OnTheGoSystems News

Abdallah Deeb on Removing Obstacles and Why Remote Work Is the Way To Go

Star of the Month Abdallah Deeb tells us about how his love for computers started, working smarter, and who’s the boss in his house. Abdallah, tell us about yourself. I am from Lebanon, born and bred in Beirut city. During my teens, I discovered my interest in technology. PCs were just starting to be affordable, so my brothers and I pooled our allowances together every month to buy a 386 computer in installments. As soon as we bought our computer,...

April 25, 2022

Hanging Out By The Red Sea: A Workation For Our Remote Teams

What happens when you combine adventures and travels with work? Some of our teammates traveled to El Gouna, Egypt to find out. OnTheGoSystems is a born remote company, so it should come as no surprise that we’re strong believers in the benefits of working remotely. Today though, we want to focus on something else: the benefits of meeting your remote teammates in person. Due to COVID, everyone was forced to work from home for quite a while. With more and...

April 4, 2022

The Remote Worker’s Guide to Eating Your Way to Productivity

As a born-remote company, OnTheGoSystems may not have an office kitchen (or an office for that matter). That doesn’t mean we don’t understand the importance of staying healthy in the workplace. You’ve probably heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But it turns out that eating healthy isn’t just good for your body - it’s also beneficial for your mind. A healthy diet is known to reduce the risk of illnesses like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes....

April 1, 2022

How We Switched to Functional Programming for Our Flagship Product

We’re always looking for ways to improve WPML. After some thought, we decided it was time for us to make the switch to functional programming. More and more developers are choosing functional programming for large-scale projects because of how predictable it is. If you’ve tried this programming paradigm, you may have found the simpler code easier to debug and maintain. Maybe you’ve seen a shift in your mindset. In functional programming, your focus is on what to do rather than...

March 25, 2022

Raja Mohammed on Clearing the Clutter and Unwinding When Working Remotely

Star of the Month Raja Mohammed tells us how to prioritize tasks to get more done and gives us a small glimpse into the life of a WPML Supporter. Raja, tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu and one of the notable cosmopolitan cities in India. My parents moved to Chennai almost 40 years ago from a small village in the south of Tamil Nadu. I am very proud to...

March 24, 2022

Building Virtual Connections in the Remote Workplace

You don’t need to read countless blogs and articles about working remotely to know how important it is to stay connected. Without face-to-face contact and casual small talk by the water cooler, it can be all too easy to start feeling disconnected. OnTheGoSystems has been a fully remote company since day one, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t had to work hard to build and maintain relationships. While we can’t exactly stop by each other's desks for a chat, we’ve...

March 9, 2022

Beata Silwanowicz on Reaching Summits and Why Remote Work Is the Best Choice for Travel Lovers

Star of the Month Beata Silwanowicz tells us about her love for travel and shares her top tips for getting the work-life balance right when working remotely. Beata, tell us about yourself I come from a small city in the southern part of Poland. Mountains and forests have always been a big part of my life. I always enjoyed hiking with my parents and later on, I joined the local scouting group where I met wonderful friends. We spend many...

February 10, 2022

David Cauchi on Bug Busting and Life as a Remote QA Engineer

Star of the Month David Cauchi tells us about his responsibilities as a QA Engineer, learning from his son, and his plans for the future. David, tell us about yourself Hello, I am David and I'm from Malta. I have always had a passion for technology. The more bleeding edge it is, the better. At home, I like to tend to our terrace "garden". It's currently barren due to the colder weather. Nowadays, the lion's share of free time is...

January 27, 2022