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Discussion on: Remote Engineering culture ideas

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Ben Halpern

One thing that's important is to recognize different opportunities for work and fun in an async-friendly way because if folks are at home they may be in different "modes". Sync time is good but activities that are more async like sharing pics from folks lives, async online board games and things like "office pools" can be a lot of fun.

We're trying to establish better patterns around "hey, wanna hang out while we're working"... The "always on discord channel" is definitely an interesting concept here— but we also don't want to over-tool things so we need to meet in 100 different places.

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Matthew Bidewell Author

Yea we don't want 100 different places either. If Slack had a voice channel it would be a good solution.

As we all in GMT/GMT+1 I might try suggest a morning google hangout session from 8:30 to 9:30 which is open to anyone to have their morning coffee/tea/walk and chat away.

We've played around with an online Pictionary game which was pretty fun and we created a Slack channel for dog photos which has been a success and in our retros we've used which has been successful.