Because local developers are hard to find (and expensive), we’ve increasingly been relying on remote developers to get the job done. With the rest of the development team on the ground following scrum, we’ve had to find seamless ways of integrating remote devs into daily meetings, planning, review and retro sessions.
To facilitate collaboration between local and remote team members, I’ve been swearing by Appear.in
- It has never been down/unavailable for us
- We’ve run hour-long meetings without a disruption or lag
- The sound and video quality are great
- Screenshare as a killer feature – being able to share multiple screens from different users and switch between them
- Chat and fun emojis help communicate whilst muted
- Room customisations (pro) is a great touch
On a final note, many don’t seem to understand how easy it is to create a new room – It’s literally faster than starting a Skype call and doesn’t require adding users. Would highly recommend to anyone trying to improve communication with remote team members or just for a catch up with an old friend!
Now that the renovation is officially complete, I wanted to share some pics. Huge thanks to Alexandra Singer and her team for an amazing job and making it seem so effortless. Can’t wait to do it again 🙂
Swipe these images below to see the transformation.
Click here to read more about the journey or click on images below for more details.
I’ve decided to shut down my Facebook account for good. It seems broken and that these days it is all about making money, instead of connecting people. And no… I have nothing to hide – I’m just hoping that removing Facebook will free up some time for other activities (like writing on this blog). Continue reading “Goodbye, Facebook”
2017 was a fun year for work, health and travel. Here’s what I got up to. Continue reading “Looking back at 2017”
***UPDATE – See Before and After pics here
I always knew I would renovate my Garden’s apartment one day. The apartment had a classic 80’s setup – separate kitchen, weird nooks and cupboards, a bathtub with retrofitted shower, three different types of tiles, parquet flooring and old steel frame windows. Continue reading “Renovating my Apartment”