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🏝 Remote Work “Office Hours”

UPDATE September, 2019: All slots are taken until the end of October. Sorry.

UPDATE August 29, 2019: I decided to open more time slots in my evening hours. Feel free to grab a time! :)

UPDATE August 27, 2019: I’m pausing the office hours due to the demand. I don’t want to go too far in the calendar. I will resume when I finish the calls in this cycle. Thanks for understanding! :)

🏝 Remote Work “Office Hours” - Tigran Hakobyan's personal blog

Today I’m excited to announce my new initiative - Remote Work “Office Hours.” I will be dedicating 2-3 hours every week (20 min time slots) to answer your questions about working remotely as a developer. It’s completely free and aims to help everyone who wants to learn more about remote work.

Who am I?

My name is Tigran, and I’m a software engineer at Buffer. Buffer is a remote company with no office. I’ve been working remotely for almost four years now and learned a lot about remote work. Last year I wrote a popular article where I shared my reflections on being a remote developer. In my free time, I like playing soccer, writing, and working on my side-project.

Tigran in Kauai
This year I traveled to Kauai island and worked from there. It was incredible. Very grateful I can do things like this with remote work flexibility. ❤️

Why “office hours”?

After writing my article about remote work, I started to receive many emails asking questions about my experience of being a remote developer. I hope I can help and share everything I know and learned about remote work. I know it’s a significant lifestyle change when you decide to work remotely, and I hope to help even a little to ease that decision.

Who should attend?

I’m a developer, and I base my remote experience on the type of work I do every day. Knowing what I know, I think I can be the most helpful to people who are in tech and especially developers.

Here is a group of people that I have in mind:

  • Developers who are not sure whether remote work will be a good fit for them
  • Developers who work remotely and want to be better at it
  • Developers who want to find a remote job

What’s the structure of the “Office Hours”?

Please introduce yourself first. Like any other “office hours” I expect you to come with your questions and I’ll try to answer them the best I can.

How do I sign up?

You can grab an available time slot on my Calendly schedule. All calls will be video calls on Zoom. Please make sure you downloaded and installed Zoom prior our calls. The meeting link will be in the calendar invite.

How much time do I have?

I want to keep it for 20 minutes.

Are you doing this by yourself?

Yes. However, I might have surprise guests on some days.

Do I have to pay for this?

No. It’s completely free.