I am mainly collaborating via IRC, tmux, 1:1/M:M TeamSpeak, and 1:1/M:M video conferencing.
My takeaways after the first month:
- Obvious, but it took me a while: When you’re talking, LOOK AT THE CAMERA – multiple monitors and a MacBook make this a little awkward
- Quality matters: appropriate microphones & video, particularly conference rooms, make a huge difference. Recommend Yeti for conference rooms and Samson Meteor for individuals
- tmux is great but not great for everything… for long massive jobs redirect the output to a file and just have everyone tail -f the file
- Google Hangouts Keyboard Shortcuts