Online Work and Global Collaboration

Join us this Tuesday for an evening focused on Online Work and Collaboration in collaboration with Agile-in-Offshore meetup. Next on Oslo XP meetup, we explore the global dimension of software development.

Agenda: 

• Mingling: Our event sponsor elance buys drinks and snacks for everyone

• The human cloud: What skills are in demand and how can you participate (Steffen Hedebrandt, elance.com)

• Collaborating across the globe (Michael Chletsos and Titas Norkūnas) 

• Scrum across the globe (Johannes Brodwall, Exilesoft) 

• Distributed estimation (Anuradha Gayanayaka).

Join us this Tuesday an evening focused on Online Work and Collaboration.

Every month more than 100,000 jobs are posted on Elance.com. Over 800,000 businesses are hiring among 2.8 million freelancers from +170 countries.

But, it is not only on Elance.com that more and more jobs are posted Online. According to the Staffing Industry Analysis the whole “Human Cloud” industry surpassed $1,000,000,000 globally and is expected by 2018 to reach $ 5,000,000,000. The biggest part of these jobs will be IT & Programming related.

Steffen Hedebrandt, Country Manager – Nordics at Elance.com will give a general description of what Online Platforms and the Human Cloud is. How many people are using them worldwide and in Norway? What kind of skills are in demand?

Then we will welcome two experienced programmers. Michael Chletsos from Hawaii and Titas Norkūnas from Lithuania. In spite of timezone challenges and remote locations they work together successfully on a daily basis.

Having heard these stories we will turn the event into an open discussion about Online Work and Collaboration. We are eager to hear your experiences with this.

Looking forward to seeing you this day.

Refreshments for this event are sponsored by elance.com


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  • Anuradha G.

    It was pleasure being there. You can find my presentation here;
    http://www.slideshare.net/acgajanayaka/can-distributed-team-do-estimates

    September 16, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Thanks for having us, here are the slides from Titas and my presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/mpchlets/oslo-xp-presentation

    September 13, 2013

  • Jan Petter H.

    Will the slides be available for download?

    September 13, 2013

  • Jan Petter H.

    I think this was a great meetup and glad I went

    September 13, 2013

  • Anuradha G.

    Hi All, Thank you for your participation. It was really great having you all there. I will be having another talk on remote project initiation during my visit. Anybody interested can find the info here. http://marketing.exilesoft.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/5351/p/p-0020/t/page/fm/0

    2 · September 11, 2013

    • Johannes B.

      I will also be at the breakfast seminar. Looking forward to hearing Anu's ideas again.

      September 12, 2013

  • Geir A.

    Interesting for everyone interested in collaboration

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Darija S. H.

    Exciting topic!

    September 10, 2013

  • Anuradha G.

    Hi, thank you for posting such an interesting topic

    I would like to present a talk in the tile “Can distributed teams do estimates?” Here I would like to draw upon a case study where geographically distributed team came up an estimate for a large banking system through online work collaboration. Thank you.

    3 · August 31, 2013

    • Johannes B.

      Great suggestion, Anuradha. You're in! Do you want me to use that description for a talk?

      September 3, 2013

    • Anuradha G.

      Hi Johannes, thank you. Sure you can use the description.

      September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Guys,
    I just moved to Oslo from Perth Australia, I am looking for a QA Test engineer role, I have got 12 years of experience IT.
    If you know any client looking for QA tester please let me know, you can reach me at: [masked]
    Greatly appreciate your favour.
    Cheers,
    Sunny

    September 2, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Excited to join and talk about our experience

    2 · August 31, 2013

  • sajid a.

    can a person interested participate in such activities having no financial backup?

    August 30, 2013

    • Johannes B.

      Both working closely with your remote team, working with elance and coming to Oslo XP meetup can be done without any financial backup. :-)

      1 · August 30, 2013

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