Gone with he wind: Lessons learned from a year of location independence

Gone with he wind: Lessons learned from a year of location independence

In January 2015 I landed a dream job that allowed me to work from anywhere in the world. This talk is an honest take on remote work and explores the best and the worst about location independence. It provides useful insights and tips on how to go about organising your work when there are no limitations on work hours and places to work from.

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Petya Raykovska

April 03, 2016
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    the last 14 months 3 continents 21 countries 4 events

    organised in 4 cities 12 conference talks 123 324 slack messages 9 projects launched
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    always assume no harm is meant 4 Communication @petyeah In

    written communication among people from different cultures and backgrounds…
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    it’s not personal 4 Communication @petyeah In written communication among

    people from different cultures and backgrounds…
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    when in doubt, Be nice 4 Communication @petyeah In written

    communication among people from different cultures and backgrounds…
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    don’t take yourself too seriously 4 Communication @petyeah In written

    communication among people from different cultures and backgrounds…
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    3 wordcamps 4 weeks 7 countries Explore, co-work give back,

    have fun #HMROADTRIP @petyeah April 2015
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    the best thing about being able to work from anywhere

    is eventually going home 4 location independence @petyeah
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