Remote Work in Covid Times - Same, Same, But Different?

For most of us in the IT industry, working remotely is quite doable, albeit not completely effortless. Making sure a team remains productive and happy in a fully or partially remote environment requires compassion, flexibility, and some practical adjustments.

May 27, 2021, 4:00 – 6:00 PM


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About this event

Since the beginning of the pandemic, most of us spend more time working remotely and less time (or none) in physical proximity with our coworkers. Most likely this trend will not completely reverse itself once the Covid threat has been defused. 
For our May meeting, we want to reflect on our collective experiences with remote work and hear from a few community members about specific challenges and opportunities that come with the transition from office to remote work. 

Our agenda for the day:

* Intro & Welcome

* Keeping our Humanity in a Remote World - Tanaka Mutakwa, VP Engineering, Names & Faces

* Starting a Fully Remote Job - Adrian Bunge, Mobile App Developer, Prodigy Finance

* Exercise in the Home Office. A Personal trainer Shares Her Tips - Ella Morran, EllaPHNT - Personal Health Nutrition and Training

* Agile for Remote Teams - Tinotenda Mundangepfupfu, CTO, Carry1st

* Discussion & Social. Remotely of course. 

Abstract for Ella's segment:
For many people the shift to remote working has caused a loss of balance and routine.Our first compromise is often health and fitness, under the impression that we can “pick it up later”. However this area of our lives in particular requires consistency and practise. Today I will walk you through how you can start this practise, without taking a huge chunk of time out of your already busy day. With these tips you can move your body, increase your mental focus and work towards your health and fitness goals right at your desk.

This event is sponsored by our friends at Peach Payments


  • Tanaka Mutakwa

    Names & Faces

    VP of Engineering

  • Ella Morran



  • Tinotenda Mundangepfupfu



  • Adrian Bunge

    Prodigy Finance

    Mobile App Developer


Peach Payments logo

Peach Payments


  • Ugo M

    GDG Organizer

  • Siso Ngqolosi


    GDG Organizer

  • Onesmus Maenzanise

    APS Holdings

    GDG Organzier


    University of the Western Cape

    GDG Organizer

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