Firecat is hosting an all-day Jelly coworking session on Friday, January 20 as part of Worldwide Jelly Week. Bring your laptop, cell phone, or pen and paper and get some work done with some fresh faces and ideas around you.
What Is Jelly?
Jelly is a worldwide coworking movement, and it’s how Firecat Studio was introduced to the coworking concept in 2006. Knowledge workers and creatives can pretty much work where ever they like, as long as they have an Internet connection. The next logical step is – where do you want to work from? For a lot of us, that’s often home. But home can be isolating; you can miss the water cooler chats with coworkers and the face time with other human beings. Coworking, and Jelly, have sprung up as an alternative place to work.
To quote from the Jelly website:
Jelly started in NYC in February of 2006 when roommates Amit and Luke realized that they loved working from home, but they missed the creative brainstorming, sharing, and camaraderie of a traditional office. (Office politics, not so much.)
So they started inviting friends to come work from their home one day a week. They soon found that working in close proximity to new and interesting people every couple weeks resulted in new ideas and interesting conversations.
Emboldened by their early success, they made it a more regular thing. Jelly was born.
And What’s Worldwide Jelly Day 2012?
It’s a celebratory week of coworking happening worldwide. San Antonio’s godfather of coworking, Todd O’Neill, has organized coworking sessions in San Antonio each day of the week. Here’s the schedule so far:
- Monday, January 16 – Geekdom, Weston Centre, 112 East Pecan, 11th Floor, San Antonio, TX 78205. Map
- Tuesday, January 17 – La Taza Coffeehouse, 15060 San Pedro Ave/281, SATX 78232
- Wednesday, January 18 – TBD
- Thursday, January 19 – TBD
- Friday, January 20 – Firecat Studio, 918 Nolan #104, San Antonio, TX 78202. Free of charge, soft drinks provided. Brownbag lunch. Map