One of the commitments of the CHI initiative is to foster a collaborative working environment, where members of the cohort actively rely on the collective knowledge and expertise of the group to solve technical problems in the creation of impactful digital spaces for diverse cultural heritages. It has been a challenge, however, to communicate openly and freely given the mandatory sequestration required due to COVID-19. Where communication can be immediate and problems attended to in real time when working face-to-face, the mostly asynchronous nature of digital communication we are currently relying on because of social distancing has significantly altered the ease with which collective problem solving can be done. There is a sense of working together, alone. This observation has given me pause to think about how my own project might be interacted with by remote individuals as I start to consider the range of its functionality and its content. I think that an attention to engendering a sense of inclusivity while being alone is something that is important for digital engagement and to digital heritage projects.