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Finding Inspiration Through Offshore Dev Work

In this episode of the TPM podcase show Michael Lorton, a Principal Engineer with Castlight Health, explains how the strategies he uses to work effectively with offshore engineers. Treating the offshore engineers the same as local staff, integrating them into the team, and being available for meetings at odd hours is the secret. The advantages of working with offshore teams goes beyond the cost savings. It is just easier to find talented programmers abroad than it is in the US. Michael can find all the quality programmers he needs offshore within weeks as opposed to months in the US.

Not only has Michael learned how to run successfully offshore teams but he even finds inspiration from the cross cultural exchanges, so much so that he has been inspired to write novels about it.

You can find Michael's book "The Missionaries" here.