Remotes continued to soak in the rich Turkish culture by digging deep into some unexpected places for our third week in Istanbul.
We started the week with Remote Year Ideascape, where people bring their half-baked ideas for the group to hash out and discuss. People came with ideas around planning events, personal alarms, airline miles and security (actual ideas confidential)
A group of Remotes joined Jessie and Joe to the final event of the IBM SmartCamp Istanbul pitch competition they were mentoring. Some really interesting ideas were pitched and we met some great people.
Remotes went to an Improv show, and Trish fearlessly volunteered to go on stage to talk about her day at "the compound"
Remote run crew after a quick morning 10k
Nissa working from the Starbucks in Bebek... One of the nicest in the world, four stories high and an amazing view!
Andrew led week two of the Remote Year accelerator, where we went over how to test out ideas in the Lean methodology and then broke out into smaller groups for people to get advice on their specific projects.
Jamie and Cassie with their lovely host for Pop-up Restaurant Istanbul
Nissa met a friend, Sena, who works for one of the major TV stations, Ciner Studyolari, and she took Nissa for a tour on Sunday
Kimmoy and Cassie with the artist at an art exhibit opening.
Some Remotes flew out to Ephesus to check out the ancient city and salt formations.
Another group of Remotes headed to Germany for the opening week of Oktoberfest
Trevor took the 'Mussel Challenge' and ate 100 mussels in under an hour. Major life accomplishment as a crowd of around 40 locals surrounded him to watch him complete the feat.