remote and connected
There is a vibrant community of those working remotely and telecommuting. Alaska has had high availablity of gigabit internet in the three largest cities for awhile, and now rural communities are catching up and becomming more connected. Increased internet speeds (both upload and download) enable remote workers to collaborate with teams outside of Alaska by providing seamless experiences with integral tools such as video conferencing. Working remotely can provide increased focus while minimizing (and in some cases eliminating) lengthy commutes to and from an office. This is believed to directly correlate with an increased quality of life.
code from tents
When Lee Brown first moved to the Valdez property in early 2016, he spent the next two years coding software from an Arctic Oven tent. He found the setting to offer space and solitude to focus, and increased motivation knowing that adventure awaited just outside the door. Since those initial years, Lee has systematically improved the methods of living and working from tents. The Brown brothers welcome software engineering teams to camp and work at Geeks in the Woods Valdez any time of the year - snow or shine!