• Jelly! FREE open day of coworking

    Locus Workspace

    Jelly (http://www.workatjelly.com/) is a FREE meetup for freelancers, digital nomads, remote workers & other location-independent professionals who normally work from home or cafés, and who miss working alongside other people more often. Every month, Locus Workspace (http://www.locusworkspace.com/) offers its space for free to location-independent professionals to work alongside one another for the day (there are absolutely no strings attached and you don't need to be interested in a membership in a coworking space to attend). Often there are other events during the Jelly that participants are welcome to join: a group lunch at a nearby restaurant, a creative problem solving workshop (Lego Serious Play), or something else. Have a good day of productive work, meet other freelancers, digital nomads, and solo-preneurs in Prague, and get to know the benefits of coworking.

  • Critique-Free Writing Group

    Locus Workspace

    This group is for anyone who writes- for any reason. Have a thesis or article you need to write? Trying to finish a novel or an academic paper? This group is for you. If you've only tried working at home, alone, using nothing but will-power to motivate yourself to get it done, I think you'll be surprised at the power of merely sitting in a room with a bunch of other people, all working away on their own projects, to get you going and help you finish. We meet starting at 9:00, introduce ourselves and say a few words about what we're working on and what we hope to accomplish. At the end of the session you can give us a brief recap of how it went. We'll break at noon and those who wish to can join us for a group lunch (where and what to eat is decided on by members). The afternoon session starts at 2:00 pm. You're welcome to come to either session or both. Please come as close to 9:00 as you can if you come for the morning session. If you come to the afternoon session we are usually back by about a quarter to 2:00.

  • Prague Writers Group

    Locus Workspace

    The Prague Writers Group ( www.praguewritersgroup.com ) meets at Locus Workspace. Many thanks to Will Bennis for hosting us! Feel free to bring things to eat. Everyone's welcome. It's free of charge, and you can come later if you can't make it from the beginning. You're welcome to submit anything you want feedback on (no need to write anything new for this!), including book chapters and short stories in any genre, although recently we've been focusing more on novels and longer works. Word limit for submissions is 5,000 words. Send your submissions by the Thursday before the meeting (at the very latest Friday afternoon). Also, if you don't have time to read through everyone's submissions, still come to the meeting! We know that busy schedules don't always make finding reading time easy. To submit, use the Dropbox folder. If you don't have access to it, send [masked] your e-mail address so I can add you. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! My number in case of any confusion the day of the meeting is[masked] - or on Facebook: Sonya Lano (https://www.facebook.com/sonya.lano) DROPBOX INFO: - add new stuff for the next meeting & stuff from previous meetings with new revisions marked to the " submissions" folder for the meeting date. Put your name at the beginning of the file name (for example: "Sonya Somewhere in the Dark") - When providing written feedback (not required, but welcome), save the file as a separate document in the "Feedback" folder under the folder for the meeting date and then under the person the feedback is for (e.g. "For Sonya"). Then mark your changes/ feedback. - The submissions folder will be deleted a day after the meeting has taken place! Feedback will be deleted about a month after the meeting, so if you need it longer than that, make sure to copy it to your own disk.

  • Critique-Free Writing Group

    Locus Workspace

    This group is for anyone who writes- for any reason. Have a thesis or article you need to write? Trying to finish a novel or an academic paper? This group is for you. If you've only tried working at home, alone, using nothing but will-power to motivate yourself to get it done, I think you'll be surprised at the power of merely sitting in a room with a bunch of other people, all working away on their own projects, to get you going and help you finish. We meet starting at 9:00, introduce ourselves and say a few words about what we're working on and what we hope to accomplish. At the end of the session you can give us a brief recap of how it went. We'll break at noon and those who wish to can join us for a group lunch (where and what to eat is decided on by members). The afternoon session starts at 2:00 pm. You're welcome to come to either session or both. Please come as close to 9:00 as you can if you come for the morning session. If you come to the afternoon session we are usually back by about a quarter to 2:00.

  • Prague Writers Group

    Locus Workspace

    The Prague Writers Group ( www.praguewritersgroup.com ) meets at Locus Workspace. Many thanks to Will Bennis for hosting us! Feel free to bring things to eat. Everyone's welcome. It's free of charge, and you can come later if you can't make it from the beginning. You're welcome to submit anything you want feedback on (no need to write anything new for this!), including book chapters and short stories in any genre, although recently we've been focusing more on novels and longer works. Word limit for submissions is 5,000 words. Send your submissions by the Thursday before the meeting (at the very latest Friday afternoon). Also, if you don't have time to read through everyone's submissions, still come to the meeting! We know that busy schedules don't always make finding reading time easy. To submit, use the Dropbox folder. If you don't have access to it, send [masked] your e-mail address so I can add you. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! My number in case of any confusion the day of the meeting is[masked] - or on Facebook: Sonya Lano (https://www.facebook.com/sonya.lano) DROPBOX INFO: - add new stuff for the next meeting & stuff from previous meetings with new revisions marked to the " submissions" folder for the meeting date. Put your name at the beginning of the file name (for example: "Sonya Somewhere in the Dark") - When providing written feedback (not required, but welcome), save the file as a separate document in the "Feedback" folder under the folder for the meeting date and then under the person the feedback is for (e.g. "For Sonya"). Then mark your changes/ feedback. - The submissions folder will be deleted a day after the meeting has taken place! Feedback will be deleted about a month after the meeting, so if you need it longer than that, make sure to copy it to your own disk.

  • Work Jam! Focused solo work at a group table

    Locus Workspace

    Do you work better when you do it alongside other focused people who expect the same focus from you? Do you have some hard work to push through and want to find a great work environment to get it done? Or are you just tired of working on your own and looking for the positive energy that comes with working alongside others? *Work Jam provides a solution!* Join a group of 3 to 10 people, bring a laptop and some work to do, declare your goals to the group, and start working! We'll use the *pomodoro* technique, a work method with 5 minute breaks after each 25 minute work session. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique CAN'T MAKE THE LIVE EVENT? Every time a live physical Work Jam happens in one of 90+ StartupBlink Meetup groups around the world, StartubBlink's Telegram Work Jam channel will also be active, so you can also participate and feed your goals for each session there, even if you live in Timbuktu: https://t.me/workjams If you don't see a comment, you are the first person, so please post one. *Please do NOT click "Attend" for this Meetup event if you'll only join the virtual event. Only click "Attend" if you'll work from Locus Workspace* since space is limited to 10 at the venue. WHY WORK JAMS? Working together has been shown to boost productivity for certain kinds of work. - It helps create accountability when you declare your goals to others, particularly when you're working alongside one another. - The shared group pomodoro creates a kind of positive social contagion: working alongside other focused people promotes your own focus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_contagion#Social_facilitation). The *pomodoro* technique in particular has shown positive results in helping people work more efficiently--and enjoyably!--on projects that require long, focused attention, and doing it as a group reinforces the timer. HOW WE'LL WORK *We'll use the following shared pomodoro timer for both the live and virtual Work Jam*: https://www.marinaratimer.com/locus 08:30 - 8:50: Coffee and set up. Please do not ring Locus's buzzer before 8:30 am, but give yourself enough time after that to get a coffee (it's free), get setup to work, and say hello to anyone else in the room. At 8:50 we'll go around the table, introduce ourselves, and (optionally) state our goals for the 3.5 hours of focused work. At 9:00 sharp, we'll begin our first 25-minute work session before taking a 5-minute break. We'll repeat that process at the top and the bottom of every hour until 12:25. At 12:30, (optionally) join Work Jam participants and coworking space members at lunch at a neighborhood restaurant (unless you're participating virtually, of course). Please show everyone respect by only talking/chatting during the breaks and by sticking to your goal project during the work sessions. OTHER IMPORTANT EVENT INFO *What if you're late?* - It's fine to join one of the later sessions. - If you arrive at Locus after 8:59, and are not a member of the coworking space, WAIT to ring the doorbell until one of the five minute breaks before the top and bottom of every hour. - If you're already in Locus or you're participating virtually, you can join the Work Jam any time, but don't chat until the break. At the break, please introduce yourself and state your goals for the work session. *Please register and un-register*: Since the live group is limited to maximum 10 participants, it's important we know who will be at the event venue. Please select, "Going", if you're joining live (but not if you're joining virtually) AND cancel your registration to make room for others if it turns out you can't attend! WORK JAMS ARE CURRENTLY FREE This event is co-organized with: - StartupBlink (http://startupblink.com) - the *Startup Prague* Meetup Group - the *Locus: Work Better in Prague* Meetup Group - Locus Workspace (http://locusws.com) - the *Freelancers & Digital Nomads in Prague* Meetup Group

  • Critique-Free Writing Group

    Locus Workspace

    This group is for anyone who writes- for any reason. Have a thesis or article you need to write? Trying to finish a novel or an academic paper? This group is for you. If you've only tried working at home, alone, using nothing but will-power to motivate yourself to get it done, I think you'll be surprised at the power of merely sitting in a room with a bunch of other people, all working away on their own projects, to get you going and help you finish. We meet starting at 9:00, introduce ourselves and say a few words about what we're working on and what we hope to accomplish. At the end of the session you can give us a brief recap of how it went. We'll break at noon and those who wish to can join us for a group lunch (where and what to eat is decided on by members). The afternoon session starts at 2:00 pm. You're welcome to come to either session or both. Please come as close to 9:00 as you can if you come for the morning session. If you come to the afternoon session we are usually back by about a quarter to 2:00.

  • Prague Writers Group

    Locus Workspace

    The Prague Writers Group ( www.praguewritersgroup.com ) meets at Locus Workspace. Many thanks to Will Bennis for hosting us! Feel free to bring things to eat. Everyone's welcome. It's free of charge, and you can come later if you can't make it from the beginning. You're welcome to submit anything you want feedback on (no need to write anything new for this!), including book chapters and short stories in any genre, although recently we've been focusing more on novels and longer works. Word limit for submissions is 5,000 words. Send your submissions by the Thursday before the meeting (at the very latest Friday afternoon). Also, if you don't have time to read through everyone's submissions, still come to the meeting! We know that busy schedules don't always make finding reading time easy. To submit, use the Dropbox folder. If you don't have access to it, send [masked] your e-mail address so I can add you. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! My number in case of any confusion the day of the meeting is[masked] - or on Facebook: Sonya Lano (https://www.facebook.com/sonya.lano) DROPBOX INFO: - add new stuff for the next meeting & stuff from previous meetings with new revisions marked to the " submissions" folder for the meeting date. Put your name at the beginning of the file name (for example: "Sonya Somewhere in the Dark") - When providing written feedback (not required, but welcome), save the file as a separate document in the "Feedback" folder under the folder for the meeting date and then under the person the feedback is for (e.g. "For Sonya"). Then mark your changes/ feedback. - The submissions folder will be deleted a day after the meeting has taken place! Feedback will be deleted about a month after the meeting, so if you need it longer than that, make sure to copy it to your own disk.

  • Critique-Free Writing Group

    Locus Workspace

    This group is for anyone who writes- for any reason. Have a thesis or article you need to write? Trying to finish a novel or an academic paper? This group is for you. If you've only tried working at home, alone, using nothing but will-power to motivate yourself to get it done, I think you'll be surprised at the power of merely sitting in a room with a bunch of other people, all working away on their own projects, to get you going and help you finish. We meet starting at 9:00, introduce ourselves and say a few words about what we're working on and what we hope to accomplish. At the end of the session you can give us a brief recap of how it went. We'll break at noon and those who wish to can join us for a group lunch (where and what to eat is decided on by members). The afternoon session starts at 2:00 pm. You're welcome to come to either session or both. Please come as close to 9:00 as you can if you come for the morning session. If you come to the afternoon session we are usually back by about a quarter to 2:00.

  • Prague Writers Group

    Locus Workspace

    The Prague Writers Group ( www.praguewritersgroup.com ) meets at Locus Workspace. Many thanks to Will Bennis for hosting us! Feel free to bring things to eat. Everyone's welcome. It's free of charge, and you can come later if you can't make it from the beginning. You're welcome to submit anything you want feedback on (no need to write anything new for this!), including book chapters and short stories in any genre, although recently we've been focusing more on novels and longer works. Word limit for submissions is 5,000 words. Send your submissions by the Thursday before the meeting (at the very latest Friday afternoon). Also, if you don't have time to read through everyone's submissions, still come to the meeting! We know that busy schedules don't always make finding reading time easy. To submit, use the Dropbox folder. If you don't have access to it, send [masked] your e-mail address so I can add you. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! My number in case of any confusion the day of the meeting is[masked] - or on Facebook: Sonya Lano (https://www.facebook.com/sonya.lano) DROPBOX INFO: - add new stuff for the next meeting & stuff from previous meetings with new revisions marked to the " submissions" folder for the meeting date. Put your name at the beginning of the file name (for example: "Sonya Somewhere in the Dark") - When providing written feedback (not required, but welcome), save the file as a separate document in the "Feedback" folder under the folder for the meeting date and then under the person the feedback is for (e.g. "For Sonya"). Then mark your changes/ feedback. - The submissions folder will be deleted a day after the meeting has taken place! Feedback will be deleted about a month after the meeting, so if you need it longer than that, make sure to copy it to your own disk.