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Agustin Benito Bethencourt (toscalix)
FLOSS consultant, manager and contributor. Currently working at Codethink.
FLOSS consultant, manager and contributor. Currently working at Codethink.
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FOSDEM is over and it is time to recap. Last year I decided to take a break and did not attend to the event. This year I was really looking forward to attend. I will start by thanking Codethink Ltd for sponsoring my trip. It is always a pleasure to work…
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One of the reasons I joined Codethink was that I could work from my home island, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain. Sadly, a few month after joining, I came to the conclusion that me travel agenda was not compatible with living in one of the smallest…
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Una de las principales razones para unirme a Codethink era la posibilidad de trabajar en remoto desde mi casa en La Palma, Islas Canarias, España. Desgraciadamente, a los pocos meses de comenzar en esta empresa me di cuenta de que mi agenda de viajes era…
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BuildStream metrics: exploration. Check the new blog post from toscalix

Metrics and telemetry are fundamental in any engineering activity to evaluate, learn and improve. They are also needed to consolidate a culture in which opinion and experience are continuously challenged, in which experimentation and evidence becomes the…
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There are two terms that brings a heavy controversy in the Open Source world: support and stable. Both of them have their roots in the “old days” of Open Source, where its commercial impact was low and very few companies made business with it. You…
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More and more applications invite you to add a pic in your profile, a gravatar. In some applications and specially in social media the size and position of these gravatars are becoming prominent, too much for my taste. I am not a fan of pictures, I have…
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An important part of any (people) manager’s work is to evaluate how things are going for your team members, the people under your responsibility. When managing distributed or remote teams, the one on ones (1:1) become even more relevant than in collocated…
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ELCE 2018 has been a key event each of my 3 years at Codethink. It is an interesting conference from the technical and business point of view. This year the event was collocated again with several others, like the Open Source Summit Europe (OSS EU). It…
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This is the second and last post of the Weekly Meetings series. If you haven’t read the first one, I recommend you do before reading this one. Where? There is a very simple rule in distributed environments. If one of the participants in the weekly meeting…
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This is the first out of two parts dedicated to share my experience around weekly meetings in distributed and/or remote environments (DRE). Introduction As a manager I cannot tell you how many times I have listened colleagues of mine complaining about…
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