Presentation by Daniel Carneiro
Earlier this year I've decided to go for something completely different and joined a remote working program for a month. There I've learned about digital nomads and how it's attracting more people each year. This talk will be about my experiences there, the pros and cons and why you should definitely try it.
What is a
I’m not a digital nomad!
How did it happen?
• I’ve been working on Meo Music for the past 3
years and earlier this year I’ve found out that:
• The contract with Meo was at risk!
• The team was going to be relocated
• I got an offer to keep the service online until the
• I got an offer to start a project from scratch where
people could create and trade digital content (and
where I could choose the tech stack ❤)
What should I choose?!?!?
• @locks asked on Porto.rb if anyone had heard of
Let me check that
This looks great!
and very far away
• Keep Meo Music running doing the minimum
possible for things to run “smoothly”
• Start building the digital content platform
• Learn the Tech Stack (Phoenix + React)
• And take a break on the other side of the world
What do Hacker Paradise
• Places to work (Co-working, coffee shops)
• Group activities (weekly lunch, demos, reciprocity
ring, presentations, workshops)
What do the group provide?
• Explore local dishes
• Weekend activities (beach, sports, museums)
• Short (weekend) trips to places nearby
• Hiking trips
What I’ve found out
• There’s a lot more people on the program than what
I had expected. You end up doing a lot of
• Everyone was really nice
• Techies everywhere! And they were always ready
This was the usual breakfast talk
Can you actually get
some work done?
Time Zones are a hidden gem!
Is there some cons?
• You have to handle time zones with the rest of your
• Constant travel ends up by being lonely after some
• Techies living in expensive places (San Francisco)
• People that like to travel
• Small working groups
• I’ve didn’t actually knew the term digital nomad.
• But I found out that is way more popular that what
A Bureau of Labor Statistics study in 2015 stated that 23%
of employees globally have experimented with working
remotely in some way; almost an incredible 1 in 4!
And there’s a lot of remote
• Hacker Paradise
• Remote Year
• WiFly Nomads
• Co-Work Paradise
• We Roam
• WiFi Tribe
• Project Getaway
• Remote Experience