Video: Porto, Portugal Travel Diary

First of all, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped me secure the /SheNomads URL on YouTube! Now that I’ve got it, I’ll be posting videos every other Thursday. Once I get better at the design aspect (my thumbnail still feels slightly off and I’d like to get better at editing ), I’ll bump it up to every Thursday. If you prefer to read about my experience, I’ve written a few things about how much I love working from Porto, Portugal. If audio is your thing, listen to this on Bumpers (link below), or iTunes.  I have this thing called the SheNomads BlogCast, where I open a bottle of wine and record myself chatting about topics on the blog.  Thursdays are always fun 🙂

Video: Remote Work X Travel

It’s 3 am and I’m sitting in the lobby of a hotel in Barcelona.  I’m (mostly) packed, and ready to fly to San Francisco in the morning.  I couldn’t sleep, so I decided to make a short video that has some shots I took from Norway, Portugal, and Spain. I loved editing this, which is funny because I don’t enjoy editing the podcast. Since this is something I like doing, I’m going to try and publish a weekly video on Fridays. I also have a ton of footage, so I’ll have plenty to keep me busy on my long flight home. Now I’m going to take a nap before my flight 🙂

Q + A: Having a Non-Technical Background

Hello from Matosinhos, Portugal… and Happy BlogTober! I’m attempting to publish 1 blog post per day for the entire month of October.  Thanks to everyone who has been sending me questions on Twitter and Instagram; it makes it easier for me to come up with blog ideas. If you have a question, slide into my DMs.  I’ll answer them by the end of the week. From My Twitter DMs “My main concern is that my background isn’t related to tech, or close to it. I know that my background can be used as a skill in the future, but wondering what the recruiters might think of this career change concerns me. I studied Customs Administration & Foreign Trade, and have been working in Finance and also in a mix between Agriculture and Commerce.” What I Think This is probably the number one question I get.  People with various degrees are…

Using the Airbnb Style Guild, Setting Up GitHub Issues for a new Project, Working by the Beach

As you know, I’m only supposed to be working on this project on the weekends.  During the week, I’ll give myself an hour to do some smaller tasks if they come up, or if I feel like I need to make a small change to existing code. Typically, Saturday is my “marathon” coding day.  I use the term marathon because I’m working typically 6 to 8 hours; nothing too intense.  This means that Fridays are a great opportunity for me to unwind from a long work week, and prep my tasks for Saturday. Youn can listen here: Itunes: http://bit.ly/ReactRails  Bumpers: https://bumpers.fm/u/LaToya      I decided to start implementing the AirBnB Style Guide and set up GitHub Issues.  I’m relocating to an Airbnb by the beach (I’m in Downtown Porto, Portugal now), so I’m hoping to find a nice cafe near the beach I can work from while I sip espresso, and nibble…