Updated: March 14, 2014
This is a small, private group for the organizers and their friends, who normally work independently from home or studio, and want an occasional break from working solo to meet others, and work with them side-by-side. For safety, one can join by invitation only from a member or friend of member.
Join us for coworking with creatives and artists in the East Bay at cafes, live/work spaces, studios, and other suitable spaces. Occasionally we'll have lunch out. While working solo has its benefits, working in a community is valuable for social health, mutual support, and inspiration!
Meet times: Typically during the hours of 9 AM to 5 PM, weekdays.
What does coworking look like?
Examples (photos) of coworkspaces.
"Beyond just creating better places to work, coworking spaces are built around the idea of community-building and sustainability."-- Coworking wiki
Guidelines and etiquette
$1 upon joining, plus $1/year due the first of January. Please contribute the $1 cash joining fee to the organizer after your first meet -- if you like it and you decide to stay on. These nominal fees help cover the payment for the group's Meetup site (link). Contributions are non-refundable.
Submit a clear headshot of yourself, for your profile page prior to joining. For the safety of the group, we must be able to see what you look like. We use these photos to find and identify each other when meeting cowork sites (especially for meeting new people). See organizer photo as an example.
RSVP if you plan to attend. Guests are welcome with an RSVP. If you need to cancel, please change your RSVP online. Like other groups, we have a "three strikes" policy.
Organizers have the right to immediately remove any member from the group for any reason, including, but not limited to the following. The member has three no-shows, does not make a contribution after a month, is inactive for over a month, does not meet requirements, and/or violates Meetup's Terms of Service.
What is a Jelly? (European site)
They're working on their own, just side by side (NYT article)
How to join
If you received a personal invitation and meet all the requirements listed above, click on "Join."
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