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Most Upvoted Tools & Resources for Digital Nomads on Nomadpick till now

Most Upvoted Tools & Resources for Digital Nomads on Nomadpick till now Nomadpick is a curated list of resources and tools for Digital Nomads, Travelers, Backpackers or anyone who is always on the move. Resources to help you find cheap flights, accommodation, coworking spaces to work from, plan your trip, get inspired and much more. Here are the most upvoted tools & resources till now from…

Managing a Remote Team with High Performance

Managing a Remote Team with High Performance According to the latest researches, in the next few years the process of project management in companies will change a lot. The main trends will be a wider use of analytics and Agile principles, a great impact of artificial intelligence, large-scale integration of various fields of activities and, of course, an increased number of remote teams. Today more…

5 Reasons to Let Your Team Work Remotely

5 Reasons to Let Your Team Work Remotely If several years ago remote work was a pipe dream for most employees, today more and more companies are leaning towards this approach. Development of technologies, companies growth, high level of competition and other market conditions not only provide us with more opportunities, but also dictate new requirements for company management. According to the last researches, remote teamwork…

Weeknotes 10

Weeknotes 10 What did I learn? Wednesday was a Cardiff day (Wednesdays are typically good days to catch me in Cardiff BTW). I had a good chat with Ena Lloyd and and Sara Woollatt from the WAO Good Practice Exchange about data, organisational culture and the Ladder of Data Awesomeness. There is clearly a renewed interest in the public sector in Wales (and across the UK)…

Could Goa Become the Next Hot Digital Nomad Destination? (New Developments 2018)

Could Goa Become the Next Hot Digital Nomad Destination? (New Developments 2018) Goa, with its long-held history of attracting backpackers, hippies, and vagabonds galore, is the sort of place a digital nomad would love to love. Between the smattering of beautiful beaches, quirky culture, and affordable cost of living, Goa has kept up a glowing reputation as one of the safest and most accessible places…

How to Work Remotely, and Successfully

How to Work Remotely, and Successfully Working from home may sound like a dream-come-true for some, but it’s not all about relaxation. Are you up for the challenge of staying on-task while away from office? By Liz Hall Before hitting that “apply” button, it’s always best to compare a company’s offered benefits against your own set of job-happiness requirements. For example, if having the ability…

Month 9 Recap: Lima

Month 9 Recap: Lima I just finished my 9th month of Remote Year. I am officially 75% of the way done with my year abroad. #waitwhat Can you believe it? Part of me feels like the time has flown and I left just a month or two ago. Another part of me looks back thinking about Month 1 in Split, Croatia and it feels like 3…

Setting boundaries with your clients

A big part of being a freelancer is being good with people. They say that you don’t know who the people you know know. That means you have to spend a big chunk of your time on the lookout, or at least on your best behavior. When you’re introduced to a potential client by a friend or palleague (a colleague who’s also your pal), there’s…

Templates vs. custom solutions: which is best for your client?

It’s one of the most common questions we receive from clients in early stages of the project, and we’re sure it’s one you have to field just as often: what’s the right design choice for my website—a template or custom solution? And as much as we’d like to always say the latter (more design work for us!), our job as UX practitioners is to craft…

How to Keep Your Distributed Teams Connected

How to Keep Your Distributed Teams Connected Daniela Luzi Tudor, CEO of WeConnect Recovery, explains how to maintain culture and share knowledge. For all of the advantages a distributed team can offer — flexibility, diversity of ideas, reduced facility costs — it can also create problems, particularly related to communication. That’s a limitation that Daniela Luzi Tudor understands all too well. The co-founder and CEO of WeConnect Recovery, a…

Managing Distributed Teams

Managing Distributed Teams I attended a very good meetup about distributed teams today and I thought I’d share some takeaways. The meetup was organized by San Francisco Engineering Leadership Community , which has been putting together surprisingly good panels and audiences lately. Anyway, here are my notes from the discussion. Distributed “water cooler” conversations I’ve worked with distributed teams that were friends before becoming a team,…

People who get hired don’t get hired

Recently a number of my friends in the industry have been applying for new jobs. Some get those jobs, and some don’t, but they’re all insanely talented. I noticed a trend in the people who got the jobs: They had all been shot down in the past. A majority of people don’t get every single job they apply for. In fact, I’ve never met a…

HOWTO: Do Great Work Anywhere

Write Well and In Detail Regardless of profession: As soon as you leave an office or conference room, your ideas go with you. High-quality, detailed writing is the only way to stay present long after you’re gone. I was once embedded in a partner’s product team as they worked with new offshore developers on the next release of their flagship software. Product followed the process they’d…

Why the Government’s New Data on Freelancing Misses the Mark: Stephane Kasriel

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) just released its first look at contingent and alternative employment arrangements in 13 years. While more data is always welcome, Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel says the government’s data may miss the mark — and that puts everyone at a disadvantage, including freelancers and the government itself. The post Why the Government’s New Data on…

Como rodar um Design Sprint Remoto? Bate-papo com a UXLab

Como rodar um Design Sprint Remoto? Bate-papo com a UXLab No Design, o trabalho remoto já é uma realidade em milhares de empresas, ao mesmo tempo é um assunto cheio de tabus em muitas outras. Sessões de co-criação remotas estão na ponta desse movimento e esse assunto desperta curiosidade e perguntas até mesmo em ambientes inovadores. Batemos um papo com o Andrei Gurgel da UXLab sobre…

Survival Guide for Working Remotely

Survival Guide for Working Remotely I’ve written before about the fact that I work remotely, from my home. A lot of times I get comments ranging from “that must be perfect!” to “so, how much do you actually work,” from friends and family members. I’ve gotten used to them and have my standard responses. Lately, however, the conversations have begun to shift. As more and more…

Reflecting on five years at Basecamp

Back when I was a kid, they called this place 37signals. 👴👋👽 This week I celebrated my fifth year around the sun at Basecamp. For a lot of people that’s probably not a big deal, but for me it kind of is — it’s by far the longest I’ve ever been at any one job (my previous record was ~3 years). That got me wondering — what’s so different…

Phishing Attacks with Auth0? Facts First

A security researcher working for another company recently published a blog post stating that they could potentially perpetrate a phishing attack targeting users of a website that uses Auth0 authentication. Let’s explore the mechanism behind this theoretical phishing attack, the prevalence of social engineering scams in today’s tech industry, and what companies and their users can do to better protect themselves. What is Phishing? Phishing…

Nonprofit MiVoz Hopes to Upgrade Democracy with Auth0

Trusting elections is tough when more than two-thirds of Uruguayans surveyed believe that their politicians are corrupt, nonprofit MiVoz sees an answer in injecting innovative technology into the election process. “The political part of our society is really old — 200 years. We were thinking that the main reason democracy exists is so that people can really feel that they are living in the society…

Remote Work — Work everywhere in the world

Remote Work — Work everywhere in the world New Remote job available: ROS Platform Engineer — Remote You will integrate the Aeolus operating platform with ROS. You will: develop the software foundation for implementing robot behavior, contribute to the improvement of use of ROS tools for the software foundation See more #remotejobs#remotework#remote#API#jobs#onlinejobs#telecommute#work#everywhere#telecommute#softwareengineer#worldwide#working Source: Medium:Remote Working Remote Work — Work everywhere in the world

What a Day in the Life of a Digital Nomad Looks Like (and What it Really, Really Doesn’t)

What a Day in the Life of a Digital Nomad Looks Like (and What it Really, Really Doesn’t) When you first started hearing from digital nomads on the road, you were told stories of working from laptops on the beach, lazing away by the pool, and exploring new cities week after week. They painted pictures of pure bliss and making easy money while vacationing around the…

Keeping Your Remote Workers Happy

Keeping Your Remote Workers Happy Photo by Csaba Balazs on Unsplash Managing virtual staff members can be both a blessing and a challenge, and if you’ve had experience in this realm of the startup world then you most likely have some personal anecdotes that attest to this. The positive points, which are much easier to identify than their negative counterparts, are the reasons why many employers are…

Living, Learning and Working on the web

Living, Learning and Working on the web Hello, I’m Divshal and currently studying the course Cyber Security and Behaviour and undertaking the unit of Living, Learning and Working on the web which is a perfect fit for the title of this reflection blog. My motives for taking this unit was to have an engaging experience in studying online, which I myself thought was way easier than…

May 2018 product updates

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In May, we introduced the GitHub Changelog—a chronological list of user-facing changes to our platform. Subscribe to the changelog or follow the official GitHub Changelog Twitter account to read about updates as they happen. Here’s a complete list of last month’s releases: Global node IDs become an official part of REST API v3 Request an archive of your user-owned repository…

3 Key Factors in a Successful Remote Company Culture

Illustration by Paul Torres To deliver the best product, Nuna strives to hire the best candidates. While many team members live in or relocate to San Francisco to work in our headquarter office, a number of Nunas choose to work remotely from locations across the country. Working remotely from Chicago for the last few years (in both management and engineering roles at different companies), I have…

Can you really learn a different culture as a digital nomad?

Photo by Kevin Bhagat on Unsplash Can you really learn a different culture as a digital nomad? I recently came across an article: The Digital Bromad — How toxic masculinity thrives abroad. Before jumping on my answer, let’s sum up what are the statements of the article: A Digital Bromad is a digital nomad with the primary goals are to make more money while live in cheap places and…

Why prefer AmazingRDP over any other RDP service provider?

Why prefer AmazingRDP over any other RDP service provider? Supported by the experience, AmazingRDP is establishing forward a subjective scope of Remote Desktop Service. The services are administered and executed by utilizing present-day advances. Apart from this, our esteemed customers can profit with these remote desktop services (RDS) benefits according to their requirement within the guaranteed time limit. Why go for us? Guaranteed Server Uptime: We…

How to start a successful remote freelancing career and earn $5K within weeks

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash How to start a successful remote freelancing career and earn $5K within weeks I get this question many times: “I want to work remotely, how do I start?” This is my 2cents and complete guide on how to launch a successful freelancing career and even land at $5K within weeks. At Anywhere Consulting, we help entrepreneurs to launch their business remotely — but most…

Charles Schwab’s Eliel Johnson: Good design builds trust

Financial services sits at the second level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, where people need safety and security. That’s just one level above air, water, and food. People take their money very seriously, and while the Charles Schwab team designs for communicating information about money, their real product is ultimately trust. Leading the charge is Eliel Johnson, Vice President and Head of User Experience and…

Here’s why you need to hire Charisol developers for your projects

Here’s why you need to hire Charisol developers for your projects There’s no doubt that every company needs the services of a techie. Building websites or any core software product requires the right developer. Just like other career recruitment processes, recruiting a software developer to handle projects for your company is a very crucial task. Sometimes it’s challenging finding that employee or building the team you…

Status Updates for Remote Teams: ZapCircle

Status Updates for Remote Teams: ZapCircle This is the launch post for my newest project — status updates for remote teams. I’m a software developer who has worked on distributed teams (across countries, companies, time zones) for my entire career, and it’s always been tough to figure out at a glance what everyone is working on. Daily standup meetings can work, but they break the day up,…

Instant Messenger — A Blessing for Remote Working Moms

Instant Messenger — A Blessing for Remote Working Moms June 7, 2018 Instant Messaging Aside from the lack of gender parity in the workplace and an ever-present pay gap with which women have historically had to contend, an even starker choice has often remained constant — family or career. Unfortunately, having a demanding career and being a caregiver haven’t always gone hand in hand for women and rarely have both…

How Crate and Barrel designs for passion

Crate and Barrel began with a vision that centered around being simple, beautiful, and practical. That mindset has carried over from their storefronts into their digital design products and projects. Likewise, from their humble beginnings in an old elevator factory to today’s mix of online and in-store goods, Crate and Barrel’s offerings reflect a strong and dedicated connection to their customers. Jason Harvey, Director of…

15 Tips to organise your travelling while working remotely

15 Tips to organise your travelling while working remotely When you are reading all those traveling blogs about digital nomads, in almost all the cases you see people who have the opportunity of having a steady income from their blog while enjoying exotic destinations, taking amazing photographs and reviewing one of a kind hotels. In a way, travelling and enjoying the most amazing things is their…

How to deliver Internal Communications for a remote workforce

How to deliver Internal Communications for a remote workforce Internal communications comes in many forms depending on the company you work for. It could be an award-winning multi-channel operation and a vital part of what makes the company successful. Or a monthly newsletter that one of the marketing team is forced to put together. Either way, both require a computer to view so how can…

Top 10 QA Mistakes — Part 2

Top 10 QA Mistakes — Part 2 My last article was about top 10 QA mistakes. I did 6 of them because my daughter needed some help with the scissors. I want to finish the series giving you another 5. Oh, wait that’s 11! The title was just an eye-catcher. Creating bug reports with not enough info That’s a common QA mistake. Logs are not attached, no screenshots, no…

Developing Well-Organized APIs with Node.js, Joi, and Mongo

TL;DR: In this article, you will learn how to build well-organized APIs with Node.js, Restify, Joi, and MongoDB. You will also have a chance to learn how to use dependency injection on this stack. If needed, you can find the code developed throughout this article in this GitHub repository. “Learn how to build well-organized APIs with @nodejs, Restify, Joi, and @MongoDB.” TWEET THIS Developing Well-Organized…

Chandler Bing shows the Importance of Time Tracking

Chandler Bing shows the Importance of Time Tracking With Friends being a cult classic, it is probably one of the biggest phenomenon of Pop Culture for the generation that is alive today. Who could forget Rachel with all her cute idiocracies or Monica with her obsession with cleanliness. And the most hilarious fellow Chandler Bing, whose often-inappropriate limericks sent viewers in fits of laughter. Could it…

Working together while being apart: How we bridge the gap between offices, languages, and cultures

Working together while being apart: How we bridge the gap between offices, languages, and cultures By Georgia Vidler At its heart, Canva’s mission is to be a truly global company; empowering anyone to design anything and publish anywhere. From our humble beginnings launching from a small office in Sydney Australia, today Canva is available across 190 countries in 100 languages — and we’re only 1% of the way…

DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SEROTINA LADY

DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SEROTINA LADY 💃💻 Ever wonder what it’s like to work remote?🍒 #KEEPSOCIAL | 📷 : @chrysaphiakourlas . Hi beauties! This week’s topic is remote work routines. Working remotely is great in theory, but only becomes fruitful when you find YOUR productivity zone. Below are statements from a few members of our team where they outline the ways in which they stay productive…

Life as a GitHub Intern: What laser cutting taught me about contribution graphs

Anisha Gupta is a recent graduate from Arizona State University, a Campus Expert, and developer workshop leader at events around the world. She joined the GitHub Developer Marketing team in January as a Developer Relations Intern and will be working through Summer 2018. In this post, Anisha shares how she was able to connect with diverse communities and find inspiration, while working remotely from ASU,…

How to Live Like a Local While Traveling Abroad

How to Live Like a Local While Traveling Abroad Without a doubt, the best way to travel is by living like a local. Being able to experience a new culture without falling into all the tourist traps is a recipe for success. Local travel allows you to meet unique people, visit new places, and try new food — although, it is not always as easy as it…

How to foster psychological safety on a remote team

How to foster psychological safety on a remote team Few articles talk about the human aspect of remote teams. Most focus is on tools, tasks, and schedules. Intangible traits like psychological safety, motivation, and shared knowledge are rarely discussed but are especially critical for dispersed employees. A scattered group can be unproductive and exhibit high turnover if leaders do not actively manage the human factors affecting…

The Future of VR: Part 2

The Future of VR: Part 2 Welcome back! Last time we left you with an overly dramatic question — just how essential will VR become? In this article we are going to explore one avenue that we believe will be revolutionized by VR in the same way it was revolutionized by the PC: Work. The Future of Work is a phrase that the industry at large seems to…

The benefits of using responsive web design

Life was simpler when web designers only had to worry about formatting sites for desktop computers. Most monitors and displays were easy to design for, and one size fit most. Then came the rise of the mobile web. Since the dawn of the mobile web, one of the big debates was whether to design an adaptive, responsive site that would change to fit different portals…

The UX House Call

The UX House Call Why more UX and design agencies need to get out of their fancy studios so they can deliver real value to their clients. UX happens where the customer interacts with the product. Not in the UX studio. Photo by rawpixel The Problem With Diagnosis Consider the following scenario: A woman walks into her doctor’s office and sits down. The doctor notices the woman is…