Facilitating the Spread of Knowledge and Innovation in Professional Software Development

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Tom Santero explores the various configurations of distributed teams, dissecting both productive as well as undesirable qualities that emerge when working remotely. We will postulate that distributed teams are novel and worth considering, but ultimately impossible to reduce and replicate.


Tom Santero works for Basho Technologies, the creators of Riak and Riak CS. In previous lives he worked in finance and studied philosophy. Tom is an organizer of the NYC Erlang user group and the RICON distributed systems conference series. Tom lives in Brooklyn, NY, has two cats and penchant for functional programming and distributed systems.

About the conference

Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Feb 13, 2014