Are you an entrepreneur, freelancer or remote worker? You don't have to work alone. Join us at another Free Coworking Friday at Droplabs (http://droplabs.net/), a collaborative coworking space, classroom and hackerspace in Downtown Los Angeles.
We're happy to host members of our local web and tech community as wellas anyone who's just passing through for some coworking, networking and collaboration.
Droplabs offers the following FREE services to help rock your workday:
• Free parking on Clover St. and N. Main St. and in our large parking lot
• Free, metered WiFi
• Desks, chairs and Ergotron mobile workstations in our open coworking room (on a first-come, first-served basis)
• Hundreds of square feet of whiteboard space
• Use of our private conference room (unless previously reserved)
• Access to our shared lounge area (unless previously reserved)
• Heat / air conditioning
Droplabs is supported by donations, sponsorship of our events, venue rental and paid upgrades (http://droplabs.net/about/prices#upgrades), including high-speed, unmetered WiFi, access to a full kitchen (with stove, oven, fridges, sinks, etc.), equipment rental, locker space for your belongings and unlimited coffee, tea, filtered water, sodas and espresso.
Droplabs After Dark
After the day is over, a group of us may go to a nearby restaurant or pub. In the past we've had beers and a bonfire and were serenaded by Skrillex (https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Skrillex), who was rehearsing next door for the Mothership tour.
We've also gone to a variety of other locations, including Barbara's at The Brewery (at 620 Moulton Ave., just a 5 minute walk away) and Carnitas Michoacan (on 1901 N. Broadway, just a 5 minute drive away).
Drupal Coworking Friday
This free coworking day coincides with "Drupal Coworking Friday", a worldwide event spurred in part by the DrupalEasy Podcast #65 (http://drupaleasy.com/podcast/2011/10/drupaleasy-podcast-65-mud-giant-robots), which featured Droplabs.
See http://groups.drupal.org/node/195983 for the Drupal Coworking Fridays FAQ and the Coworking group at http://groups.drupal.org/coworking for general information about coworking.
You don't need to use or know about Drupal to come to our free coworking days.
Location and Directions
651 Clover St.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Droplabs is in the Mission Junction neighborhood of Los Angeles at Big Art Labs (http://www.bigartlabs.com/), just 1 mile down Main St. from Philippes and Union Station. We're one block west of The Brewery (https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/The_brewery_art_colony), the largest live-and-work artists' colony in the world.
Free parking in our large parking lot is first-come, first-served. After parking in the lot, follow the yellow signs that point to Droplabs. (If our lot is full, you can park for free on Clover St.)
Droplabs is a brief walk from the Main St. / Lamar St. (http://maps.google.com/maps/place?ftid=0x80c2c66414593f27:0x60b5a3405ed20d76&q=type:transit_station:%22Main+/+Lamar%22&hl=en&ved=0CBMQgQVIAA&sa=X&ei=1TcVT7zDEoewoQSt8NnIAg) stop on the the Metro Local 76 bus line. This is also the Lincoln Heights / Chinatown DASH stop.
To carpool or catch the Droplabs shuttle from Union Station, post below in the comments.
What to Bring
Just bring your laptop, your business cards or whatever else you need. You're also welcome to bring some light food, sodas or beers to share with others at the event.
Please note that our guest wireless network is limited to 1Mb per client, so bring your MiFi router or a phone you can tether with if for some reason you need a lot of bandwidth. Access to our high-speed network is included with a Droplabs membership.
http://groups.drupal.org/files/dl_scale_logo2.png (http://droplabs.net/)Droplabs (http://droplabs.net/) is a collaborative coworking space, classroom and hackerspace in Downtown Los Angeles.
We're quickly gaining a reputation for being the only coworking space around with a with a low-cost business model (http://droplabs.net/about/services-and-prices): come work here and use our tables, chairs, WiFi and conference room with a low membership fee and only pay more for the extras, such as 24/7 access, equipment rental and a locker for your belongings.
Created in March, 2011, by Los Angeles-area entrepreneurs and contributors to numerous tech and open source communities (Linux, Drupal, etc.), we are focused on serving web and tech communities in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Our founders represent several local area businesses that have deep roots in the tech and open source communities.
We are also an event venue and meeting space and host public and private events, including business meetings, free coworking days, user group meetups, job fairs and launch parties. As a center for training and education in Los Angeles, we host workshops and corporate trainings on a variety of topics.
To learn more about Droplabs, visit Droplabs.net (http://droplabs.net/), follow @Droplabs (https://twitter.com/Droplabs) on Twitter, sign up at Meetup.com/Droplabs (http://meetup.com/Droplabs) or like DroplabsLA (https://www.facebook.com/DroplabsLA) on Facebook!