Evolving Remote Work Capability with Clinton Begin

Every day 361,000 Calgarians travel through the downtown core, most of them for work related reasons. Half of those people drive. The other half stuff themselves into an overcrowded public transit system. The morning rush hour alone sees 30,000 cars compress into expensive downtown parking spaces. Many people travel to their office job to sit in a cubicle and email someone who sits 30ft away. Many such office jobs could be done just as effectively while working remotely. But that was a problem in 2014, and one that we would probably be happy to have back. This year Calgary has seen a dramatic turn in the economy. A new challenge for many is finding work. And a new problem for Alberta and Canada is bringing money into our province and our country. Luckily, remote work capability can help there too!

Drawing upon over 4 years of full-time remote work experience, Clinton Begin discusses remote work capability for companies and employees, how it applies to agile software development practices, and how remote work is a natural extension to cloud computing strategy. Learn how working remotely benefits the environment, the economy, business capability, health and safety, security and accessibility.

Bio

Clinton Begin has built a presence in both the enterprise and open source communities. Having consulted as a Senior Developer and Agile Mentor for industry greats such as ThoughtWorks, Microsoft and Riot Games, his experiences have spanned a broad range of business and technical domains. Clinton has applied agile methodologies, open source software, Java, .NET and Ruby to the development of large-scale applications. He is an experienced coach, author, speaker, and trainer on a range of technical and business topics.

Additional Information

Come 6pm and enjoy complimentary food and refreshments. The session itself runs from 6:30pm to 7:30pm with a question period and networking afterwards. We're in the Atrium at as soon as you walk in the front doors. Parking is free in front of the building after 5pm!

Special thanks to our sponsors Innovate Calgary for the venue, eCompliance and Quadrus Development Inc. for the food and refreshments.

Please sign up on meetup.com for location information: http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Agile-Methods-User-Group/events/227951426/