Remote work and Mobile DevOps with Joe Birch

We’re excited to announce the second episode of our podcast, featuring special guest: Joe Birch. This time, we focused on different aspects of remote work, Mobile DevOps, and how to remain productive from home.

We’re excited to announce the second episode of our podcast, Mobile DevOps is a thing! This episode focuses on different aspects of remote work, Mobile DevOps, and how to remain productive from home, featuring special guest: Joe Birch.

Listen to the episode here:

In this episode

Joe is the Android Lead at Buffer, a Google Developer Expert, and the creator of ChordAssist, the accessible smart guitar for the blind, deaf, and mute. His experience in working from home at Buffer — an entirely remote company — and his work in the developer community give him a unique perspective on today’s changing work climate and its challenges.

For those of you feeling a bit stuck having to work from home, there are many tips and tricks in this episode about how to adapt to the new environment. Among many other topics, you’ll hear about what tools he uses for async communication, how they collaborate at Buffer, and which online courses he recommends. We also talked about some of the pain points of developing mobile apps — especially for Android — and how Mobile DevOps fits into the picture.


11:30 Remote work
13:19 Tools for async communication
16:18 How collaboration works at Buffer
16:30 Collaboration techniques
19:44 Remote onboarding
21:20 Learning
24:23 What does Mobile DevOps means for Joe?
26:52 What makes mobile development difficult?
30:10 Specific challenges to Android
33:40 Do you need a DevOps engineer?
34:30 Mobile DevOps
38:00 The future of Mobile DevOps
40:10 Monitoring
41:00 Online courses
44:30 Advice for newcomers to the mobile world
45:25 Advice for people suddenly working remotely

More on remote work

If you’d like to hear more about the topic of working remotely, tune in to our next online Bitrise User Group on June 4th, where we'll have several talks and a roundtable discussion about it. If you have any questions or topics in mind that you would love to hear about in our upcoming episodes or the BUG, let us know on Twitter, or through email.

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