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Virtual Teams: Moving parts

Welcome to this month’s post (cross-posted here) in which we, that is Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell) and Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey), openly share our approach to leading a virtual team. If this is your first time visiting this post series or you’d like to review previous posts go to our Virtual Teams summary page. This month we […]

Human Data Interaction … and spreadsheets

Human Data Interaction … and spreadsheets: Retaking ownership in the age of surveillance

… if you enjoy this post you might want to register for the online SheetsCon conference 11th – 12th March 2020. Registration is free and there is a great lineup of speakers … and me 😉 On Friday I had the honour of speaking at a @HDINework workshop in Edinburgh for ALT with my boss […]

Virtual Teams: The heartbeat of a virtual team

Welcome to this month’s post (cross-posted here) in which we, that is Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell), openly share our approach to leading a virtual team. If this is your first time visiting this post series or you’d like to review what we’ve posted in 2019 Maren has a Virtual Teams summary page. […]

Virtual Teams: Finding Oxygen with Olaf Hubel at Google – Podcast Special 2019

Welcome to this month’s  special podcast (cross-posted here) in which we, that is Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell), openly share our approach to leading a virtual team. If this is your first time visiting this post series or you’d like to review what we’ve posted in 2019 Maren has a Virtual Teams summary […]

Send bulk emails with personalised images in G Suite using Google Apps Script

Earlier in the year I managed to get a bulk emailing script published in the G Suite Developer Solutions Gallery. In this post I want to show you how you can extend this script so that you can send personalised images using Gmail, Sheets and Slides. Before you get too excited about the potential of […]

CPD and CO2

Virtual Teams: CPD and CO2

This time we talk about staff benefits and CPD opportunities for virtual teams, the environmental impact of work travel and discuss the advantages of connecting both virtually and in person.

Virtual Teams: Talking about leading a Virtual Team #OEB19

This is a special #OEB19 post (cross-posted here) sharing our conference session: Leading Change through Open Conversational Digital Practice. In the session the two of us, that is Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell), openly share our approach to leading a virtual team.  As a senior staff team working in educational technology we have […]

Using Google Slide speaker notes to prepare tweet text

Hacking Google Slides as a voice enabled presentation tool using Google Apps Script

I always enjoy presenting at DevFest as usually it is a reason to explore something new. In the case of DevFest London it was an opportunity to think about how voice interfaces could be used as part of a Google Slide presentation. In this post I’ll share some of the ideas I explored and how they did/didn’t work out.

Photo by Farzad Nazifi on Unsplash

The ALT Virtual Teams Stack

ALT has worked as a fully distributed organization for almost two years now and I thought it would be useful to share the technology and services we use to support our distributed team, aka ‘The ALT Stack’.

Virtual Teams #OEB19 preview: Leading Change through Open Conversational Digital Practice

How is the way we work and communicate changing as we work in ever-more-distributed ways? In this special #OEB19 post we give you a preview of the work we will share at the conference and the conversation we hope our session will prompt.

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