From Fort Lauderdale, to Colorado, back to Fort Lauderdale, this UI Developer loves her some coffee and coworking. We sat down with one of our regulars, Paige Crowley, to hear more about her work!
Paige, you are a frequent member of ours and usually set up shop in the cozy alcove under the loft…tell us about what you do day-in and day-out at GP!
I am currently contracting as UI developer for a small tech company in Denver, Colorado. When I am not working on projects for the company in Colorado I also like to work on personal projects and try to learn about new things.
What’s the most challenging part about your work?
In the tech field everything is constantly changing, just when you learn how to do something a new thing comes out and makes what you were working with outdated. Also cat videos… it is hard to pay attention to what you are doing when there is a whole internet full of videos of amazing things like cats riding around on rumbas.
And the most rewarding part?
I love seeing my work finished. There is nothing more rewarding than looking at something you have built and knowing that a bunch of people are going to be using it.
What are some advantages and disadvantages of working remotely?
Biggest disadvantage is I miss working next to my co-workers. I also use to live a few blocks from my office, I miss my morning walk.
Biggest advantage is the freedom to make my own schedule and work wherever I feel like working. Word on the street is you are originally from South Florida, moved to Colorado, and now you’re back.
What made prompted the move as well as the move back?
My fiancee and family all live in South Florida. I moved to Colorado for school, but ended up landing a good job and falling in love with the state so I stayed for a few extra years.
Any productivity tips or secrets you are willing to share?
I try to set a goal for myself at the beginning of the day. That and drinking lots of coffee seem to help me stay productive.
What do you wish more people knew about you?
I like a good cat video, if you find one feel free to slack it to me : )
What’s your take on the coworking infrastructure? And more specifically General Provision?
I really like the idea of a coworking space. Its nice to wake up and go to a work environment where there are less distractions. I feel like I get way more done when I get to GP then when I work from home.
When you aren’t working hard at GP, where might we find you?
Punching someone in the face. After work you can usually find me at the boxing gym near my house. I have been practicing muay thai for the last 2 years and it is one of my favorite things to do. Its also nice to do something active after sitting on a computer all day.