About me…

Contact info

You can reach me on twitter, on linkedin.com or by email (john at oduinn dot com).

Short Bio

John O’Duinn has written code and led engineering teams in companies ranging from four person startups, to non-profits, to multinationals – including in the US Government as part of the U.S. Digital Service in the Obama White House.

John has worked in distributed companies of one form or another for 28 years, led distributed teams for 14 years, run workshops and mentored distributed companies for 7 years. John wrote “Distributed Teams: The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart” – a business management book which covers essential practical mechanics of how to work in and run distributed organizations, as well as the wider diversity, environmental, urban planning and community renewal benefits of distributed organizations. John also helped write the State of Vermont’s “Remote Worker” law – a very different approach to Economic Development which was so wildly successful that John is now helping draft bills and write policies for multiple other jurisdictions worldwide.

Medium Bio

John O’Duinn has written code, designed hybrid distributed systems and led engineering teams in companies ranging from four person startups, to non-profits, to multinationals – including in the US Government as part of the U.S. Digital Service in the Obama White House. John is comfortable with high stress, high ambiguity situations and enjoys using his skills with large complex distributed systems to solve problems that make a measurable difference to real humans.

John has worked in distributed companies of one form or another for 28 years, led distributed teams for 14 years, run workshops and mentored distributed companies for 7 years. 

In 2018, John published “Distributed Teams: The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart“, a business management book covering essential practical mechanics and human aspects of working in and leading distributed teams, as well as the wider diversity, environmental, urban planning and community renewal benefits of distributed organizations. Few people have time to read management books, so this book was written using small easy-to-read words and short chapters with practical takeaways to try the very next day. John also helped write the State of Vermont’s “Remote Worker” law – a very different approach to Economic Development which was so wildly successful that John is now helping draft bills and write policies for multiple other jurisdictions worldwide.

So far, John has lived and worked in 13 cities across four continents and visited many others.

Full Bio is on LinkedIn.com

One thought on “About me…”

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    I don’t have the Device anymore, so I have no way to Hotsync anything.
    Please tell me if you know of a way to resolve connecting my data back to the software so I can retrieve my data.

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