September 16, 2021

First with the Alderney News

The Rise of the Digital Nomad

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Traditionally, Alderney has attracted people looking for somewhere to enjoy their retirement. However, over the past few years the Island has begun to attract a number of successful people who are certainly not ready to retire. These range from a best-selling author to an entrepreneur who runs a highly successful software company from his home in Alderney. Both were attracted by the quality of life the Island has to offer.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons*

The trend of remote workers and digital nomads was on rise over the last few years but has accelerated dramatically thanks to COVID-19. If you would like to know more about the ways remote working can benefit island economies two back-to-back online events are being held on Tuesday 9th February. The first event, hosted by Island Innovation at 1600, is aimed at a global audience. It will be followed at 1730 by a discussion sponsored by Guernsey’s Digital Greenhouse and will feature panellists from Guernsey, Alderney, And Sark.

Adapting Tourist Destinations for Remote Workers & Digital Nomads
1600-1730 on Tuesday 09 February 2021

This event entitled is hosted by Island Innovation and will feature presentations by a group of speakers from around the world, who have experience of tapping into this relatively new market. Panellists will include marketeers, community organisers, remote workers, and digital nomads. For more information and to book a free place visit:

https://digitalgreenhouse.gg/events/2021/adapting-tourist-destinations-for-remote-workers-digital-nomads-in-2021/

A New Vein for Economic Diversity Nomads and Remote Workers
1730-1830 on Tuesday 09 February 2021

The second event of the afternoon is designed primarily for a Bailiwick audience and follows on from the Island Innovation webinar – the idea being attendees can benefit from those lessons and experiences gained from the earlier event. The panel for this event will include digital nomads, remote workers, and others from Guernsey, Alderney and Sark who will share their experiences and set the scene for what is planned to be an interactive discussion with those participating. For more information and to book a free place visit:

https://digitalgreenhouse.gg/events/2021/adapting-tourist-destinations-for-remote-workers-digital-nomads-in-2021/

*Flcikr user: perzon seo, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

3 thoughts on “The Rise of the Digital Nomad

  1. Hi Paul
    It would be great to hear your thoughts next week and benefit from your insights. What is Alderney doing well, what could it do better?
    Hope you can make the session on Tuesday.

  2. I have been successfully remote working on Alderney for several years. I deal with clients in many international locations, not just Guernsey and the UK. On occasion I get bitten by the islands communications infrastructure dropping out or becoming ‘bottlenecked’.

    Is internet connectivity and bandwidth a potential problem that needs consideration before pushing remote working ?
    Should we consider some ‘on-island’ hosting for local ‘cloud’ like deployments, system redundancy or virtual test environments ?
    Perhaps the now unused racking in Telephone House could be put to use once again ?

    I look forward to this event and the possibility of growing Alderney’s population, economy and international footprint.

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