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Maria Gutierrez at Turing Fest 2017

A Clear-Eyed Look at Distributed Teams

Maria Gutierrez

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Distributed teams can have big benefits for both employers and employees, but there are many challenges. Being successful requires changes to work practices, communication, and style — and not just from the remote people. Everyone will experience changes. To better support your team, it helps to be prepared. In this talk, we will look at the challenges and rewards of working in a distributed team setting based on several years of experience growing large distributed engineering teams.

Maria Gutierrez
Maria Gutierrez
Head of Engineering (London) @ Intercom

With over 19 years of experience in the software industry, Maria Gutierrez is Head of Engineering and co-site lead at Intercom London. Maria was formerly the VP of Engineering at Edinburgh-based FreeAgent, one of the UK's largest and most popular online accounting software providers. She previously worked at LivingSocial leading globally distributed teams, and at Adobe where she worked in the developer technologies group. Maria is one of the directors of the Women Who Code Edinburgh network.

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