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Independents Hall starts materializing

29 Mar 2007
by Alex Hillman

Monday’s meetup at Independents Brew Pub was a success, with about 20 people turning out and spending the evening talking about indie work in Philadelphia, and listening to some of our ideas for getting IH off the ground.

Huge thanks to everyone that came out and participated. We’ll be having another one very soon. Johnny took some pictures for me, just to prove that the whole thing actually even happened.

Speaking of Johnny (John Bilotta Jr., for those of you who haven’t shaken his hand yet), he cranked out a bitchin’ design for the new IH homepage. And, after a day of banging on them…I rolled it out this morning. This is a live site in every aspect of being living. There are bugs. There is less than clean code.

But, like the living-content that’s being contributed by the rest of the interent (knowingly or not), this will all smooth out in a little bit of time…I need to get back on some client work, I just wanted to get this thing UP THERE for you guys to look at! Bug-reports welcome, just don’t get pushy…cuz I’m working on it :-).

The concept for the home page was based on one I did for Inspiration Festival back in the fall with The Citizens, so it was a fitting concept for generating some buzz and excitement around Independents Hall.

As I mentioned before, I’ve looked at one space and have a couple more on my radar. There are some other exciting announcements regarding progress coming soon, but I don’t want to ruin all of the fun.

It’s pretty amazing to see all of this work starting to materialize and become a little more tangible. Lots more to report, I’m sure, but like I said I need to focus on some client work for the next couple of days.

As always, stay tuned.

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Alex Hillman I am always thinking about the intersection of people, relationships, trust and business. I founded Indy Hall in 2006, making us one of oldest fully independent coworking communities in the world. This site is packed with the lessons and examples I’ve learned along the way. You can find me on Twitter, too! 🐦 Say hi.