Pioneer Q & A
How did you start working remotely? Was it something you sought out or stumbled into?
I appreciate the need to find a work space outside of my living space, and there is always the possibility of interacting with valuable new partners at the same time.
What do you do for work and for fun?
I work in corporate communications and investor relations, with a focus on the biotech sector. I enjoy learning how to be a father to a toddler, and developing ways to share experiences over the web, via podcast in East Asia / Southeast Asia.
What cities do you call “home” and why do you want to be a Workfrom ambassador?
Taipei, Taiwan and Manila, Philippines – I hope to find the best working spaces, so I may as well share what I learn on WordFrom
How did you find out about Workfrom and why do you want to bring it to your area?
I was anticipating a new remote working model and googled co-working spaces in Manila and Taipei.
Any tips you’d like to share for others wanting to or already working remotely?
Some locations are inside buildings that may have policies or access restrictions that differ from the co-working space itself. So, be mindful of these quirks and try not to be frustrated.
Any tips for those wanting to visit and work from your area?
Co-working in Manila is key if you need stable Internet access and access to power – cannot overstate the importance of this. In Taipei, get a pre-paid mobile number as soon as you land and use that number to sign up for TPE-Free wifi, so you can connect online when you are in a jam but off a wifi network — it isn’t fast or consistent throughout the city, but it’s a nice back up option to have.
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 organized information for each work space, and I think the ability to upload pictures using my mobile device (while still using a desktop) is neat — although it’s a bit quirky sometimes.