Articles in remote working

The Tool We Built To Help Us Work Remotely

We create software. Naturally, when a smattering of creative technical minds jiggle together, creativity is bound to spill over into custom tools that help us work. In this article we'll introduce you to one such tool we have built to smooth some of…

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Giving Thanks

It's Thanksgiving in the US again and we at Compose want to take some time this holiday to share what we are thankful for. It's been a year of rapid growth for the company and yet we haven't actually changed that much in how we do things. For us, it'…

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The Great Remote Work Week - How We Did It

"Hey, everyone, we're all going home next week" - With this announcement from Compose CEO Kurt, so began an intriguing and insight filled week at the company. Remote working can be effective, but where you have a mix of remote workers and office base…

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How We Do It: Good Deeds Recognized

How often have you accomplished something at work, raised your head from the desk and found you are in an empty office and no one will ever know the epic challenge you took on? Awful isn't it. No champagne, no boss coming in to shake your hand and...…

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How We Do It: Running a Global Remote Pizza Party

We're a widely distributed company with a combination of offices and remote working around the world. It's second nature for us to handle video, audio and text conferencing in our working day, but there was a challenge to remote working we'd never pr…

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How MongoHQ Uses HipChat to Connect a Distributed Team

This blog post is republished from the HipChat blog, co-authored by Elena Gorman. Since its conception MongoHQ has grown from a 2-person start-up to a 24 person company. The staff is absolutely multi-locational, with people in California, Alabama, Ut…

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Making Remote Work Work: An Adventure in Time & Space

MongoHQ is a distributed company, with 21 employees scattered across California, Alabama, Utah, Windsor Ontario, Quebec, and London. This isn't rare, by any means, and is becoming more common as technology corporations evolve ... particularly when th…

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