Lead/facilitated by @Rabble
@bangpound’s notes (which aren't ideal)
How does "creative" work happen in remote/distributed teams?
Github originally did not have an office.
Internet companies might meet up for a week or two for bonding.
Social space is essential: email, chat, etc.
Failure happens when face-to-face conversations don't get transmitted to remote members.
Ambient awareness: Produce updates that may be required. Forced production of weekly summary of activities. Successful projects tend to have someone with a role of internal journalist.
Skype Rooms and HipChat might be good tools for distributed teams.
Remote pairing: pair programming with screen sharing and skype. Requires good network connections.
Documenting protocols that strengthen remote interactions and enforcing them as requirements is necessary.
Remote development teams need a liaison who can be intentional about forcing interactions.