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Welcome Future Coworker!

Tired of working out of your living room and escaping to coffee shops that are noisy and have unreliable wireless? Love being independent, but get lonely working solo sometimes? Need a great environment to work out of that isn't too 'office-y', but is professional enough to bring a client in for a meeting?

Well, you may just find that here! :)

Coworking is a network of loosely joined workspaces from around the world. This site consists of people who run spaces, are in the midst of setting up a space, who are looking for space to work out of (you) and are interested in watching and/or supporting the growth of the movement. Coworking has been around for a long time as an idea - spaces were around as far back as the 1800's - but in our very global and networked world, it's become less about the individual space, and more about the growing movement to create Building Blocks for the wide world of independents, who don't believe that working solo means that you have to 'work solo'. Instead of merely concentrating on building a space in your local neighborhood, posting signs and leaflets to get bodies in, we use the power of social networking to collaborate towards a global union of these spaces, supporting one another and finding strength through the collective voice.

And that is what coworking is. 500+ people from around the world, working together on this. There is no central organization, only leagues of interested individuals, making these spaces happen. Space owners in California offering advice to Catalysts in France. Interested individuals from Singapore giving advice and support to Catalysts in Australia.

A community of like-minded individuals. Thank you for adding to it. :)

How Do You Get Involved?

Good question!

  1. Join the Coworking Google Group
  2. Edit this wiki (pw: coworking)
  3. Blog about it, using the tag "coworking" and <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/coworking" rel="tag">coworking</a>!
  4. Join the backchannel @ irc://irc.freenode.net/#coworking!
  5. Create (or participate in) Coworking Events
  6. Read or contribute to the blog at blog.coworking.com
  7. Support your local Coworking efforts. Show up. Become a resident. Help out.
  8. More Ways to Get Involved


What Can We Do For You?

Please list any questions, concerns or inquiries below...

  • Have you found any tips for being a coworker? Maybe you could add them to the Coworker's Guide?