Remote is Hard - Two Lessons Learned by CG Cookie

Live Stream Host: Wes Burke

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The Cookie crew are no strangers to working remotely. For the past 10 years, our small team operates with people across various cities around the globe, with the full-time crew each living in a different state here in America.  Working remote has incredible benefits; lifestyle freedom, increased autonomy and the ability to take your kids to the doctor without taking vacation time. 

With every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction. 

The challenges are abound with remote work, though most of it revolves around the human element. Communication. In this live stream I will share two main lessons CG Cookie has learned and share some stories of our remote life and how we work. Talk a little bit about the technology we embrace and the ones we steer away from. 

Depending on the day, will even have some Cookie Crew guests come on to answer questions and share their story. 


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Wes Burke

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I am an ex-coastie, ex-game environment artist and father of 3 little girls, married to a dance instructor and have a love for motorcycles and bleeding edge technology. For the past 8 years I've been running CG Cookie with it's awesome crew and community. We've grown it from an idea on a notepad, into the organic beast it is today.
Previously Recorded March 29th, 2018. Chat is now closed.
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    Wes Burke

    Thanks so much for hanging with the Cookie, and with Jonathan and I today.

  • Jewgenij Zerkalenkov

    Wish you all a nice evening :)

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    Michal Zisman

    Thank you for this stream! You guys rock!

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    JadeOtterART

    Very helpful thanks guys!

  • Julian B

    bye bye

  • silentheart00

    Thanks!

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    Char Hunter

    Thanks, Wes, Kent, and allllll the Jonathans!! Great stream.

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    Rain

    This has been really enjoyable, thank you!

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    Jonathan Gonzalez

    I would link to this thread on that subject https://cgcookie.com/t/143-creation-of-some-unreal-track?page=1#answer-5027

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    Simon Buz

    Why have you picked up Unity and not Unreal Engine?

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    Char Hunter

    LOL too funny

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    Jonathan Gonzalez

    woot woot Game Programming

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    Char Hunter

    LOL Jewgenij

  • Jewgenij Zerkalenkov

    I thought a love of cookies

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    Char Hunter

    btw guys, doing a happy dance about the game programming bootcamp

  • Julian B

    bye

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    Char Hunter

    bye William

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    Char Hunter

    I agree Jonathan, not only for money making, but encouraging more advancements in Blender.

  • Jewgenij Zerkalenkov

    Bye bye

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    William Miller

    I'll have to go now. Good-bye.