Second day at TOA for us started with a keynote / ignite talk from Nate Levin, Producer at IMVU. Many of you might have heard of IMVU from Lean Startup book written by Eric Reis. Nate’s Virtual Worlds, Transformational Festival Cultural Ethos, and the future of Social VR keynote was organized around three topics: IMVU, Ascent to Social VR and Burning Man, a festival that takes place in Nevada desert, near Black Rock city.
Tech Open Air is an annual technology festival that takes place in Berlin, Germany. It first started in 2012 as the very first tech festival organised through crowdfunding. The festival has developed into a well known tech gathering that brings together technology, music, art and science.
This year, TOA festival will take place for three days with more than 150 live speakers and 175 satellite events around Berlin, enabling attendees to connect and learn from industry experts in Europe’s startup capital, Berlin. Attendees will experience inspirational storytelling, interactive forums, art installations and live music at the beautiful Funkhaus Berlin.
We’ve all experienced it before. The alarm clock goes off for the tenth time and you continue to hit the snooze button. You finally wake up, groggy and angry, filled with bitterness and resentment at the world, your job, and life in general.
And that’s before your first cup of coffee.
Studies have shown that, in order to win at life, you need to win your morning. And with a little help from technology, mindfulness, and good food, you can start to take back your morning and your life.
Being part of the evergrowing freelance community has made me realize that, while working alone, sometimes you find yourself in a rut. This state often manifests itself as a lack of creativity, inspiration and motivation.
Importance of work strategy improvement had an influence on young professionals. They imagined a low-cost office space where people gather and work together. Not only it is a relatively inexpensive, but also a very productive way to carry out an activity they are assigned to.
The idea came to a realization and so-called coworking spaces have begun to spread rapidly among the freelance community. Since the numbers of these kinds of spaces are increasing each day, every developed country has at least a couple of coworking locations within its borders. Croatia is one of them.
If you’re anything like me, the only thing that’s keeping you from living a life of epic adventure is your account balance. I was once so poor that my bank reported ‘suspicious behaviour’ when my mother deposited a chunk of cash for my birthday! Apparently that was enough to trigger the alarm at Barclays. Surely this is the financial equivalent of bitchy backtalk?
Last night, when I received an email from Upwork titled as an important update to Upwork’s pricing, I thought that finally some positive change will happen to the world’s biggest freelancers and freelance jobs marketplace.
Over the past few months, freelancers and businesses have experienced Upwork’s website and Team App not working for hours, and we’re using Upwork’s search engine, which would give results that have nothing to do with the search query. Not to mention the changes in the algorithm that calculates freelancers’ job success rate. Due to it, many independent contractors were left angry and in disbelief.
Yesterday, we at Nomadship thought Upwork is finally changing in a positive way, but we were wrong.
Starting a career as a freelancer comes with few different skills that you have to develop. One of those skills is managing your time while working with more than just one client. I remember times when I had 8-10 clients I was working for. Sometimes it was hard to manage all the work I was doing for them. Also, I have to mention that I had to meet each one of my clients via Skype on a weekly basis.