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Last week included a very important appointment: The first Get Together of me, another teammate here in Germany and my remote-working team. I saw most of them in the past, but we never had time to work together and learn to know each other. Because of another event happening in Germany, all of my three colleagues from Romania came to Braunschweig and stayed for four days.

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This is what I learned in August 2016:

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Often I'm asked about my "special coffee" that I bring to work or serve at parties. This article is about how I produce my Cold Brew and why Cold Brew is the best coffee in the world. Let's clarify the last thought first. Cold Brew, which I came to know from science-fiction author Cory Doctorow, is a form of producing a coffee concentrate which can be infused with hot water. It's the best coffee because

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This is what I learned in July 2016:

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Since a couple of months, I have an idea that I cannot implement because of other priorities. It's about a project regarding mentoring in the IT. I understand mentoring as finding someone in your profession who is willing to share his knowledge, experience, time and resources to help develop yourself in that common profession. I had the luck to have several mentors since I went to the university.

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Since the beginning of this year I'm working in a remote team. There are two developers in Rumania and me in Germany. To successfully develop software in this constellation, we are doing some things differently than with a team that is working in one place. This article explains what we do and why. Although these points seem to be pretty obvious, it can be helpful to have them at a list when starting with a remote team.

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