Last week I told you about my epiphany as I'm surrounded by people sitting in all continents every day. Either in my work as a Fractional CTO, or lecturing online courses.
In fact, today I'm telling you about the exciting launch I had this week. My new project, the Remote Jobs Braintrust finally kicked off, and the first two live sessions are already in the books. Have a look here, you might recognize that first slide:
In this Cohort #1, we have people from 16 different countries, ranging between Philippines and Peru, geographically speaking. As a runner myself, this first week definitely feels like the first step of a long marathon. I envision this community to endure for a very long time, and to become the best place for remote workers and soon-to-be remote workers to learn and hang out online.
I've enjoyed the vibe on the first couple live sessions, with many people asking questions in the Q&A part at the end of each session. But I'm also loving that our Slack is already pretty active. I'm still getting to know everyone, what jobs they are looking for, and what they are struggling with.
This is the MVP-state of Slack. As in startup world, we start small, and we grow as needed:
For me, delivering the live sessions comes naturally, since it's something I've done a lot. But managing a Slack community is quite new. I can only find parallel in managing my own remote teams (or my clients'), where I'm often the Slack admin and the one who takes care of onboarding and helping people out.
I'm having fun producing all this, and now that we've picked up this initial momentum, I believe it's the right time to finally announce Cohort #2 for November.
I'll kick off Cohort #2 on the 14/November. I've added it to the Gumroad checkout page, and it will still have the 50% launch discount, like Cohort #1 had. I'll open 30 seats next Tuesday 24/October at 1pm UK time. If you're interested, please keep an eye on your email. The seats for Cohort #1 sold out in a few hours, it might happen again.
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See you next Friday,
Startup CTO & Remote Work Lover