Posted on 24 March 2009 by tony
My good friend Amit Gupta of Photojojo was kind enough to sponsor our photo ropes, which we’ve adapted into business card ropes– and they’re now overflowing with the business cards of our fabulous community members!
Startups, freelancers, nonprofits, giant sticker printing companies, tee shirt companies, german coworking spaces, video bloggers, consultants, travel video sites, open source cupcakes and so much more adorn our first two ropes.
And now it’s time to grow!
Check out Photojojo’s excellent photo ropes and more at their store.
Posted on 21 March 2009 by tony
Posted on 15 March 2009 by tony
Let me make this very clear: New Work City is a platform for you. It is your space, your own little city. I am your Mayor, and I represent you.
If you want to do a UX lab, do it!
If you want to get people together and do a SHDH-style hackathon, we really need one! Do it! Pick a date and email me.
If you want to do a workshop. A talk. If you want to just pick a time to watch TED talks on our sexy new projector…
Pick a date.
Make it happen.
NWC exists to make it easir for people to do all the great, creative, innovative stuff that people would otherwise have a hard time doing in NYC. The more cool stuff you want to do here in New Work City, the better.
My friend Charlie Oliver just hosted the inaugural NY Blog Academy Meetup yesterday, and a ton of people showed up. To the first event!
My friend Matt Coop is doing an Open Government Meetup on Monday 3/23.
When are you going to use NWC for something awesome?
Let’s kick some ass together.
It’s a recession, so let’s get a move on! There’s much economic growth to make!
Posted on 07 March 2009 by tony
SuperHappyDevHouse has a fantastic reputation for being an event that brings people together, educates them, networks them, and sends them out the other end with some work done and progress made.
It’s developer-focused. It’s geeky. It’s fun.
It’s awesome. The original SHDH in the Valley will be running its 31st event next week.
And look at all the other cities that have spun off their own:
Do you see something wrong with this list? Let’s look at it again:
Okay, fine. So we New Yorkers have our own sense of style. Maybe there’s some other sort of regular hackathon that takes place in NYC.
1. Flickr photos from a MT Hackathon in March 2007.
Hooray for two years ago!
2. Google App Engine hackathons.
Cool. But very specific, and run by Valley-based Google.
3. WorldCat Hackathon
Late 2008. Cooler… but still one-off and specific.
Do you see what I see? A big fat hole where an amazing, fantastic, startup-machine of an event should be.
New Work City seeks to cultivate these sorts of healthy community events: ones that combine social intereaction and collaboration with real productivity and economic growth.
It’s high time NYC got itself a SHDH of its own.
We’ve got the space covered. One of you needs to be the organizer.
Posted on 03 March 2009 by tony
Last month, Antenna Magazine visited New Work City during Coworking After Hours for a photo shoot and interview. The editor sent us an advance copy of the article, which is here:
Read the article >>
Bacigalupo is bullish on the potential for coworking to continue to grow and shape the working world of the future, citing reasons economic (“gas isn’t getting any less expensive”), infrastructural (“highways aren’t getting any wider”) and purely logical: “You’re driving to an office to access the same Internet that you have at home. There’s an absurdity to that,” he says with a chuckle.