John O'Duinn is a software developer, architect, Director and Founder who has written code and led 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.
As a computer guy, John is comfortable with high stress, high ambiguity projects and enjoys using his skills with large complex distributed systems to solve problems that make a measurable difference to real humans.
In addition to technology, John loves growing a culture where diverse groups of humans work well together in a distributed global workplace. He has been working in distributed companies of one form or another for 27 years, leading distributed teams for 14 and coaching/mentoring fast-growing distributed companies for 6 years. In August 2018, he published his book "Distributed Teams: The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart". This practical easy-to-read management book deals with immediate tactical issues, more complex human dynamics as well as the wider social, diversity and environmental aspects.
John has lived and worked in 13 cities across four continents.