Jellyweek - bringing in the new yearWhen I was a kid with a new bag full of brightly colored jellybeans, each gushing with its own delectable flavor, I would taste each separately, and then proceed to dump a handful in mouth to see what intermingling of flavors would form in my mouth. So the metaphor can be transferred to the idea of a 'Jelly', whose conceptual origin comes from a friendly group of independent workers getting together in a living room in Brooklyn who called the gathering a jelly, after the bowl of jellybeans in the middle of the working table.
Notes from #CoworkingEU open campThe second day of the Coworking Europe conference was a series of self-organized interactive barcamp-style sessions. More than 200 people participated in a rolling program of fascinating discussions about the future of coworking. Deskmag and Deskwanted facilitated the afternoon and took notes from the sessions. Here is a series of our observations from the day. One of our favourite moments was Alex Hillman explaining why coworking sometimes seems like a cult.
#CoworkingEU: first day reportIn Spain, coworkers are reshaping their working lives and society at the same time. In China, coworking communities of over 6000 people have emerged. In Germany, big companies are turning to coworking to re-energize their staff. In the US, shared workspaces of over 500 people are appearing. The first day of the 2nd Coworking Europe Conference heard a comprehensive summary of developments not just from across the continent, but from around the world. The event is developing as the most important focus point for the global coworking community. Here's Deskmag's notepad report from the first day.
The Coworking Europe starts in 3 weeksDo coworkers choose their working situation, or are they forced to become freelancers through unemployment and outsourcing? Two key perspectives will be presented at the upcoming Coworking Europe Conference in November 2011. Today, we provide you with a more detailed view at the conference's three day program.
Coworking Events in SeptemberSeptember is full of events for coworking spaces, coworkers and people who want to get involved with coworking. One of those is the German Coworking Week, hosted by more than twenty coworking spaces. Britain is fast becoming the land of Jellies, with more than sixty of them held next month. Another good way for coworkers and coworking spaces to promote their ideas is via the Social Media Week.
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