. She enjoys helping people be more successful at work and at life. She makes technical information accessible avoiding buzzwords and jargon whenever possible. Dawn has spoken at DevOpsDays, Velocity, Interop, and Monitorama. Her articles have appeared in numerous technical publications. When not writing or speaking she serves as a chapter organizer for Write/Speak/Code.
Session: Working From The Beach & Other Myths Of Remote Employees
Many people today say there is a DevOps talent shortage. Others say there isn’t, but rather there is a shortage of people willing and able to relocate for a job. Being open to remote employees may be the answer to finding the talent you need. But before you decide to hire remote employees make sure you are setting them and the company up for success. Hiring employees that work remotely can help you overcome the talent shortage you may be facing and result in greater diversity and increased productivity. Without proper strategies in place, remote employees can feel isolated, disconnected, and left out.
Drawing from experiences of remote employees, both managers & individual contributors, this talk will cover tips on how to support and include remote employees. Managers will learn tips and strategies to make remote employees successful such as how to work asynchronously across time zones and including remote employees in office celebrations. Those working remotely will learn how to advocate for what is needed to be successful.