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Friends Inside My Computer: Making Connections in a Remote Workplace

by Kelly Dassing
July 18, 2018

headshots of presenters Kelly Dassing, Chris Manning, and Sam Seide

We’ve all heard the old adage: you spend more time with your coworkers than with your family. While it’s still true, things are a little more complicated for remote teams. The “work family” you may have had when stuck in cubicle farms isn’t quite the same when you work for a distributed company. Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, chances are you’ll miss that human connection eventually. Luckily, if you’re like us, you can forge solid friendships with your coworkers—even when you live on opposite sides of the country.

In this session from Drupalcamp Asheville 2018, Kelly Dassing, Chris Manning, and Sam Seide talk about different ways to connect with your colleagues on a deeper level. From regional and travel-in teambuilding events to keeping the conversations alive through the computer screen, there are connections to be made and bonds to be strengthened. Hear the story of the real-life friendship that blossomed between these three Mediacurrent team members from different departments and how it helps them in their day-to-day work.

This session is best appreciated by anyone who is a remote worker, whether employed by a small company or larger corporation.


Meet team member, Kelly Dassing

As Director of Project Management, Kelly works closely with our team to ensure consistent positive experiences for each of our team members and partners. She focuses on both the people and the operational processes which keep Mediacurrent and our engagements running smoothly, providing support to a cross-section of departments. Kelly encourages a spirit of over-communication and nonstop learning to bring value and continuous growth to everything we do.

With a diverse background in all things digital and Drupal, Kelly began her career as the Financial Analyst for a top branding agency in Orlando, FL. Since then she has worn multiple hats including software and UX tester, office manager, digital strategist, and production manager. Her unique background and attention to detail gives her the big picture project perspective that our clients seek and a reputation for launching products with long-term market success.

Kelly is based in Columbus, Ohio, where she lives with her husband, son, and 3 feline companions.

Learn more about Kelly >