Back on the road, this time we're visiting Sofia!
A conference is always a nice way to convince people to join you in a remote working session. So here we were, 4 people going for remote working + 12 more people attending the conference only.
As soon as I arrived, I joined Vincent, a freelancer from France. Then we directly went to a first coworking space.
Thanks to the magic of the Internet (and especially Twitter), a third buddy called Joni (from Finland) joined us. We discovered the lovely SoHo Coworking and artistic space. It's a nice small house in the city center.
The amazing and unexpected thing is that we met people from Remote Year there.
Remote Year is a project that takes 50-80 digital nomads for a one year trip around the world. For 2k USD, every month you move to a different place. They take care of flight, housing and coworking bookings.
We talked with people from very different backgrounds: a fulltime employee in digital marketing, a nurse looking for a job, a designer, etc. But they all had the same feeling: that even after only 4 months in the program, their mindset has completely changed. That's something to try, maybe.
Next day, still with Vincent and Joni but also with Fabien and Thomas, 2 new remote workers, we went to Betahaus Sofia. The place is not located in the city center but the building is amazing, with its own café, 3 floors, coworking space and companies offices.
We worked from the flex desks area where we met workers from Betahaus Hamburg. That's amazing to see how remote working is a quick icebreaker.
It was inspiring to meet both Remote Year nomads and remote workers.
Remote working isn't only about working. It's also about discovering the city we're working in. As a Free Walking Tour lover, I obviously tried the one from Sofia.
Again I haven't been disappointed. We even met up with people going to the same conference as we were!
Euruko is the European Ruby conference. We, Ruby developers, are like a big family. Maybe that's what brought me to organize housing for the Ruby families I belong to.
For the conference nights, it turned out I set up housing for 15+ people coming from France, Belgium, Switzerland and Turkey. That was quite an incredible feat on its own!
We're a remote working lab. Come discover Europe and different workplaces with us!
For now, I'll leave you with the picture of our one week family.