How a Dev Ops All-Remote-Workforce is Revolutionizing Development

For people who eat, sleep, and breathe Silicon Valley, it’s easy to acquire a valley-centric viewpoint.

But as a recent guest on our podcast reminded us, “intelligence and expertise do not have a zip code.”

Priyanka Sharma is the Director of Alliances at GitLab and a member of the Governing Board at CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation).

As a card-carrying extrovert, she initially resisted working remotely, but over the last year she has gladly changed her mind.

Sharma credits CEO Sid Sijbrandij with doing a fantastic job of building the culture of GitLab. He made the decision early on to go all-remote. There’s no hierarchy between the office people and the remote people, and that helps build a healthy all-remote culture.

This post is based on a SaaS Academy Podcast with Priyanka Sharma, Director of Alliances at GitLab.  To hear this episode, and many more like it, you can subscribe here.

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Mallory Merrill is product manager and editorial director for DevSquad, a true Agile software development company in Salt Lake City, Utah. Working for more than a decade in the technical world of content- and software-writers, Mallory aims to bridge the gap between code and copy. Her work is driven by a passion for language, and the belief that effective communication is the backbone of all healthy businesses.

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