Tips for remote working on the other side of the world.
4 July 2016, by Simon Wilson
Like lots of people I’ve always liked the idea of remote working in exotic locations, but I recently had the opportunity to give it a go. I travelled halfway around the world and continued working for Softwire from New Zealand.
I enjoyed the experience, especially the 100% flexibility of knowing my team were all in bed: as long as I’d done a day’s work by the time they woke up, I could drop what I was doing and hit the beach or go for a long bike ride whenever the whim took me. On the downside there was almost complete isolation, access to the rest of the team was very limited and the brief period of overlap when I could actually talk to people became very valuable, even though it was at highly inconvenient times of day.
If you’re interested in more detailed advice about working remotely as a developer, see my original post on my personal blog: http://swilson.co.uk/blog/2014/09/11/working-remotely-in-a-dev-team/