Came across an interesting article at CNN about freelance coders getting together to work. Here's an excerpt:
More than a decade after the Internet allowed millions of people to work at home, the next phase of telecommuting involves, well, not working at home. Organized "coworking" -- the concept of working solo alongside like-minded independents -- has spread to dozens of cities.
Anyone interested in forming a "Coworking Group" or Jelly in Honolulu for regularly scheduled half-day work-times, perhaps once a month or once a week? Perhaps we can camp at Glazers. Or perhaps there would be a restaurant someone can suggest that would mind us camping out that also provides good food. One possibility is the Tropical Smoothie Cafe (88 Piikoi St across from Sears Ala Moana) which has great food and wifi provided by Skywave (1 hour free w/ purchase, but unlimited free for HawaiianTel DSL customer). Or perhaps a company would be willing to host a coworking group in their conference room once a month.
Benefits of coworking:
get out of the house to focus on work
network with other people in your field(s)
cross-pollination of ideas and new tech
Ideas? Interest? As a chronically "nomadic coffee-bar camper", a coworking group would be great change of pace for me!
Update: Just found out about a possible Jelly in Kaneohe. Here's a video about Jelly: