Jelly: the gateway drug to coworking


Amit‘s effort to open up House 2.0 for a type of new work (which he calls “Jelly” and smacks of SuperHappyDevHouse meeting Coworking) is heating up…

He writes:

We had another Jelly today and we’ve really started to hit a good stride with it. Today’s crew included me, Luke, JCN, Joshua, and Jackie. We got work done, had lunch outside at Bryant Park a block away, and had some great conversations.

If you’ve been thinking about it but just haven’t stopped by, it’s time. Email me to get on the list. The next one will be even better.

p.s. If you’re new to Jelly, this background may help. Basically, it’s a day when we open our doors to anyone who wants to come and work at our home. We provide internet, power, comfy couches, and tables. You bring a laptop and something to work on (tech-related or not). Enjoyable conversations take place, and work gets done. Great for freelancers, and refreshing for those who work in an office; it’s good all around.

p.p.s. Logo by Brian Massey, via Sketch-It, via Photojojo

I’ve been meaning to post an update on Coworking San Francisco (aka Teh Space) for some time and this provides yet another example of independents finding ways of supporting each other’s work.

This makes me wonder… perhaps in the interim before we find our permanent space in the city (we’ve already got a bunch of candidates and are following up with a number of them), maybe we could shack up with each other, one day at a time, wherever we’re used to working. At least in that sense we’ll be “coworking” and finding more time to congregate to plan teh actual space.

Hmm? How’s that sound? Roundrobin coworking?

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

4 thoughts on “Jelly: the gateway drug to coworking”

  1. Do it! SF needs Jelly! In our experience here, it’s proved useful to freelancers and full-timers alike. (As long as they work for someone cool enough to let them telecommute.)


  2. There are several Bay Area BigCo’s that encourage a 1-day a week work from “home”. Might mesh nicely with a Jelly like project.

  3. There’s another artist here in the Twin Cities that loves the idea of Jelly. Since we are both stay at home parents, we’ve added a child care component to Jelly. Maybe call that PB&J. Or not.

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