How it works

We aim to connect remote workers in the area and help maximize the opportunities presented by being location-independent in the Triangle. There are few ways we do this:

General co-working meetups

About once or twice a week we have ‘official’ co-working meetups at cafés, breweries and other venues where you can show up, plop down with your laptop, and enjoy the company of “co-remote workers.” Sometimes they’re in the morning, sometimes the afternoon, and occasionally in the evening for pure socializing. We now also have regular ‘Drinking on the Job’ Fridays, where we do some afternoon co-working that shifts into happy hour socializing to get the weekend started.

We rotate around different venues in the area and continue to increase the frequency and geographic breadth of these meetups. If you want to wait until we’re in your part of town to come to an event, great! But we encourage you to trek out to our meetups in other districts too so you can explore parts of the Triangle you might not otherwise check out.

The best way to stay up on upcoming events is to follow us on Meetup – which makes it easy to RSVP, see who else is coming, and get notifications on any changes.

When you come to a meetup, you’ll get one of the stickers pictured here. The idea is you put it on your laptop or set it beside you when you’re out working on your own, and other remote workers can recognize you and say hi or plop down beside you.

Slack community

In addition to our ‘official’ co-working meetups, we want to cultivate a connected community of remote workers around the Triangle to make it easier for you to organize smaller, more spontaneous meetups on your own, plan group “workations” outside the Triangle area, trade tips and recommendations, or just chat with cool people you’ve met at events. To that end we’ve started a Slack workspace for Triangle remote workers. To join, click the “Slack Community” bar on the top menu, or click here.

Newsletter

About once a month, we’ll send out an email newsletter with events we have planned, good reads and thoughts related to remote working in the Triangle and beyond. After confirming, you’ll also instantly get our free PDF guide to the best remote working venues in the Triangle. To join, sign up here or in the form below. We’ll never pass on your information to any third party and you can unsubscribe anytime.

    Who’s running this?

    Hi there, I’m Eric. I’m a journalist and author by trade originally from Kansas City, with stints in Nanjing, Beijing, and New York before arriving here to the Triangle. I moved in 2020 at the height of covid-19 after my company in New York told me I could go permanently remote. I was thrilled – the Triangle has beautiful natural scenery, an intellectual vibe bolstered by its several major universities, and a food and beverage scene that punches well above its weight. But when I got here, I got a bit lonely spending day after day at home in front of my computer. With many others pouring into the area and the trend toward remote work accelerated by the pandemic, I figured I wasn’t alone. Being relatively new here, I’m keen to check out new cafes, restaurants and other interesting places now that I’m not tied to one location – and hopefully meet other cool professionals to hang out with in the process. I just wished a platform like this existed, and since it didn’t, I built it. Now it’s me and about half a dozen other organizers putting on events. You’ll see me at our outings wearing a yellow shirt.

    Get in touch

    Have any questions or suggestions, write to us at durhamremote1 (at) gmail.com. We’d love to connect with anyone interested in becoming an event host to help increase the frequency and geographic reach of our meetups. We’d also love to hear from you about any sponsorship or collaboration proposals.

    Event policies

    We intend to have an open, welcoming, and safe community for everyone and will not tolerate any discrimination, harassment, or hate speech on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, or sexual orientation. We further will not tolerate harassment of any kind or any inappropriate behavior at our events, in our Slack community, or in private exchanges among members. Members are encouraged to report such behavior to the above email address. We reserve the right to disinvite violators from any future events and permanently remove them from the email list, Meetup group and Slack workspace.