Hi Gary, what do you do?
COO at Civics Unplugged.
How did you get started with your business?
I began iterating on ideas at the start of 2019 with my cofounders.
What tools do you use for your business?
Remo, Slack, Notion, GSuite.
What problem does Remo solve for you?
We are building a Fellowship (training) program, and want to humanize the remote collaborative learning experience for our 200+ high school Fellows. Remo is a gamechanger.
Tell us about your business challenges *before* you started using Remo
Most online training academies resort to Skype, Zoom, or a similar equivalent.
How did you try to solve your business challenges before you found Remo?
Zoom – which was unsatisfactory.
What was your main concern before using Remo and what put your fears to rest?
My main concern was that it is too early in its development to support our use case, but after talking to the Remo team, I felt comfortable that we would get the support we need and also serve nearly as co-creators of the use case we seek!
How would you describe Remo?
Remo humanizes remote interaction. It is a gamechanger for people who can’t convene in-person and still need to learn, collaborate, and problem solve.
What results have you had from using Remo?
Our students have really enjoyed using it so far. It makes the remote community feel more human.
Gary Sheng is a social entrepreneur dedicated to harnessing technology, culture, and education to increase the quality of human life. He is currently the co-founder and COO of Civics Unplugged, an NYC-based nonprofit social enterprise whose mission is to empower courageous young leaders to create the future of American democracy. Our vision is to build a world where Americans across generations and geographies are empowered by their differences and united behind a shared commitment to creating a brighter future for their communities and their democracy. Before co-founding Civics Unplugged, Gary was a Software Engineering Tech Lead on Google Cloud, where he helped carry out the top-to-bottom redesign and implementation of Cloud Datastore, and currently leads the front-end team of Google’s Cloud SQL product. His team launched the product’s PostgreSQL offering – which increased Cloud SQL’s total addressable market by ~40%. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Duke University.