Working from home - Fun, Facts and Scares

15 April 5:30PM - 7:00PM @ Community Networking Welcome Reception

Lightning Talk

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Gone are those days when companies used to be strictly colocated in a single office. Distributed workplaces are gradually becoming the norm than an exception. So, it is essential that we talk more about it and discuss it. So, this talk is essentially about: a) Productivity and working from home. b) Scheduling flexibility. c) Challenges in communication and ways to overcome them. d) Ways of getting such a job and Open Source. e) Measuring work and micro-management f) Feeling of detachment and workarounds for it. To sum up, I will make this talk a very informative and entertaining one, as a lightning talk ought to be.


Software Engineer, Distributed Systems, Yelp, Yelp
Raghavendra Prabhu works as a Software Engineer in Distributed Systems team at Yelp. Prior to that he was the Product Lead of Galera-based Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) at Percona. He also works on Xtrabackup and Percona Server intermittently. He joined Percona in the fall of 2011. 

Before joining, he worked at Yahoo! SDC, Bangalore for 3 years as Systems Engineer, primarily dealing with databases (MySQL and Yahoo Sherpa/PNUTS) and configuration management.

Raghavendra's main interests include databases, virtualization and containers, distributed systems, operating systems including linux kernel. He also likes to contribute and has contributed code upstream to several FOSS projects — for more details on that visit

In his spare time, he likes to read books, technical papers/literature, listen to music, hack on software, nature hiking, and exploring in general while on vacations. You may also often find him on IRC channels on freenode and/or oftc.