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 🙂

Working Remotely From Porto, Portugal

The District of Porto is located on the north-west coast of Portugal.  I spent 3 weeks working there; primarily in Porto, the capital, and Matosinhos, a city on the beach. Where to Work If you like coworking spaces, let me introduce you to Porto I/O.  I got to work from all 3 locations.  They have one in downtown Porto near shops and cafes, one that sits on the river, and another which is steps from the beach. This is a shot from the seaside location, which is technically in Matosinhos, but still in the Porto district. This is one of my favorite co-working spaces. @portoio has fast wifi, good people running it, and the people are there to put in work. — SheNomads (@SheNomads) September 26, 2017 If you prefer cafes, there is this cute, 3 story place named Moustache on Praça de Carlos Alberto 104, 4050-158 Porto. If you’re…

Working Remotely from Oslo, Norway

Hello, happy Saturday! I just got back from Oslo, and I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what it’s like to work there.  When most people think about hopping on a plane and working remotely for a few weeks, they think of Chiang Mai, Budapest, Berlin… not Oslo.  I get it; I was thinking the same thing before I arrived. Last year I spent a few months working while traveling (Manchester, Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Bilbao, Lisbon).  I was supposed to stay in Oslo for two days, just to catch my flight back to Chicago. When I went to leave for my flight home, I realized that I was staying at a hotel at the wrong airport.  I had flown into the main airport in Oslo.  My flight out of Norway was so far that It would have cost me the price of another plane ticket home ($400 USD…I’m great…

From Space to Software with Nicole Vagt

{ Episode 29 } Why would someone leave the NASA of Europe to move to Spain, and teach themselves how to code? Today I interviewed Nicole Vagt, a self-taught software engineer who used to work for the European Space Agency.  Nicole and her partner decided to leave their 9 to 5 jobs so they could focus on growing their skills in the tech space.  For Nicole, this meant teaching herself Rails, and all of the technologies needed to support her new app, Mundolore. She’s also freelancing while she builds her app. What I asked Nicole: How did you learn to code? What languages did you start with? Why did you think a location switch would be useful to your learning process? How did you go from being a space scientist to software engineer? How do you focus in on your freelance business? How do you find clients? What is your…