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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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Chris Pollock

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#gocubs. I’ll root for them over the Dodgers :)PhotoBig stuff planned here tomorrow night. #alcsIt’s hot in these here parts.Hunting is one of the few activities that necessitates slowing down and becoming keenly aware of your surroundings.Magic hour #nofilterHunting time. #youthhuntWarming up his swing. GO #southsidelittleleague !!My first ever granny square! Why when I tried this years ago could I not figure it out? Probably YouTube tutorials dawned since then! Like a free craft class at 9:30 at night --- hard to beat it:blush:The house is set for next weekend. #youthhunt Mr SmilesHappy birthday facesNo wonder Lucas has been eating like a horse lately... he's growing like a weed!!! #lifewithboys #growthspurt #threeyearoldsarefunDecided to try and remember how to crochet. Top is my first attempt at a square :joy:. Oops!!! #droppingstitches #crochetingisfunHanging out w mom and Julie in the finger lakes for the weekend. Had a fun time at Naples Grape festival. #lifewithgirls #umbrellahatsarecool #naplesgrapefest