It’s been three weeks since Centercoders left HQ and started working remote — but who knows what time means anymore, right? We’re slowly adapting to the circumstances of this global experience, both as a company and as individual team members. But as unreal as these weeks have been, circumstances like this really put the adaptability, creativity, and enthusiasm of the Centercode Team on full display.
Last week, our operations team started a company-wide activity called Hometasking Challenges. The first challenge? Build a robot companion out of items from around the house.
The winning robot, Budd-e, built by Nathan
It’s the first of many challenges to come as we make a conscious effort to have fun and stay connected internally. This week, we’re connecting with the rest of the world by sharing more photos and thoughts from members of the Centercode Team. Enjoy these snapshots from our coworkers’ remote offices.
“I’m surprised at how productive I feel working remotely. Maybe being in the office was somewhat of a safety net. Working from home, there is no room for letting things fall through the cracks. It makes me more focused and more accountable!”
“I’ve spent a good chunk of my career working from home, so this transition has been pretty easy for me. I’ve always liked listening to music while I work. Remote time is giving me a chance to listen to my records during the day — I have 350 albums, so it’s great to have more time to enjoy them.”
(with a cameo from her husband Matt in Customer Success!)
“The hardest part so far is remembering to take breaks and rest my eyes. The best part is that our 6-minute commute has been reduced to 10 seconds! Also, I love that our dog Myles gets to be an office dog. Since he barks and “kettles” (meaning he whines even when he’s content), it’s hard to bring him to an office where other people are trying to focus. Getting to spend more time with him is great…even though he doesn’t seem to care much that we’re home all the time. 😅”
Ria and Matt’s dog Myles, looking very indifferent
“My girlfriend lives in Portland but decided to quarantine down here with me. It’s great working next to her! Trading lame jokes all day makes the time go faster. Even so, I miss my officemate, Frank. 🙁 ”
“Surprisingly, working remote has taught me to be more organized. I set goals for what I want to accomplish and cross them off by the end of the day. Plus, all the extra time I used to spend commuting has allowed me to focus more on my hobbies. But I miss Eddie.”
Let’s Stay Connected
You don’t have to miss us — we’ll be posting more dispatches from across our offices as the weeks continue. In the meantime, stay connected by subscribing to our monthly newsletter.