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Posts about #indyhall (Page 5 of 7)


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Finding Coworking

coworking
4 minute read

DeskMag is doing a series on “The Future of Coworking”. I generally am uninterested in these discussions since they’re so theoretical, compared to the vast amount of exploration of TODAY we could be doing. The closing note by Araceli Camargo from The Cube in London captures th...

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Indy Hall 4 Year Photobooth

community
1 minute read

Just one more moment of brilliance from Indy hall members:

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Technically Philly Q&A

coworking
2 minute read

If I had to pick the lead-in to be used on every piece of press I get from today until the day I die, it’d be the lead-in that Chris Wink wrote for my Q&A on this past Friday’s edition of Technically Philly.

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4 Years of JFDI

coworking
6 minute read

Bart had just handed me the telephone.

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How to get work in a coworking space

coworking
3 minute read

This is reposted from the Coworking Google Group.

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Coworking Core Values 4 of 5: Community

coworking
4 minute read

This post is part 4 of a 5 part series exploring the 5 core values of coworking: Collaboration, Openness, Community, Accessibility, and Sustainability.

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Coworking Core Values 3 of 5: Openness

coworking
5 minute read

This post is part 3 of a 5 part series exploring the 5 core values of coworking: Collaboration, Openness, Community, Accessibility, and Sustainability.

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Coworking Core Values 2 of 5: Accessibility

coworking
4 minute read

This post is part 2 of a 5 part series exploring the 5 core values of coworking: Collaboration, Openness, Community, Accessibility, and Sustainability.

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Every Day is an Event

coworking
1 minute read

After sharing recent growth stats and some specifics about our basic membership, I was asked:

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Coworking Core Values 1 of 5: Sustainability

coworking
4 minute read

This post is part 1 of a 5 part series exploring the 5 core values of coworking: Collaboration, Openness, Community, Accessibility, and Sustainability.

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A Hall Pass for Bureaucracy – Code for America Philadelphia

business
5 minute read

I haven’t really had a chance to talk much about Code for America since the team was in Philly. I won’t go into what the program is or how it works, because frankly I don’t think I can do a better job than their about page. But I really enjoyed having the CFA fellows in town e...

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Some Frequently Asked Coworking Questions

coworking
7 minute read

I really do enjoy answering coworking questions that find their way into my inbox, and the best questions are the ones that are discreet and to the point. I recently was emailing with Joshua Hill, the director of a new coworking effort in Bozeman, Montana.

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Why do people love Indy Hall? We asked. They told.

coworking
1 minute read

After nearly 4 years of working on making the best place in the world to work, we turned to our members to find out exactly what they thought about the experience. In their own words.

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Funding in Philadelphia – The Empty Can Rattles the Loudest

business
6 minute read

Yesterday I shared my opinion that professional & personal relationships – not jobs – are the key to student retention in Philadelphia.

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What we can do about students leaving Philadelphia after graduation

business
4 minute read

Retention is a big problem everywhere, and here in Philadelphia it’s no exception.

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A Coworking Parable: The Game of Chess

coworking
3 minute read

One day, shortly after we moved into our “new and improved” Indy Hall office in 2009, a bunch of chess pieces showed up on one of our kitchen tables. Interestingly, there was no board – just a bunch of chess pieces, arranged as if there was a board.

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How to Automate your Coworking Space, and Why

business
3 minute read

I’ve noticed an increase in interest in systems like “swipe card entry” for coworking spaces, both from the perspective of security and automated billing. In a recent thread on the coworking google group, I mused:

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Designing Coworking for Collaboration

coworking
3 minute read

Deskmag just published a piece about a Dutch incubator’s research project about physical proximity and collaboration. Among the things that stood out to me, these two sentences had the most tips for what was happening in space design as related to collaboration:

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Should a coworking space run itself?

coworking
6 minute read

This is a liberal lift from the Coworking Google Group, in a discussion about if a coworking space should run itself.

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On Monocultural Coworking

coworking
1 minute read

Single-demographic coworking misses the point – the thickest value of coworking I’ve seen is in creating a work construct where people who wouldn’t likely sit next to each other to work, find that possibility for themselves, and the possibilities derived from that opportunity ...

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