Working from home tips and tricks

Hi everyone,

I know a bunch of people are now working from home that haven’t before so I thought I’d start collating some resources for everyone so we can all share good tips and tricks without digging through tons of transient twitter posts. I’ve marked this post a wiki so feel free to edit, also feel free to just reply with your own tips.

General Tips

Gear

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Gearwise, most gaming headsets also work very well for video conferencing, have a good sound, and are fairly comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I’ve got a Corsair Void Pro that works very well. One I’m eyeing that was shared with me by someone in another community was an Arctis 7.

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At Pivotal (now VMware Tanzu) on Cloud Foundry we have a lot of experience working on distributed teams with a significant number of folks working from home. We continue to pair program remotely so good headsets (I love my Sennheiser) and tools (Zoom, tmux, etc.) along with a remote-first attitude toward meeting facilitation is key.

Denise Yu recently wrote a good blog post that compiles some of this advice:
Remote Collaboration Advice from Former Pivots

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