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My 1am Conference Organizer Playbook

community
2 minute read

It was 1am after the closing party for the business conference I co-organize with my partner Amy Hoy. I stopped at the corner bar near my house to grab a night cap and collect my thoughts about the event, and why it had gone so smashingly well.

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I'm Watching: 3rd Wave Coworking

coworking
8 minute read

For the third year in a row, I’m learning a lot about the global state of coworking from patterns I first notice in Asia. And for the first time in a while, the outlook is good. 🎯

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My Indy Hall 10+3 TY Speech 🙏

elsewhere
10 minute read

Edited slightly for clarity, because let’s be honest, it was a great party.

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Honey, I Shrunk My Coworkers

elsewhere
7 minute read

Last night I threw a big party to celebrate the Indy Hall community’s 13th birthday. The night was incredible in every way, including a very fun reveal of a creative side project with some special meaning.

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I don't follow coworking industry news

coworking
11 minute read

During the early days of coworking, I set up a “Google Alert” to notify me about blog posts and articles that mentioned the word coworking. But times have changed, and I wanna talk about why.

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How my commute changed my relationship with my community

community
7 minute read

Back in the spring I started riding a motorcycle to work. It was a dramatic improvement to my quality of life, but not without unintended (and surprising) side effects!

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6 reasons polished concrete is the worst kind of office flooring

coworking
9 minute read

When you imagine a coworking space - or any modern office space - there are a few visual and aesthetic trends that typically come to mind.

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ABC News Interview: Unpacking Coworking Trends for 2019

coworking
11 minute read

Are 30% of jobs really going to be done from coworking spaces? How do corporate employees fit into the coworking scene? What kinds of people get the most out of coworking?

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New Site Design! Find the coworking ideas you need to succeed.

elsewhere
5 minute read

Longtime readers might notice this site looks a bit different today!

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Community or commodity?

coworking
2 minute read

A while back I got an email from someone working on starting a new coworking community in her rural town.

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Guest Post: 3 incredibly counterintuitive lessons that every coworking operator needs to learn

community
18 minute read

Howdy readers! Alex here, with a very rare guest post on my site. This story is packed with valuable lessons (and a smart, fun, honest approach) that I wanted to make sure as many people saw as possible. So please read, share, and leave a comment!  

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Think you need investors for your coworking space? Here are four alternative ways to get funded.

business
12 minute read

I’ve been where you are.

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How to hire the best people to run your coworking space

business
2 minute read

Hiring sucks. Finding great people for your team is tough in any industry, but staffing your coworking space is extra tricky.

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My Crash Course in Lighting Design for Coworking Spaces

coworking
11 minute read

For 9 years, we built the iconic and vibrant Indy Hall community and workspace on top of spaces that had been built for someone else. Those spaces had a lot of charm, but especially in our previous space, we spent a lot of time working to make the space work for us.

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Scaling community, avoiding burnout, & leading from within

business
1 minute read

This video is from a sit down conversation with my buddy Ryan Chatterton during a visit to Malaysia for my favorite coworking conference, CUAsia .

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Indy Hall is hiring for a very special role

elsewhere
3 minute read

UPDATE: Applications are currently closed.

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

community
1 minute read

One of my FAVORITE talks I’ve ever given, in spite of it being so early in the morning, was at Creative Mornings Philadelphia.

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“What is a community, really? How do you know that you have it?”

community
4 minute read

I’ll start by saying what community is not. 

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How to get people more involved in your community without forcing it

community
8 minute read

This question shows up more and more in my channels, especially from community staff that have been hired and are essentially inheriting a challenge of turning a room full of still relatively disconnected people into a dynamic, interactive community.

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Indy Hall <3 Philly Dev Night Community

elsewhere
9 minute read

Roberto Torres from Technically just shared a really great article about something that I’m really excited about: the Philly Dev Night community finding a home with Indy Hall.

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