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Darren Buckner
Darren Buckner Middle child of six. Married to an amazing lady. Used to bounce in Vegas. Love helping people thrive in a new era of work. I'm a builder. Design/dev/product.

How Workfrom began as a simple list in Evernote


I’ve got a list and I bet you do too.

Workfrom began as a simple list in Evernote, containing around twenty good places to work in various cities. This list was my way of documenting the good work spots I’d discovered over the years. Finding a good place to get work done wasn’t easy, especially in an unfamiliar city.

Yelp and Google reviews don’t cut it. Bouncing around from place to place yields, at best, hit or miss results. A quick and easy way to find places with the things I need — access to power outlets, good food, reliable and fast WiFi — didn’t exist.

The ‘aha’ moment!

One afternoon while working, it suddenly dawned on me. I bet the other people I see each day, working the way I do, could really benefit from my list. In fact, I bet some of them have lists I’d like to see!

I spent approximately the next three months talking to literally hundreds of people working from coffee shops and cafés in various cities. I also talked to owners and management of the shops I visited. The responses I received were overwhelmingly positive. Workfrom was something we all wanted and needed.

So what’s next?

We’ll be forging partnerships so our members have access to exclusive offers on useful products and services, including discounts when visiting places to work. We’ll be championing work-friendly businesses and showcasing the people behind them. We’ll be organizing events and meetups, helping our nomadic community connect in meaningful ways and we’ll be hunting down the best work spots from city to city — sharing the journey along the way.

Most importantly, we’ll be helping you find great places to set up shop and get some work done.

Thanks for coming along for the ride and for helping to make it all possible.


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