7in7 Year One Special Edition

Digital Nomad Weekly


ISSUE 53 31st October 2016




Last week we attended the first ever 7in7 digital nomad conference in Bangkok. The idea is to have seven conferences in seven continents over seven years. It's an audacious plan, but after attending the first one, I really believe they can pull it off.

Although there were lots of little details to love about the conference, the big-picture goal was to build an inclusive community and help attendees connect with likeminded folks - and I honestly don't see how they could have done a better job. In fact, it was so good I've already bought my ticket for next year in Barcelona - I'll be sure to let you all know when the Early BIrd tickets go on sale in the spring.

Anyway - in an attempt to convey a little of what we learned over the past week of meetups, breakout sessions and talks, this weeks' links are all 7in7 related. Enjoy!

Lewis Smith

Tools & Kit 🔨

Jay introduced himself by enthusing about how much he loves puns (just ask him about his grand plans for an air conditioning conference called Air Con). However, when we started talking about work it turned out Jay is working on the Holy Grail of productivity: a task manager which is fully integrated with email and calendar. It's the real deal too - it's already been featured by Forbes and Tech crunch. I'm looking forward to checking it out properly.

Opinion 📣

Kavi Guppta on the Future of Work

Lots of people (including me!) think that remote work is a great lifestyle option for the individual. But what I hadn't considered before is that remote working might be essential for companies and countries to thrive in the future. Kavi's talk was inspiring, and his slides were fantastic. (More on that later).

Lifestyle 😎

Nomad Soulmates

Dating was the number one requested topic for discussion at 7in7. Rather than have a speaker presenting one single experience, a panel was arranged for Q&A. One of the panelists was Aline Dahmen who runs Nomad Soulmates. It wasn't a project I'd heard of before, but there's clearly a market so I wanted to share it here.

Nomad Social Responsibility

"We're nomads who believe that creating positive social and environmental impact is core to sustaining the lifestyle we love and the communities we are part of." This is in its infancy at the moment, but I think it's going to grow into something wonderful.


Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

The APEC visa looks perfect for a lot of DNs: A single visa which allows multiple short terms stays to a wide range of countries. It's also a business visa so working is less of an issue. If you are from one of the following countries you can apply for the visa which is then applicable for all the rest. Thanks to Beck Power for talking about this.

"APEC member economies fully participating in the scheme include Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Canada and the United States are transitional members of the scheme."

Steps with Theera

This cafe is doing something really special here in Bangkok - not only is it a great place for DNs to work, it also offesr amazing healthy vegan and gluten free food (there are meat options too!) AND provides vocational training for young people with autism. Sadly, autism is treated as a taboo subject in Thailand, so they're fighting battles on so many fronts with this project... and so far, they are doing an amazing job,

Discover Germany's Best Kept Secret: Leipzig

The new Berlin?! ** Adds to bucket list **

Books 📖

Draw to Win

I was speaking to Kavi Gupta after his talk and I told him (truthfully) that his slide deck, which had no words just stick drawings, was one of the best I'd ever seen. He said the concept of presenting ideas visually came from this book, and I'm now super keen to check it out.

And Finally 😺

Thanks for Reading

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