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I love teaching. I first got bit by the bug as a writing tutor at my undergraduate college, an experience that led to a faculty position at the Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science. There, I spent two years teaching science writing, research methodologies, film studies, and bowling (yes, bowling) to 11th graders.

I was then fortunate enough to spend six years offering a digital publishing overview course at Emerson College, teaching undergraduate and graduate students about WordPress, podcasting, crowdfunding, and more. When school was out of session, I would scratch the teaching itch with one-day technology workshops at schools and libraries in Massachusetts.

Ken looking at poster advertising his own workshop
Who is that handsome man on this Harvard poster?

One of my goals in being a digital nomad was to take my show on the road, teaching at schools and libraries across the country. The pandemic has curtailed those opportunities, but fortunately, many of my workshops translate well to the online medium, and I’ve been able to teach remotely at many of my favorite haunts.

Now it’s time to shift from teaching while being a digital nomad to teaching about being a digital nomad. In two weeks, on Monday, April 12, 2021, at 2 PM EDT (1800 UTC), I’ll be presenting “How to be a Digital Nomad” at the Harvard Kennedy School of Harvard University. The class is free, online, and open to the public; all you need to do is register and install the Zoom videoconferencing software.

In this one-hour talk, I’ll be addressing such topics as:

  • What is a digital nomad?
  • How do I get a job that would allow me to be a nomad?
  • What does it cost to be a nomad?
  • Where does a nomad get their mail delivered?
  • How does a pandemic shape a nomad’s experience?
  • What are the greatest challenges and rewards of being a nomad?
  • What am I looking for? Will I ever settle down?

I’ll also be available to answer questions from the audience, and all attendees will get a handout with links for more information and resources. Those who register can also request a video of the presentation to watch later.

Ken standing in a classroom behind a Harvard-branded lectern
Come see me at Harvard University!

If the digital nomad lifestyle intrigues you, and you’re interested in learning more about it in a real-time, interactive fashion, then please register for the workshop! And if you have questions you’d like me to address, please let me know in the comments of this post, and I will incorporate them into the presentation.

I look forward to seeing you and hearing from you!

(Photos by Bruce Baker and Jeffrey Seglin)

Ken Gagne

Digital nomad, Apple II geek, vegetarian, teacher, cyclist, feminist, Automattician.


Ken's Itinerary

Yellowstone National Park, WY

Jun 5, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023

Missoula, MT

Jun 12, 2023 - Jul 6, 2023

Chicago, IL

Jul 7, 2023 - Jul 8, 2023