Remote Open Spaces – Is it Even Possible?

DevOps Days Open Spaces

DevOps Days Open Spaces

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I was talking with Nathen Harvey at DevOpsDays Boston this week and the topic of open space technology meetings came up. We had tried it at the Sonatype Engineering Summit last month and it worked extremely well.

As Nathen and I were discussing how effective it was at DevOpsDays Boston, he mentioned that he had actually done a remote open spaces session with his company, Chef; 200 people including the c-level execs were involved. From Nathen’s perspective, it was effective enough to consider doing once a quarter. Before he could get much farther, I pulled out my trusty video recorder and was able to capture how he was able to do it, along with tricks and traps for the next iteration

I’d love your response to this. Are remote open spaces something you would consider trying out? Have you done it? Can we document a process that will make it more successful? Have a listen to our discussion and let us know what you think.

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Mark Miller

Senior Storyteller and Community Advocate at Sonatype
Mark Miller is Senior Storyteller and DevOps Advocate for TheNEXUS. His expertise is in the creation and growth of online communities. Mark is Executive Producer of the OWASP 24/7 Podcast Series and is co-producer of the world's largest online DevOps conference, All Day DevOps. You can follow him on Twitter: @AllDayDevOps. You can also find him as the moderator of the LinkedIn DevOps Group.
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