The Keys to Working Remotely

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 1:30 – 2:15pm in B302/303


When I tell people I work from home, they tend to assume I spend the day playing with my dog outside. It's beyond comprehension to most that I actually spend as much time working as they do, sometimes more.

I hope to enlighten those close-minded people about the possibilities working from home offers and how to do it well.

Session slides:


I currently work remotely at Shopify as a front end developer. The company has 400+ employees and is growing quickly. More and more of our support team is being hired from remote locations too.

In this talk I’ll discuss what makes a good remote working relationship with the rest of your team, regardless of size. Topics will include what technologies my teams use to communicate, the pros and cons of working remotely, how employers can benefit from having remote employees, and a few light-hearted tips at how working in seclusion can still be fun and beneficial to your personal life.


collaboration, remote work

Speaking experience

I have made a number of presentations as a guest speaker to college students ‎on the web development sector and what they might expect upon gradation. I enjoy sharing my knowledge, engaging, and challenging people.


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    Born on the West coast of Canada but raised outside of Toronto, Carson grew up outside on lakes and ice rinks. All the while he was fascinated what you could create on the internet with just Notepad, and so his interest in developing websites began.

    Carson develops (and sometimes designs) web sites, Facebook applications, and mobile experiences for a wide range of clients. At his day job, Carson focuses on the creating a fantastic user experience on the ecommerce giant, Shopify, while writing and contributing future-friendly code.

    While focusing on the development of a great user experience on websites and mobile applications, Carson has a keen interest in what motivates other designers and developers, along with the end user. Though he has no psychology background, Carson likes to ask questions until people don’t have the answer so they can discuss it together on equal terms.