While there are lively debates about whether or not the Future is Distributed, at Truss we’re having a pretty solid time of it. Running online meetings is just the beginning of making sure your distributed team is included, and we’re continually working to improve our distributed practices.
Today, Forbes published my article, "Move To The Edge, And Declare It Center: The Leadership Genius Of The Thoroughly Modern Jane Jacobs". We're excited to be featured in a prominent publication, and we hope that this will become a regular contributor column where we can share insights that relate to leadership, operations and infrastructure to help you solve complex challenges.
It came as a trickle of references on Facebook. A Googler wrote a rant about gender and tech. At first, it blended into the background murmur of people with inflammatory attitudes online. Then, the original text was published, which was shortly followed by a spot-on rebuttal. Then, that trickle of conversation peppering my Facebook feed soon became a tidal wave of response. This Googler’s (James Damore’s) memo deeply affected many of the most talented and experienced women I knew in tech.
Over time, our sense of how to best use Slack has evolved. Some of our innovations have proven much less useful than others; some took on a life of their own. This is the story of how we discovered that a default Slack setup should come with one additional channel that proved more vital than we imagined when it was created.
Truss cofounder, Everett Harper, talked to Fortune writer Ellen McGirt about diversity and inclusion at Truss, using Weak Ties to find great candidates, and how we used a humorous SlackBot to call out gender bias.
We’re thrilled to share data, stories, and best practices for fostering diversity as part of Startup Include’s inaugural cohort.
Truss’s CEO discusses his recent TechCrunch post and how to position your company’s practices and your network for real strides toward diversity.
Are you an engineer who likes solving problems with data, analytics, dashboards and visualizations at scale?
We have an immediate challenge for you. Help us build an enterprise-scale analytics dashboard that will impact millions of people by the end of 2015. We have two slots remaining, so if you fit the profile below and are ready to execute ASAP, please send a resume, GitHub link or LinkedIn profile to firstname.lastname@example.org. We expect to close this opportunity quickly, so don’t hesitate!
If you are a remote worker, work-from-home, or in a distributed office, check out the OfficeOptional site for tools, tips and tactics.