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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.
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.
Working from home can seem incredibly isolating, especially if the work requires little to no contact with the outside world. Technology has been a blessing by offering telecommunication tools to the workplace, which enable us to work outside of the office at the expense of losing something – namely our colleagues – when we leave. When we lose our coworkers, we stop sharing skills; we rely upon ourselves and ultimately limiting ourselves. Through isolation, we miss out on that intangible collaborative energy found only in coworking spaces like Citizen Space.
Not all coworking spaces focus on industry, professionals, or any other type of identity (for that matter). The best thing about coworking spaces is that they are micro-environments – communities formed by the individual and unique people sharing the same productive space. The synergy of everyone working together – bouncing ideas off of one another, sharing contacts, brainstorming, critiquing – can elevate your own ambitions and potential to levels you couldn’t achieve on your own.
All you need to get started is your computer, a smart phone, and all the chargers of course. Citizen Space provides the desks, monitors, whiteboards, internet, snacks, caffeine, and people.
Are you interested in learning more about coworking at a Citizen Space, checkout our membership pages, or give us a call at 415-501-9155for SF, and 408-556-976 for San Jose.
We are hosting a Meetup in San Francisco this week with the team from Cacoo.
The team is hoping to meet our users and we would greatly appreciate it if you would tell us how we could improve Cacoo.
The main purpose of this event is:
- To introduce Cacoo and Nulab
- To share our future plans and to receive feedbacks from Cacoo users
- To provide an opportunity to create Cacoo User Platform in the United States
We are expecting the following people to attend:
- People who use Cacoo daily and like Cacoo
* No limit in how or where Cacoo is used. People who use Cacoo at work and at school are both welcomed.
- People who are interested in a Japanese company, Nulab, and hoping to talk to us
- People who wants to share tips on creating diagrams on Cacoo
- People who are willing to help us to provide a greater service
Location: Citizen Space San Francisco
425 2nd St, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94107
Date and time: Thursday, May 12th 7:00PM
Book your ticket online today from here.
Citizen Space has launched a new website! We’re aiming to make it easier to keep tabs on one of the coolest coworking spaces around. A few of the new features you’ll notice: easy upcoming events list, twitter feed, links to facebook, rss, plus the option to sign up for email newsletters (if that’s how you roll).
The web design project was a collaboration between a handful of volunteers and myself (who was general manager at the time). I’d like to personally thank:
- Madelin Woods, (graphic designer, css goddess, and WordPress maven) who saved this project and pushed it forward with a few Satur-all-day coworking sessions
- Thomas Knoll (initial WordPress pro)
- Ross Chapman (another WordPress pro)
- Jason Whalen (providing some astute design feedback and suggestions)
- Ivan Storck of Sustainable Websites who helped with last minute WordPress back end issues
Take a peek! We’re still working on the “History of Citizen Space” page and a few others, but feedback is always welcome!
We’ve been quiet for awhile now in the blogosphere, but have been active in other areas. It’s been almost a year now we’ve been in the new space. Currently about 15 full-time residents, plus the always welcome and interesting array of Drop-Ins. I started working here part-time last June, and every day am amazed and grateful for the hard work people put in to make this space successful.
In the next few weeks our new web-site will go live, with easier to access information and new photographs of the space. And February and March promise some exciting events. Next week is Social Media Week San Francisco! Chris Heuer/Social Media Club have been working their tails off to organize this event. More info about that and the morning event on the “State of Coworking Today” shortly…