pjf  May 2016
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How did you start working remotely? Was it something you sought out or stumbled into?

Stumbled into. I’m a professional conference speaker, and I keep forgetting the leave the cities I find myself in. :)

Do you still work remotely?

All the time.

What do you do for work and for fun?

Write free software. Give free talks. Leave calligraphy in places for people to find. I have very blurred boundaries between work and fun.

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

Melbourne is home. PDX is second home. NYC is third home. I have too many homes. :)

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

Daniel Johnson. He’s awesome. :)

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

One of my best remote-working purchases was a portable battery pack. It takes anything from 12-20V in, and provides, 5V (USB), 16V, and 19V out. It charges from anything, and has lasted well over ten years, more than all my laptop batteries put together. In terms of extra runtime, or being able to charge the batteries at a power socket and “bucket” power back to where I’m working, it’s amazing.

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

Melbourne doesn’t have the same work-from-coffee-shop culture that the US does. But we *do* have lots of co-working spaces, and often coffee is included.

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’m still new to Workfrom; ask me in a month or two?