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Chris Pollock

Chris Pollock - web developer & ecommerce entrepreneur
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Coworking and Rochester, NY

Coworking is an idea that appeals to me. Coworking involves independent people collaborating in a shared space. The idea has a number of appeals. As an independent contractor or developer its easy to get walled up in your own space and never sit across from like-minded individuals and share ideas. It allows you to maintain your freedom as an entrepreneur and contractor, yet have a place to collaborate and perhaps even meet with a potential client.

A while back I started imagining a space like this, never knowing what to call it or if it existed. Well today I read an article in the NY Times on Coworking (found via Web Worker Daily) and found out that not only do such places exist, there is one that will be forming right here in Rochester, NY.

Today I exchanged some emails with Dave Moffitt about a coworking space set to open in Rochester very soon. You can discover more details about the Rochester site by visiting: http://www.coworkingrochester.com/

For more on coworking try visiting the Coworking Wiki

I tend to think that as more people become independent contractors that these types of spaces will flourish. Hopefully they can become a new "agora" for meeting people, talking, influencing and sharing ideas.

Will it work in Rochester? That remains to be seen. Your comments welcome.

  • Tom Dunn

    Hey Chris,

    Truly enjoyed "church" last night. Thanks!

    Co-working could turn out to be a truly brilliant and organic way of building community and interdependence… the very kind of outreach Bill was alluding to last night.

    Blessings,

    Tom

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Work day in London.Micah's new persona is Indian Jones. And he's never even seen the movie! Check out that hat.A very cold walk today. With horses in tow.The real Epping forest.Growing up in the city has taught my boys a few thingsCricket playersIsaac with the car he would love to ownAll aboardPhotoThis guy greeted us on our walk on the common today. He and his sidekick haven't been there before, so when they came trotting round the corner, we Americans got a bit of an adrenaline rush til we figured out he was SUPER friendly!! #englandtrip2017 #eppiSome luck I have these days :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:Easter card construction messPre-Easter cookout at the Nicholson's. Quite the crowd!A walk in the forestDate night in Cambridge.