Welcome to the Coworking Wiki!
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What is Coworking?
Coworking is redefining the way we do work. The idea is simple: that independent professionals and those with workplace flexibility work better together than they do alone. Coworking answers the question that so many face when working from home: “Why isn’t this as fun as I thought it would be?” Beyond just creating better places to work, coworking spaces are built around the idea of community-building and sustainability. Coworking spaces agree to uphold the values set forth by those who developed the concept in the first place: collaboration, community, sustainability, openness, and accessibility. Read all about it on this wiki or via the Coworking Google Group.
Find a Coworking Space
There are coworking spaces all over the world. Find one near you in our newly organized Coworking Space Directory.
Coworking Visa: Your Passport around the world
The programme is to allow members of different coworking locations access to participating locations around the world. A Coworking Visa allows active members of one space, when traveling, to use another coworking space, gratis. Terms vary from space to space, with regard to hours of operation, reservation requirements, etc. Participation in the Coworking Visa is free and does not require an application or a vetting process . The only requirement is a warm welcome to those members that visit! Find a particpating coworking space or announce your space’s participation
What stage of coworking are you at?
- Space Owner – I’ve got a space already.
- Space Catalyst – I’m eager to start up my own space!
- Coworker – I’m a regular at coworking spaces!
- Just Interested – Curious and seeking more info.
- Join the Coworking Google Group
- Watch the #coworking channel at irc.freenode.net
- Edit this wiki (log-in with pbwiki account)
- Blog about it, using the tag “coworking” or tag your tweets using the #coworking hashtag!
- Create (or participate in) Coworking Events
- Read or contribute to the blog at blog.coworking.info
- More Ways to Get Involved
- Make a VIDEO: watch videos of other coworking spaces, and then add your own.
- Space Directory
- Coworking Visa – Review which spaces around the world that offer use to visiting from other participating spaces (normally just daily drop in)
- Cobot – Software to manage your coworking space.
- AccessSolutions – electronic solutions for CoWorking Space access (building)
- Businessplan_Examples – publicly available (in different languages)
- Pricing Examples – what some spaces charge and what is included in the plan
- Knowledge Base
- Coworking Issues to Share
- Coworkers in the Twittersphere
- Coworking Survey Results
- Green Coworking
- Health Care in the brainstorming stage, please offer feedback!
- Media Coverage & Blogs
- Random Ideas
- Similar Projects
- Wi-Fi Cafes Establishments that offer wireless access to the web
- Wireless Networks
- Coworking Logo Mockups
- Coworking on Qype reviews of coworking spaces and discussions
- Breakout! Escape From the Office Tools and ideas for how to do coworking outdoors and in public spaces
- CoWorking News German blogger that offers background information on Coworking and compiles the german list of Coworking Spaces
- HallenProjekt Coworking network for digital workers and digital places, connecting coworkers and coworking spaces.
- Survey about Coworking in Germany 2010
- Deskmag Magazine on Coworking and new workspaces