CamCow - Building a Coworking space for Cambridge

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Since November 2008, a group of freelance and independent software/web/design/media people have got together to create a coworking space in Cambridge. This presentation gives a summary of where the coworking group has got in February 2009, including the current location at Citylife Social Enterprise Centre.

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CamCow - Building a Coworking space for Cambridge

  1. 1. CamCow Building a Coworking space for Cambridge Martin Kleppmann
  2. 2. Coworking • Freelancers, otherwise working from home • Community, social environment • ≠ Hotdesking • Sharing skills + knowledge • Keep independence, Informal • cf. BarCamp, Open Source
  3. 3. Elsewhere...
  4. 4. Nanette, Charlie, Juan, Martin, Sarah, Tom, Lee, Frank, ...
  5. 5. Membership (goes directly to Citylife, a registered charity) ~1day/wk 2–3 d/wk 5 d/wk permanent Students, low £10 p.m. £30 p.m. Ask Ask income Charities, social £20 p.m. £40 p.m. £80 p.m. £125 p.m. enterprise £20 p.m. £40 p.m. £80 p.m. £125 p.m. Artists, creative £50 p.m. £100 p.m. £150 p.m. £200 p.m. Commerical
  6. 6. Current arrangement Coworker Coworker Charity CamCow Citylife Social Enterprise Centre
  7. 7. Questions • Community-run (non-profit)? • One permanent location vs. changing locations? • Low barrier to entry (variety of people) or higher barrier (just the best people)? • Share incoming work? “Agency” element?
  8. 8. Get in touch • If you are in freelance tech/design/media... • http://camcow.org • Google Group (email martin at eptcomputing dot com for invitation) • http://twitter.com/martinkl

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