17–19 October 2016: Conference & Tutorials
19–20 October 2016: Training
London, UK

Dealing with cultural diversity and internal advocacy within a distributed team

Laura Czajkowski (Couchbase)
11:40–12:20 Monday, 17/10/2016
In real life (IRL)
Location: Blenheim Room Level: Non-technical
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand how to advocate your work to your boss or to your team and communicate better with your colleagues
  • Explore the challenges that working on a distributed team brings


Scaling company culture can be difficult even when the majority of your company is in the same office. Nowadays, this is rarely the case; most of the time you’re split over multiple continents. Laura Czajkowski breaks down the cultural challenges faced when working in a distributed team, explores how to champion your work, and looks at some solutions that can be brought in to help you and your team.

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Laura Czajkowski


Laura Czajkowski is an open source advocate and regular conference speaker who is passionate about getting everyone from students at primary school to professionals at tier 1 banks involved in open source communities, both on IRC and in face-to-face discussions. Laura has been active in open source communities since 2000; in that time, she has been involved in leading and organizing conferences on software testing, documentation, and advocacy. Laura served for four years on the Ubuntu Local council and currently sits as an elected Ubuntu member on the Community council.