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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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Beautiful summer day in RochesterLicensed to kill...deer that is. And small woodland varmits"Daddy I'm cool" :sunglasses:Mmmm marsh mellows@ladyloki, Look a new one!!! Very english. Almost can't detect the lavender, but very tasty!! I'll get you one for when you visit Rochester if they're still at the store next time I go. #kombucha ##jetlagBackGatwick airport.... how it looks to spend 12 hours there:grimacing:. Kids did an amazing jobs helping cart around ALL our 25+ bags!!! God sent many helpful people along the way. #tryagaintoday #flightcancelled #lifewithboys #25 hours later back in home sweet home. Love is not efficient- both of these guys met me at the airport at 2am!Homeward boundWelcome to the This is our newest addition to the rental property, care of Lucas finding a rock on the floor inside and dutifully trying to throw it out the open door opposite this now shattered pane. Just had the glazier here Friday to get replacement panes for broken Lucas has self captioned this original piece of artwork. He calls it "Broken Glass"! #lifewithboysKids love the rain. Maybe a connection between this and the fact that unless we become like children we will not enter the kingdom of God.Great Britain comes complete with free blackberries!!!! Super sweet. #berrygreatbritain