Digital Nomads

Digital nomads are individuals who leverage telecommunications technologies to perform their work duties, and more generally conduct their lifestyle in a nomadic manner - wikipedia: .

In the Viral Academy we believe that Nomads and nomadism are a vital part of learning. We take inspiration from the History of Nomadism and likely trends in the Future of Work to inform our methodology.

In so doing we seek to create a synergy between Digital Nomadism and Learning, one which allows us to better embed learning in communities and every day activities.

Forthcoming Events

The first international conference for Digital Nomads (DNX GLOBAL) has been scheduled for Berlin, Germany, in summer 2015.

Where do Nomads Work?

Digital nomads typically work from home, coffee shops, public libraries and even from recreational vehicles. They often work as freelance writers, photographers, video makers, affiliate marketers, web designers, software developers, graphic designers, and other types of knowledge workers who can perform work duties irrespective of physical location.

They use new technologies like wireless internet, smartphones, Voice Over IP, and cloud-based applications to conduct business, work remotely, and earn an income wherever they live or travel. Digital nomads also often utilize Coworking Spaces and shared offices in major cities around the world.

An International Movement

More and more digital nomads are traveling internationally and moving abroad, while they continue to work with clients or employers in the west.

Also referred to as location independent professionals (LIP) or entrepreneurs. Many Location Independent Entrepreneurs consider themselves to be Perpetual travelers (PTs). Digital nomads often practice Flag Theory by planting strategic flags around the world to arbitrage cost of living, or benefits of a given jurisdiction.