Â OK guys, itâ€™s Jelly time. No itâ€™s not that jiggly stuff you put on your toast. Â Here’s how the experts explain it:
“Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.”
So I know what youâ€™re thinkingâ€¦Â isn’tÂ this basically coworking? Kinda, yeahâ€¦but the best part is that you can try out our space for free and come back if you like us! Jelly is not networking, let us repeat, Jelly is not networking. Some people will come for a little socializing, while others will come with their headphones on. Â Whatever your reason, we want you to come and be a part of this fun and productive environment.
Jelly in Gwinnett is held at The Work Spot and we had our first Jelly meet-up November 8th. It was a good first time turnout and we would love to see you there at the next one. Oh… did we mention itâ€™s FREE?
Jelly in Gwinnett is held every second Thursday of every month with two sessions; first in the morning, 9:00 am-1:00 pm and again in the afternoon, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm.
Check out our Jelly in Gwinnett Wiki Page
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After attending the 2012 GlobalÂ Coworking UnconferenceÂ Conference, I left with an overwhelming desire to unite our own Atlanta coworking community. Generally in coworking, we talk so much about collaboration and communication within our spaces, but rarely do we discuss what is happening outside of them. While in Austin, I learned that many of the Seattle coworking owners formed a group called the Seattle Collaborative Space Alliance and had been casually meeting to discuss issues and celebrate successes. These get-togethers were used to bring about best practices in the Seattle coworking community. I sat in my chair listening to them, having the urge to jump and scream, â€śI want that!â€ť I wanted someone to talk to who knew exactly what I was going through.
Upon my return back to Atlanta, the first item on my to-do list was to send an email to everyone considered within the Atlanta coworking community that I knew. We had our 1st meeting at 151 Locust. For most people in the room, it was the first time meeting one another. Ignition Alley, Hub, 200 Peachtree, Bean Work Play CafĂ©, and The Fusebox were all in attendance (Strongbox West and the Venture Spot had previous commitments, but it wouldnâ€™t be right not to mention them~).
That first meeting was unstructured, casual, and with no agenda. It took us only a few minutes to realize that we were not there as competition, but as associates to help each other out. Expectations and boundaries were hashed out; friendships were formed.
The main objective on all of our minds was to raise the awareness of coworking in Atlanta, in turn, hoping to build sustainment within in our spaces. I look forward to what will come.
You can follow the Atlanta Coworking Alliance on Twitter (@ATLcoworking)
Also! Checkout the 2013 Global Coworking Unconference Conference; I’m going to be there, are you?