With over 15 years of experience as a semi-remote Lead DBA for a medical system, running a consultancy firm, producing SQL Cruise events and balancing a personal life Tim Ford has a pocketful of tips to share in making "remote" work for you.  He also has a long list of things that he's found over the years to be a hindrance for himself and others who have struggled and failed to make remote working formats a success.  Join him as he covers:
  • Ideas for making telecommuting work for you and for your teammates.
  • Convincing Management to adopt or attempt remote work scenarios.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of remote working.
  • Traits that lend oneself to being a successful telecommuter and those that do not.
  • Practices for improving your remote working productivity.
  • Dealing with work-life balance (the hardest part of remote working.)
Always-On may be a great term for SQL Server High Availability options but it's not so for those working in the technology.  We'll wrap the discussion with beating back the urges to be "Always On" without becoming irrelevant.
Presented by Tim Ford at SQLBits XIV