Remote Controlled Volunteers

Remote Controlled Volunteers

By Karen Pauley from
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 10:20 AM
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any
Tags: management volunteers

Most of you weren't forced to come to YAPC by your boss, and most of you aren't paid to contribute to Perl or other Open Source projects. As volunteers you can choose to join in. But if you don't like it, you can easily choose to leave.

All teams and projects need some sort of management, and good management isn't easy. If your team members are distributed around the world, with different languages and cultures, it's even harder. Make them volunteers and it may become almost impossible to stay productive.

In this talk I will describe the common problems, tell you how to avoid them, and explain what to do when everything goes wrong.

Attended by: Tatsuhiko Miyagawa (‎miyagawa‎), Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎), Jesse Vincent, Jason May (‎jasonmay‎), Jason Switzer (‎s1n‎), Nicholas Perez (‎nperez‎), Rick Scott (‎shadowspar‎), David H. Adler (‎dha‎), Elliot Shank, Jeremy Fluhmann (‎jfluhmann‎), Todd Rinaldo (‎toddr‎), Dagfinn Ilmari MannsÃ¥ker (‎ilmari‎), Nathaniel Smith (‎Nate‎), Shana Andreychek, G. Wade Johnson (‎gwadej‎), Karsten Dahms, Mike Kelly (‎pioto‎), Victor Stevko, Doug Bell (‎preaction‎), Zak Zebrowski, Barbie, Clinton Wolfe, Ricardo Signes (‎rjbs‎), michael shomsky, Kevin Falcone (‎jibsheet‎), Jack Foy, Michael Schwern (‎Schwern‎), Mike Fragassi (‎frag‎), Josh ben Jore (‎diotalevi‎), Bruce Gray (‎Util‎), Darian Patrick (‎dapatrick‎), Hans Dieter Pearcey (‎confound‎), James E Keenan (‎kid51‎), Chip Salzenberg (‎Chip‎), Jess Robinson (‎castaway‎), Josh McAdams (‎jmcadams‎), Trey Harris, sungo,