Hello! I’ve been working from home for a long time now, including the last five years working a full time job from home. Knowing what a bumpy start I had, and how many problems I slowly solved, I thought I’d share some tips for folks suddenly thrown into this lifestyle. This is aimed at people who previously worked on a computer in an office and are now trying to do the same from home, I realise how lucky we are that our type of work gives us this ability.
I work for GitHub, a company with a very strong remote culture where my entire team is remote and spread over Europe and the east-coast of the US. We do meet-up occasionally, often in Amsterdam and the US, but 99% of our team’s interactions are in GitHub itself, Slack, and Zoom. We have amassed a lot of custom emoji and I think I’ve become pretty good at remote work.