Jeff Shamley

Jeff Shamley

Remote Team Building with GeoGuessr

Remote Team Building with GeoGuessr

We've been in the grips of a pandemic for pretty much a full year and folks are finally learning that remote technology teams are highly productive. We'll talk about how remote teams can build your products faster and why allowing engineers to work from wherever is best in later posts, today we're talking team building activities.

Today I'd like to share some information about a fun game that can help with your distributed team building. Our team has had a lot of fun in the past playing GeoGuessr in the past year geoguessr.com

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The goal in GeoGuessr is to guess where you are placed in the world. First you pick a map, it could be Florida only, US cities or even famous landmarks across the world. From there GeoGuessr will present you with a Google Street View like above. You can move around and pan the screen until you have a good guess of where you are. Place your marker on the map and check your guess! The closer you are the more points you receive.

We have team members who are well traveled and other team members that would love to travel more, this game also gives us a sense of adventure at a time when we are stuck at home. GeoGuessr has been a really fun distraction for our team and has brought us closer together.

 
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