The Concept of Coworking

Posted by Aaron West at 11:33 AM in ColdFusion, Nashville, Coworking

Today I learned the term coworking. According to the coworking Web site the term means:

...a movement to create a community of cafe-like collaboration spaces for developers, writers and independents.

I've been familiar with the idea of friends in local communities sharing workspaces for a number of years. I just hadn't heard it called coworking before today. I don't know the official history of coworking but I suppose it came about due to the growing number of independent workers/freelancers/consultants/contractors. Working on your own is great but is also sucks when you're by yourself all the time. Banding together with other independent workers allows you have an office space of sorts and interact with similar folks. Here's short video of Eddie Codel (Hat Factory) and Sean Savage (PariSoMa) talking about their experience running two coworking spots, followed by a map of some coworking locations in Tennessee.

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This entry was posted by Aaron West on January 17, 2010 at 11:33 AM. It was filed in the following categories: ColdFusion, Nashville, Coworking. It has been viewed 6329 times and has 2 comments.

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  1. Check out Jelly too. I've been involved in a Jelly for over a year now in Atlanta. http://workatjelly.com/ I just ran across this article the other day too http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/worklife/01/07/on.t...

    In Atlanta, a few places have sprung up for co-working, pretty cool. Most are too far for me to commute though! http://www.ignitionalley.com/ is one that is cool. I work here often, http://roamatlanta.com/, its not a co-working joint, but really cool place to work out of.


  2. @Douglas, thanks for posting your comment! I'll check out those links.