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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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there’s no such thing as a collaborative space

coworking
1 minute read

Every time I read an article about a new “collaborative space” that’s opened, I hear the voice of Derek Neighbors repeating the following:

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Lets cheers to the next 10 years

coworking
6 minute read

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what’s next at Indy Hall? let’s find out.

coworking
12 minute read

For the last 15 months, I’ve been sharing various parts of the most crucial communications that I’ve sent to the Indy Hall community as we organized around and prepared for the biggest move of our 10 year history.  Below is the latest, which I sent today, 1 month into our ne...

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What JFDI really means

elsewhere
1 minute read

Spotted this perfect quote from Indy Hall alumnus and longtime badass, Kelani Nichole.

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Nearing the end of construction…

business
2 minute read

If you’ve ever been a part of a construction or renovation project, you know that there’s an “arc” of how things appear to be going.

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Go on a video tour of Indy Hall’s new home at 399 Market

coworking
1 minute read

Enjoy sneak preview in advance of Town Hall this Thursday! Hope to see you there!

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Proximity & behavior in coworking spaces

business
1 minute read

As a rule I try not to link to FastCo and instead to the original research that they synthesize.

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The OFFICIAL Indy Hall #newhome calendar!

business
3 minute read

Even though we’ve been working on this move for over a year, and even though construction has been going on for a couple of months, it didn’t really feel real until we put together this calendar to help us keep track of the next few weeks.

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Standard Operating Procedures for Coworking

community
2 minute read

I don’t have a problem with rules, I have a problem with creating an environment that creates rule-following machines.

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Indy Hall finally has an OFFICIAL move-in date

business
3 minute read

FridayAugust19th

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6 weeks until go-time. Time for a town hall!

community
1 minute read

The biggest question of the summer around Indy Hall is…when exactly are we moving? To be perfectly honest, it’s been tough on me and the team to keep giving vague answers like “in August…”

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the keys to making a coworking space feel like home

business
5 minute read

There’s this amazing video from Indy Hall’s 5 year anniversary party. People are reveling and reflecting. Some of them may have had a few drinks before the camera turned on. But I love it because it’s so honest, and a beautiful snapshot of what a coworking community can mean ...

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“I’ve been going to this coworking space but…” 😫

business
10 minute read

My buddy Sean Fioritto has been craving a community of likeminded people in Chicago for a while, and he’s been struggling to find it.

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What it’s like to have an internet provider that actually cares

business
3 minute read

Philadelphia is home to one of the largest internet providers in the country. So it’s not without irony – or controversy – that we don’t get any hometown love from our hometown provider.

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Tough Love & Oxygen Mask Coworking

business
5 minute read

Let me save you from a hard-earned lesson in being helpful

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