Canberra Coworking

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My presentation at BarCampCanberra 2010 on the soon-to-be-opened Coworking space in Canberra, providing freelancers and the self-employed with affordable office space in a friendly cafe-like social …

My presentation at BarCampCanberra 2010 on the soon-to-be-opened Coworking space in Canberra, providing freelancers and the self-employed with affordable office space in a friendly cafe-like social workplace shared with other professionals.

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  • 2. OFFICE SPACE Affordable office space for freelancers, the self-employed and small business. Not run for profit. Community operated.
  • 3. WHY? Address isolation of working from home. Help freelancers focus and have good work-life balance.
  • 4. WHY? Share knowledge, build skills, bounce ideas. Create opportunities for collaborative projects.
  • 5. SOCIAL Emphasis on socialising, collaboration, knowledge sharing. Try to attract the right sort of people to create positive vibe.
  • 6. “ The idea of Citizen Space is to take the best elements of a coffee shop (social, energetic, creative) and the best elements of a workspace (productive, functional) and combine them to give indie workers the chance to have their own, affordable space”
  • 7. OPTIONS 3-month rolling contract with own, dedicated desk. Casual, drop-in on hourly rate with “hot desks”.
  • 8. COST Still working on it but it will be as cheap as possible, just to cover costs and subsidise rent of host company.
  • 9. Photos!
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  • 14. FACILITIES Couch Library bookshelf Conference room Kitchen Even ...
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  • 16. Big thanks to ...
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  • 19. NEXT Desks to be installed end of February. Launch planned for early March.
  • 20. Questions? Follow @CanberraCowork