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We are proud to be some of the most motivated developers in the world. However, getting motivated and staying that way is not easy. We make a lot of effort in the X-Team community to keep motivation high. For many remote developers, the biggest motivation killer is burnout and overworking. With so few distractions and such immense focus, you can end up working 10 hours without ever getting up. To combat this in X-Team, we created Fit-Quest. Fit-Q [...]

Getting a job as a remote developer is dependent on many factors, but by far one of the most important is how you present yourself in your video interview. You might be thinking, “What does that have to do with how good my code is?” It is a valid question, and I agree — it should not matter that much. If you code best in your running t-shirt from 1991, or you are most productive in a basement with terrible lighting, that really should not m [...]

This article came about after suffering from back trouble in 2013–2014, specifically Sciatica, due to a restrictive Psoas (iliopsoas) muscle. The Psoas muscle is deeply routed and connected to physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. More about the Psoas in a future post. Back trouble stemming from the Psoas muscle affected me greatly at that time and was worsened by sitting at a desk for work. This motivated me, as a yoga instructor, to fi [...]

You say to-may-to, we say to-mah-to. But recently, X-Teamers had the opportunity to pick the brain of a guy, who dedicated quite some time these last few years to study of productivity... and he does not say either of those. He says, pomodoro! We are talking, of course, about Karol Sojko. A developer, Unleasher, and a master of productivity, who also recently held a talk at the 4Developers 2017 conference, titled Unleashing Your Super-dev-powers [...]

India is the second most populated country in the world and holds the 2nd highest population of developers in the world. Yet, it's one of the least popular places for digital nomads. Nomadlist ranks its capital, New Delhi, at #605 (out of 651). So then, what's it like being a nomad in India? X-Teamer Paul McCrodden spent 6 weeks throughout India as a nomad. Here's what he had to say about the trip in our #travel channel AMA: What was your favori [...]

Despite what people may tell you, you don't need an office to create an incredibly satisfied, fulfilled and, ultimately, happy team. I know this because every week when I read the feedback we get from our remote team spread across 30 countries, it usually looks like this: "Even though we are all remote, I never felt as close to a team as this one." - Henrique B. I've been building happy teams remotely since I was 10-years-old using the family [...]

One of the biggest highlights of the year for X-Team was the unveiling of the X-Outpost, our roaming hacker house. Looking back now, what an epic adventure it has been joining the co-living movement. In 2016, the X-Outpost was hosted in 4 countries and 5 cities, including: Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) Naples, Italy Boston, MA Chicago, IL Koh Phangan, Thailand To learn more about how we created this co-living experience for our community of devel [...]

Organizing a remote team retreat is an incredibly stressful job. But it doesn't have to be. I've organized the last three retreats for my team and spent more hours than I can count in preparation for each. It wasn't until the third iteration that I discovered the secrets to a stress-free, productive retreat. I hope they help save you many hours in prepping your next meetup. Hiring a chef is a MUST I'm starting with the absolute most important [...]

Earlier this year, we organised our first X-Outpost, a hacker-house experience designed to bring a group of remote working individuals closer together. The goal was to build a creative environment in which people would freely share the best remote work practices and travel experience they gathered. (In case you are curious about details, we documented the whole X-Outpost Gran Canaria chapter here.) We want to close this year with a mighty swing [...]

If you’ve made it this far, then you clearly already know how to make time. It was simple, right? You clicked to read this post, and in doing so, you declared this was priority over something else you could have made time for. But if you’re willing to make time to click on this article (or any other), then you aren’t allowed to ever be disappointed by: Your empty Github profile The fact that you haven’t added a new skill to your stack in 6 months [...]

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