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Jelly Coworking Meetup Electron Workshop 18 July

If you have been thinking about trying coworking, there is no better time to give it a whirl than this Friday 18 July 2014 at the regular Melbourne Jelly Meetup which once again is being held at Electron Workshop.

Electron Workshop entrance

Electron Workshop entrance

Jelly
If you aren’t sure what a Jelly (www.workatjelly.com) is, I published a post about it on 6 January 2014 – ‘Jelly provides a taste of coworking‘.

In brief, Jelly is a movement that creates the opportunity for casual #coworking at different spaces around the world on a semi regular basis.

The Jelly ‘movement’ began in February 2006 in New York City. Since then, the movement has grown and there are over 100 cities around the world that are involved.

You can find a list of participating cities from Jelly‘s wiki – wiki.workatjelly.com.

Jelly is open to anyone and it’s free!’

In my hometown Melbourne Victoria Australia there is a Jelly group available and it’s run through www.meetup.com. Here’s the link to Melbourne Jelly (via www.meetup.com).

I’ve been to a few Jelly Meetups so far. A couple last year were held at the then new ‘Collins Collective‘ coworking space, centrally located at the top end of Collins Street, Melbourne (Suite 6, Level 6 Collins Street). The others were at Electron Workshop in North Melbourne, an established and innovative coworking space run by Nick Jaffe and Martin Gleeson, which is where the event is being held this Friday.

Electron Workshop – 31 Arden Street North Melbourne

www.electronworkshop.com.au

Electron Workshop  Jelly Meetup lunch break Nick Jaffe + Jason O + Andrew Lai + Jane Deany

Electron Workshop Melbourne Jelly Meetup lunch break Nick Jaffe + Jason O + Andrew Lai + Jane Deany

I must say I met some really interesting nice people and learned a few things too.

The Space
Electron Workshop is a quiet coworking space that attracts numerous independents as well as people working in the digital media industry. It’s friendly, convenient, near great cafes, Victoria Market, not very far from public transport and has a nice relaxed vibe. Oh yes, I mustn’t forget to mention the cappuccino machine and ping pong table. They even have an in-house theatre.

… Jelly Meetupcoworking … champagne breakfast …
Electron Workshop … Friday 18 July 2014 …

This month’s Electron Workshop Jelly is extra special as they’re putting on a special champagne breakfast (RSVP needed via Melbourne Jelly Meetup and there are limited spaces).

The Jelly option is a great opportunity to trial coworking. Some people come to just get out of their office, especially home office and to have a change of pace or scene for the day or a few hours. Others jump at the chance to get fresh ideas by way of chatting to fellow ‘jelliers’.
Whatever suits you, it’s a pretty casual affair.

Jelly is open to anyone and it’s free!

Cheers, Jane Deany

Jelly provides a taste of coworking

There are a few different ways to trial coworking to see what it’s all about. I know that Hub’s three Australian coworking spaces, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, have a free day pass available so you can try coworking for a day and see if you like it. Inspire9 allows casual drop-in’s, check with them for details.

Jelly
Another way to try coworking is via ‘Jelly‘ (www.workatjelly.com), a movement that creates the opportunity for casual coworking at different spaces around the world on a semi regular basis.

Coworkers at Collins Collective

Coworking at Collins Collective. I’m facing the camera.

Jelly started in New York City in February 2006 when roommates Amit and Luke realised they loved working from home but missed the creative brainstorming, sharing and camaraderie that came from a traditional office. They started inviting friends to come over once a week to work from home and this lead to some new ideas and interesting conversations. They decided to make it a regular thing and the Jelly movement was born.

Jelly has grown since then and there are over 100 cities around the world that are involved. You can find a list of participating cities from Jelly’s wiki – wiki.workatjelly.com.

Jelly is open to anyone and it’s free!”

My hometown Melbourne Victoria Australia has a Jelly and it’s run through www.meetup.com. Here’s the link to Melbourne Jelly (via meetup.com).

I’ve been to a couple of Jelly Meetups late last year (2013). Both happened to be at the same, very new coworking space called ‘Collins Collective‘ in Collins Street Melbourne.

It’s a medium sized coworking space and they’re just getting established. I’ve met some interesting and friendly people there and as always, there’s a diverse mix of coworkers. I was lucky to strike their Christmas drinks in December.

There seems to be a steady stream of events being held at most of the coworking spaces I’ve been to. You never know what social or professional development opportunities might crop up, as they often do. That’s another great benefit I’ve found about coworking.

More about Collins Collective in the future.

I’ll finish by saying that the Jelly option is a fantastic opportunity to trial coworking. Some people do it just to get out of their offices and to have a change of pace and get fresh ideas.

Jelly is open to anyone and it’s free!

Cheers, Jane Deany