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#Coworking for Food Drive!

Posted on 16. Nov, 2011 by in blog, Events, Local News, San Jose, SOMA

As the holidays quickly approach, so does the season for generosity.  In the spirit of giving back to the community, Citizen Space has launched a food drive to benefit San Francisco Food Bank, a community non-profit dedicated to feeding the hungry.

San Francisco Food Bank

Citizen Space is launching a food drive to benefit San Francisco Food Bank

Hunger manifests itself as a consistent lack of enough food to meet nutritional requirements. It can mean fewer meals each day and poor-quality food that is calorie-rich but nutrient-poor.

In San Francisco, 197,000 people struggle each day to feed themselves and their families. In Marin, just over 40,000 people – or 16% of the population – face the threat of hunger on a given day.

Citizen Space will be collecting canned food goods at our SF  & San Jose locations from now through the end of the year.  To reward all for participating in the food drive, we are offering 50% off of or regular drop-in rate for every person who donates five or more canned food items for the drive!

Citizen Space is also reaching out to other coworking establishments in San Francisco to build an all-star community of donors, with hopes of feeding more hungry people this holiday season.  Interested in contributing? E-mail Matt to join our team!

Giving back to the community with a round of  #coworking, on us: doesn’t get much better! Check out our team’s page today: http://holidaydrive.sffoodbank.org/team/8045388066

Citizen Space is the world’s first coworking space located at 425 2nd Street, in the SoMa district of San Francisco.  The idea of Citizen Space is to take the best elements of a coffee shop (social, energetic, creative) and the best elements of a workspace (productive, functional) and combine them to give indie workers the chance to have their own, affordable space. Citizen Space was built on coworking philosophy. Our residents (past and present) range from: software engineers, web developers, social media consultants/strategists, graphic designers, product designers, public relations specialists, and sustainable web hosting entrepreneurs.

Startup Monthly’s ICE BREAKER 3.0 @ Citizen Space, SF!

Posted on 16. Nov, 2011 by in blog, Events, SOMA

Hello Citizen Space Friends,

This Sunday (Nov. 20th) @StartupMonthly  is hosting it’s ICE BREAKER 3.0 in San Francisco!

As prelude to the Idea Accelerator workshop series, Ice Breaker is a full-day workshop focused on introducing you to your future co-founders and finding additional resources for  your exciting team. It’s an opportunity to meet a ton of great people and ideas, all through different interactive games and fun activities!

Startup Monthly

Join us on 11/20 for Ice Breaker 3 @ Citizen Space, SF

Ask yourself: Do you want to accelerate your idea? Meet a co-founder? Define a Business Model? Prototype your Minimal Viable Product and see if it can generate money? Do you want to be ready to apply to incubator or be ready to raise seed money?

The Startup Monthly Idea Accelerator program will help you achieve these goals in just 5 weeks!

The Ice Breaker is separate from the Idea Accelerator Program which is a 6 week (Due to the holidays) program that uses Lean Startup methodology and Customer Development to define a Business Model, prototype rapid MVP, test the market and show traction. You will be able to show your program results at our Final Demo event to a panel of investors and advisors that will give you suggestions on the next steps (Seed Investment, Incubator, etc)

This event is where you will build your team and recruit the missing resources, so it is critical that you take the time to get to know the members during the challenges and activities. Team is the most important factor in your next venture!

So, what are you waiting for?  Come join us this Sunday, November 20th, at Citizen Space in SoMa!   Please RSVP for this event!  More info below:

Meetup:  http://www.meetup.com/StartupMonthly/events/35747692/

For Mobile Ticketing (Mogotix), RSVP here: http://www.mogotix.com/events/5301

Early Bird – $30 until Nov 14th 11:30pm (finished)

Regular Price – $60 online and at the door (only cash)

See ya this weekend @CitizenSpace!

Citizen Space is the world’s first coworking space located at 425 2nd Street, in the SoMa district of San Francisco.  The idea of Citizen Space is to take the best elements of a coffee shop (social, energetic, creative) and the best elements of a workspace (productive, functional) and combine them to give indie workers the chance to have their own, affordable space. Citizen Space was built on coworking philosophy. Our residents (past and present) range from: software engineers, web developers, social media consultants/strategists, graphic designers, product designers, public relations specialists, and sustainable web hosting entrepreneurs.

Coworking meets cooking classes in SF

Posted on 12. Nov, 2011 by in blog, Classes, Coworking, Events, SOMA

'Route to India' Cooking Class @ Citizen Space, SF

'Route to India' Cooking Class @ Citizen Space, SF

Collaboration is the lively spirit behind what makes #coworking so great at Citizen Space. From designers & interface developers, to programmers and marketing pros- we’ve got a little bit of everything….even cooking classes!

Every other Tuesday, Citizen Space is transformed into a hands-on cooking experience with Nalini Mehta in her three-hour ‘Route to India’ cooking class. The class begins with a survey that each participant fills out to determine which types of food they should be eating. Before you even know it, the whole office smells appetizing, and scent waves of delicious curry, vegetable combos of all sorts, and other Indian delicacies fill the whole space.

The coolest part? The class includes a wonderful meditation session, and there’s more food to eat at the end than can be eaten! Nalini shares the eating experience with everyone, as they devour their very own homemade Indian food.

Class participants socialize and chow down on their homemade Indian food.

Class participants socialize and chow down on their homemade Indian food.

Citizen Space has broadened the already vast amount of opportunities to use the coworking space in a multitude of ways. Events of all sorts take place at the space often, and the atmosphere that is created is shared with the awesome coworkers that are creating, developing, and producing cool stuff.

Where else can you end a hard day of work with a relaxing cooking class, or a networking event to collaborate and work with people that have experience in virtually all facets of the tech world? Citizen Space really is a much nicer place to work! Come check us out!

Want to to drop-in at our SoMa, San Francisco location for free? Be the first to tweet this post with a tag to @CitizenSpace, and your first day is on us!

Citizen Space is the world’s first coworking space located at 425 2nd Street, in the SoMa district of San Francisco.  The idea of Citizen Space is to take the best elements of a coffee shop (social, energetic, creative) and the best elements of a workspace (productive, functional) and combine them to give indie workers the chance to have their own, affordable space. Citizen Space was built on coworking philosophy. Our residents (past and present) range from: software engineers, web developers, social media consultants/strategists, graphic designers, product designers, public relations specialists, and sustainable web hosting entrepreneurs.

Fireside Chat with Dr. Kenichi Ohmae: ” Coworking, The Office of The Future”

Posted on 14. Oct, 2011 by in blog, Coworking, Events, SOMA

Monday October 17, 2011

An evening to discuss coworking, collaboration, and innovation in Silicon Valley. Come learn about the principles of the coworking movement that have sparked and inspired over 600 collborative spaces to open globally in the last 6 years.

Koken-Kai headed by Dr. Kenichi Ohmae, one of the most prestigious management consultants. Koken-Kai is a study group consisted of company owners and business executives in Japan. Dr. Ohmae and the members have strong interest in learning why Silicon Valley and neighboring areas continually create innovation.

Event Schedule:
6:00- 6:30 Networking, Appetizers, and Drinks
6:30-8:00 Panel Discussion
8:00-8:30 Questions from the crowd for panelist
8:30-9:00 Networking, Appetizers, and Drinks

Panel moderated by: Jaymes Hines

Panel Speakers:
Dr. Kenichi Ohmae, Koken-Kai
Toby Morning, CEO, Citizen Spaces
Raines Cohen, Coworking Coach
Brandon Hill, CEO, BTrax

Citizen Space is a coworking space. What that means is Citizen Space isn’t just another ‘rent a desk’ type of place. The spaces (and the idea of coworking) are built on the following values:

Collaboration: One of the great benefits of working in a coworking space is that you will meet all sorts of people with all sorts of knowledge.

Openness: We believe in transparency and openness. In a world where people are free, but ideas are not, only a few benefit. When ideas are free, everyone benefits. Therefore, we encourage open spaces and discussions. Sorry, no NDAs allowed.

Community: We thrive on connections and mutual support here. It is important that everyone give into as well as benefit from the strong (international) community coworking has become.

Accessibility: In order to be fully open, we must make the effort to be accessible to all. This means that we endeavor to create both a financially and a physically accessible space. We are committed to this principle and welcome feedback on how we can make it even more accessible

Get tickets now!

Securing Open-Source Databases in the Cloud Aug 18 & 19

Posted on 03. Aug, 2011 by in blog, Cloud, Coworking, Developers, Events, San Jose, SOMA

With Lulzsec, Anonymous, A-Team and others battling it out in cyberspace, don’t be the next company announcing a data breach through the press. The Gazzang presentation will cover:

Methods for protecting databases

Mike Frank and Gazzang will share many specifics regarding MySQL, but will also share our knowledge of other open-source databases such as PostgreSQL, Drizzle, and even NoSQL databases Cassandra and MongoDB.

ABOUT GAZZANG

Gazzang makes cloud computing enterprise-ready. Our Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions help organizations address the inherent risk associated with open source software tools, beginning with data encryption of databases and ultimately migrating all the way up the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). With customers in financial services, healthcare, higher education and technology, we know what it takes to deliver secure, compliant business services in today’s uncertain cloud environments. Gazzang is backed by Austin Ventures, with offices in Houston and Austin, Texas. For more info,visit www.gazzang.com

REGISTER FOR THE AUGUST 18 EVENT IN SAN JOSE HERE:
http://www.meetup.com/svlamp/events/26486541/

REGISTER FOR THE AUGUST 19 EVENT IN SAN FRANCISCO HERE:
http://www.meetup.com/startupaddiction/events/26652281/

iPAD CONTEST

As part of our pre-event promotion, we will be giving away an iPAD to one member of your group. They need not be present to win and simply have to click on the URL below to register.

http://gazzang.com/lead-gen-forms/swap-your-data-for-a-chance-to-win-an-ipad-2

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