The Hive Cooperative – an idea for Denver Coworking

Andrew Luter, a Denver based technology misfit, has laid out an all inclusive coworking ideal – the hive – not just a modern internet-cafe, not just a share office space, but a professional working environment embody in a sweet narrative and well laid out wiki. Should you be in Denver or if you are looking to start a coworking space, Andrew’s has a good pulse on creating the contextual elements.

This article is cross-posted on noneck.org, and mad-props to s.s. trudeau for the link.

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Hat Factory open house party

San Francisco coworking space The Hat Factory is having an open house party next Wednesday, February the 28th:

Coworking is having an open house, and you’re invited!

Been wondering what all the buzz about coworking is about?

Tired of fighting for desk space at coffee shops like Ritual House Coffee Roasters?

Are you self-employed and miss community and structure in your work life?

If so, then it’s time to start the New Year right and give coworking a try!

What is Coworking? Coworking is a non-profit, cafe-like community and collaboration space for developers, writers and independents. Grassroots coworking spaces are popping up all over the world, from New York City, to Paris, to our very own San Francisco.

On February 28, Wednesday, the Hat Factory Coworking space in San Francisco is throwing its doors open to welcome interested folks who want to give us a try, for free. Come and work with us during the day, from 11 AM to 5:00 PM.
Bring your laptop and that manuscript, screenplay, or killer app you’ve been working on and leave the crowded, loud coffee shops behind.

We’ll also be cooking a big meal starting around 5pm with free dinner served after 6pm. Come and eat with us! We’ll have a projector set up so everyone can show off their work.

coworking finds an compatriot in nyc

WOW! it looks like a fellow new yorker & buckeye is coming to the right track… today, Nate Westheimer posted cafeBricolage — The NYC Solution is a Hot-plate… i’m so excited to see others thinking along the same lines… the following is my comment, and cross posted at noneck.org

nate, this is great… i’m glad to see that you are coming to the same conclusion many of us have been working on for many months… we already have a small space in brooklyn, and several spaces through out the world. SF and Vancouver have the most vibrant spaces, and the paris space is going to be awesome!

through here in nyc, my self and a few others have been working hard – coworking, barcamp/drupalcamps/rootscamp, and blogging liberally – to extend the notion of a progressive new york city…

it’s great to see, fellow nextNY are finally coming to the right track. i guess it’s time to finally let the cat out of the bag and tell you for the past few months, i’ve been working with the tank, a creative arts space in tribeca, and we have the framework for the location AND A PHYSICAL LOCATION!!!

roughly, we need 5 people who are willing to shepherd the opening and closing of the tank, and VOLA! you have a access to programming and happy hours at the tank. more details to be ironed out in person…

i won’t argue about names or wether or not this is a brand spanking new idea. these are great thoughts that i’m finally happy to see them receive greater acceptance. you have no clue how hard it’s been to talk to fellow nextNY’ers and meetup attendants about coworking/cafeBrickologe…

i’m currently in geneva for LIFT and will be back on sunday. the tank and i are planning on having a happy hour to discuss this space and many other ideas in the next two weeks.

come join the ongoing discussion on our global email list.

Toronto Coworking Preview

The Indoor Playground is having an open house.

The Indoor Playground, 364 Richmond Street West, Suite 503, Toronto, ON

On Friday, January 12th the Indoor Playground – A Centre for Innovation in Toronto is throwing its doors open to welcome interested folks to come an check out the space. A preview to see the space before it is finished. To provide the organizers feedback, suggestions, and to give the community an opportunity to help shape the space, furnishings, etc. You’ll be joining a zoo of interesting people: programmers, designers, marketers, filmmakers, podcasters, entrepreneurs, freelancers, project managers, artists, consultants, and you.

The Details

Friday, January 12, 2007 5:30pm EST
Indoor Playground
364 Richmond St West, Suite 503
Toronto, Ontario
(Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps)

Check out:
The Indoor Playground community: http://indoorplayground.com/
The CreationStep announcement: http://creationstep.com/index.php/2007/01/03/indoor-playground-centre-for-innovation/
Mark Dowd’s blog about the space: http://markdowds.typepad.com/weblog/2007/01/indoor_playgrou.html
David Crow’s invitation: http://davidcrow.ca/article/1384/indoor-playground-details-open-house

Let us know if you’re planning on attending http://upcoming.org/event/137316

Coworking Open House

We’re having an open house, and you’re invited!

Been wondering what all the buzz about coworking is about?

Tired of fighting for desk space at coffee shops like Ritual House Coffee Roasters?

Are you self-employed and miss community and structure in your work life?

If so, then it’s time to start the New Year right and give coworking a try!

What is Coworking? Coworking is cafe-like community and collaboration space for developers, writers and independents. Grassroots coworking spaces are popping up all over the world, from New York City, to Paris, to our very own San Francisco.

On January 3rd, Wednesday, the Hat Factory Coworking space in San Francisco is throwing its doors open to welcome interested folks who want to give us a try, for free. Come and work with us during the day, from 11 AM to 5:00 PM. Bring your laptop and that manuscript, screenplay, or killer app you’ve been working on and leave the crowded, loud coffee shops behind.

You’ll be joining a zoo of interesting people: videobloggers, writers, artists, programmers, marketers, filmmakers, podcasters, entrepreneurs, freelancers, project managers, photoeditors, consultants, and you.

When you join the Hat Factory Coworking space you get:
* community
* a low monthly rate
* kitchen
* free wifi
* printers
* coffee
* beer-o-clock
* quiet spaces to work in
* networking and expertise
* interesting people

If you have questions feel free to email us at try-me@hatfactory.net

The details:
When: Jan 3rd, 2007, Wednesday, 11AM – 5PM
Where: Hat Factory, 801 Minnesota St., #8, San Francisco Map
Cost: Free

Want more info?

Check out the Hat Factory web site: http://hatfactory.net/
See the Coworking Wiki: http://coworking.pbwiki.com
See the Coworking Blog: http://blog.coworking.info/
See the event post on Upcomming: http://upcoming.org/event/135259

the new coworking domain – coworking.info

as a holiday gift to the coworking community, we now have a new top level domain!

COWORKING.INFO

Blog – Coworking Blog – http://blog.coworking.info
Wiki – Coworking Wiki – http://wiki.coworking.info

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be investigating hosted email solutions and subdomains. If you are intersted in a specialized sub-domain (i.e. http://nyc.coworking.info that points to http://wiki.coworking.info/CoworkingNewYorkCity) Please contact NoNeckNoel

NYC Holiday Party & Creative Commons Birthday Bash

come one, come all – it’s nyc’s coworking holiday happy hour & creative commons birthday party!

as our first holiday season rolls around, we’re on the verge of introducing TWO FULL TIME coworking locations! one of the locations, the Tank, can’t wait to get us through their doors for social libations. Collocated in Tribeca with Collective Unconscious, The Tank is a space for performing and visual arts. Their focus – emerging performers, designers, writers, directors, producers – AND soon YOU!!!

this friday, 15 December 2007, join us at 279 Church Street, Manhattan. starting at 5 pm and ending at 7 pm, the Tank will have every reason for you to close your browser window and jump into Tribeca.

at 7 pm, we’ll head north to visit eyebeam and our creative commons friends. can you believe that it’s only been four years since creative commons inception? in true organic style, this is a global event – eyebeam (540 West 21st St, NYC) is just one of the venues!

ps – if your city isn’t listed and you want to host a party, just edit the creative commons wiki!

SEE YA FRIDAY!!

Coworking in Seattle

I’ve been following the growth of coworking for a little while now. Watching as more and more cities pop up on the list and the wiki, I’ve decided to throw my hat into the ring. My firm, CivicActions is a totally virtual company with no offices anywhere. I have been working from Seattle, mostly, over the last few months, and have decided I need to get out of the house. Unfortunately I am addicted to a second monitor and averse to the sound of coffee grinders and loud cell phone talkers making the cafe circuit and impractical solution for me.

Today I started looking for suitable spaces to start a coworking space. I have found two with promise, so far. I need coworkers though! I figure that $100 a month is about what coworking is worth to me, maybe a little more, maybe a little less. I’ve got a few potential office spaces in this one location in Fremont that would work if there were 5 to 10 people willing to pay in monthly for a space.

Some details on the space: 450 sqr ft in an office building, it’s divided into 3 rooms, 2 that are like “private” offices (with windows to the outside and frosted windows to the inside) and then one large room that is interior only. Rent: about $600 a month on a month to month lease, all utils except internet are included. I’d estimate $60 for internet monthly from speakeasy.net. We’d probably need to paint and get some furniture, so there might be an “initiation” fee to raise that capital. I know I am getting ahead of myself, but this is how serious I am about getting this going.

All I need are some people! So if you know of anyone in the Seattle area who might be interested in a full time, or part time coworking arrangement, send them my way! Fremont is in northern Seattle. This place is on 40th street and Aurora (hwy 99), a 10 minute walk from lots of shops, a few minutes walk from some buses and Fremont Ave.

See the wiki for these same details and to add your ideas and thoughts.