Why we moved our team 1,500 miles away for a month

Wienke Giezeman

Initiator of The Things Network

Posted on 03-10-2016

Last year when Johan and I founded The Things Network, Johan was in Barcelona at Hacker Paradise and I was in Amsterdam during the most crucial time of it’s existence.

Hacker Paradise is a community that moves around the world and offers a good opportunity for a workcation.

You join a group of like minded developers, designers and entrepreneurs and have a good time while you do your freelance gigs or do your normal job remotely in a place where you otherwise would go on holiday. All the logistics are taking care of for you –housing, community and a workplace.

This summer they would touch down in Porto, Portugal. It was temptingly close.

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