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Remote Work Experience

Yep. I've been working remotely for the past 10 years. In the past 4.5 years, fully remote, meaning, no office, at all, with a team distributed across 11 time zones.

I think these are 3 important parts to being successful as a remote worker

Discipline, trust, and empathy. Discipline because without you mind end up working too much and get burned out after a while, or you end up not doing too much due to all the distractions we have around us. Trust should probably the main focus inside a company culture. If you don't invest time to build it, you'll end up with poor relationships that won't last in time. Empathy because in a remote world, asynchronous plays a big role. Relying on writing a lot without trying to develop a language that shows empathy will give the impression of a cold-hearted person that does not care too much about it's team and only knows how to throw stuff at people or be in contradictory all the time.

Here's how I plan to contribute to The Remote Clan

I'm not sure I'll be able to contribute too much considering I've only been a software developer. There are other people who've been in the industry far longer than can be truly helpful with their advice.

Here's what I want to gain from The Remote Clan

A go to place from remote expert whenever in doubt about we should do to make this environment a better place for productive work.

These are the 2 best topics to start off a conversation with me

Carpentry and philosophy.