Jelly is co-co-co-co-working

jelly4That’s community, collaborative, cooperative, uh…co-working.

And Jelly is a bottom-up approach to getting telecommuters, knowledge workers, and other shut-ins out into the world and sharing. From the website:

Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of.

You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

Jelly was started by a couple roommates in NYC who realized the upshot to the liberation of working from home is dire, desperate loneliness and were community-minded enough to invite others like them into their home to help liven things up a bit.

If this sounds cool to you there’s a wiki where you can look for Jellys near you (or get info on starting your own).

There’s one in Portland this Monday November 9th.  I may have to check it out…

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