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awolfenberger  Apr 2016
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Full Profile > Pioneer Q & A

How did you start working remotely? Was it something you sought out or stumbled into?

In college, my roommate didn’t want to pay for wifi so I learned how to work (mostly play WoW, really) in bars around Austin, TX.

I left behind that skill when I moved to Portland, OR and transitioned into a 9-5 office life. But, as I began freelance writing I embraced my old ways—only this time I focused on coffeeshops instead of bars.

At last I’ve found a full-time job that lets me work remotely part-time. I’m hoping that with more resources like this app, I can hone my wfh skills/production to the point where I can justify a proposal to work remotely full time!

What do you do for work and for fun?

Work: Client Communications and Content Manager at inDinero.
Fun: Right now, I’m helping build a blog for my friend’s app called NerdOut. Related, I also love going to comic book conventions…and really any conventions/networking things that I can.

What cities do you call “home” and why do you want to be a Workfrom ambassador?

Portland, OR

How did you find out about Workfrom and why do you want to bring it to your area?

I found out about Workfrom on the pdxstartups slack.

Any tips you’d like to share for others wanting to or already working remotely?

Get out of your house, you’ll end up with the cleanest house you’ve ever had and so many regrets.

Any tips for those wanting to visit and work from your area?

Avoid the names you know. Some of the best coffeeshops in town shun remote workers that goes beyond the typical plug bogarting. In fact, there are a few that deliberately don’t have wifi on the weekends to deter campers.

What do you like most about Workfrom, and what would you like to see above all else come from us in the next year?

I like the speed tests and wifi passwords the most. I hate asking baristas for the password—they can be so snooty about it!

I’m already a mobile beta user, but the fully-fledged, live mobile app is still what I’m looking forward to most.