How did the pandemic change work schedules? Here’s what Github data tells us


A woman works from home, in Vertou, outside Nantes, France. On average, US activity was up 16% in April and 23% in May 2020, compared to expected activity based on historical data. Assuming a baseline of 40 hours per week, that translates to an additional six hours and nine hours per week in April and May, respectively. — AFP

How the pandemic change work schedules? We can look to Github data for one answer.

At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Wenqi Shao, a San Francisco data scientist, shifted her working hours in response to her suddenly flexible work-from-home schedule. Shao, who was then working for the shipping technology company Flexport, opted to work later in the evenings, freeing up time in the middle of the day to exercise or run errands.

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