Open and Distributed Ways of Working. Open? Distributed? WOW!

Submitted by kattekrab on Tue, 04/10/2022 - 19:39
A person looking up into the heavens at night with the milky-way galaxy in view as a child's painting #dalle

As our machine learning, data engineering, and artificial intelligence systems evolve, adapt, and learn, so too must we!

The intersection of the twin revolutions of Agile and Open Source Software development methodologies is a fascinating place. These movements are changing the world, and they have more in common than sets them apart. However the differences are fascinating and fundamental, and we are only starting to respectfully learn from each other.

Unsorted thoughts on Knowledge and Automation

Submitted by kattekrab on Tue, 04/10/2022 - 19:07

On knowledge.

If we can access the internet, we have at our fingertips more knowledge than an individual can possibly know, so how do we choose where to invest our precious time and mind resources?

On automation, and adaptation.

If you need to do something more than once, or twice, you can afford to optimise before doing it a third time.

If you continue to learn, and adapt, the 10th iteration should be different to the first. An evolution.

3 years at Red Hat

Submitted by kattekrab on Fri, 15/04/2022 - 10:40
Freedom. Courage. Commitment. Accountability. - Values in balance at Red Hat

At Red Hat we try to balance our values of freedom and courage, alongside commitment, and accountability

I love this. It's the key that unlocks the open culture we live and breathe. 

Freedom and courage require brave behaviour. Commitment and accountability help ensure we serve our communities, our customers, and our colleagues.

Creatively curious

Submitted by kattekrab on Wed, 12/01/2022 - 11:27
Creatively curious. Rough sketch of a cat.

After much urging by many wonderful humans I trust, I finally read one of Brene Browns books. Well I listened to one.  My first audio book.

It was Dare to Lead

She prompts her listeners to define two values that matter to them. So I did.

Creativity & Curiosity.

When I am driven by these, I believe I am at my best.

What are yours?  

Facilitating in the dark

Submitted by kattekrab on Tue, 31/08/2021 - 16:53
Illustration: People in a virtual meeting using video conferencing showing a pie chart

I'm a huge fan of distributed, & open ways of working, but it is not without its challenges. Monitoring the vibe when facilitating a workshop via video conferencing is particularly tricky.
In person, we can easily read people's body language.  Those who are not speaking are still contributing their time, their attention and their energy. We can easily see if people have become bored, or are distracted.  Online it's hard to sense if lurkers are learning, listening, thinking, multi-tasking, or just completely tuned out.


T2R2 - talk type read review

Submitted by kattekrab on Wed, 07/04/2021 - 21:20
T2R2 - Talk (speech bubble) Type (keyboard) Read (book) Review (magnifying glass)

John Findlay, RIP, thank you so much for teaching me such great etiquette for computer mediated communication.

Who knew it would become so mainstream? You knew!

I shared the Zing Technologies "Talk Type Read Review" meeting method on the Open Practice Library, and was then invited to talk about T2R2 on the Open Practice Podcast last year - and just found I can share that with you here too!