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Devon Campbell
Devon Campbell

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Remote Work Tips for Developers

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We’re all working remotely these days, but even if you’ve never known another way, I have some tips that can help make you more productive and healthier as a remote developer.


Communication with Your Family

  • Be clear about your work time and what you need from others in your household during that time.
  • If you want to know more about the pomodoro system or about staying focused in general, read my article about building your own focus system.
  • I use Google Calendar for my shared calendar, but there are lots of similar options. You could try Zoho Calendar.

Communication with Your Team

  • Slack for real-time communication text.
  • Whereby for video conferencing or Jitsi Meet for larger meetings.
  • The Bluetooth headset I show in the video is a slightly older model. The WH1000XM3 is a newer model that’s similar. I’ve also used this cheaper on-ear headset by Jabra and really liked it.
  • Trello, Asana, or Todoist for project management (even if you work alone).
  • Keep email sparse.
  • Figure out what kind of communication belongs where (Slack vs. video conference vs. email).

Mental Health

Physical Health

Thanks for watching! Post a comment here or on YouTube or mention me on Twitter if you have questions about working from home or more tips I missed.

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Top comments (2)

zoebourque profile image

Love the recommendations!
Our team recently switched to using Slack, and it's been going great so far.
We also invested in task management software to keep track of our tasks and deadlines.
Currently using Quire, which is a great alternative for Trello and Asana!

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David Portillo

Thank you for the awesome tips 👍😁