Software GR: Avleen Vig - Distributed teams & successful remote engineering (VIDEO)

Bio: Avleen is a Staff Operations Engineer at Etsy, where he spends much of his time growing the infrastructure for selling knitted gloves and cross-stitch periodic tables. Before joining Etsy he worked at several large tech companies, including EarthLink and Google, as well as a number of small successful startups.

Abstract: Over half of Etsy's Operations team are remote engineers, spread out between North America and Europe. Most individuals work from home, with little face time with other members of the team. This environment is growing more common as organizations look outside their local areas when hiring new staff, and potential employees leverage the current market to relocate out of major metropolitan areas.

Avleen will discuss the challenges faced by engineers, management and organizations, and ways to address the issues to successfully build remote teams.