Tag Archives: co-working

What It’s Like Working In A CoWorking Space

Posted on 18. Aug, 2012 by in blog, Coworking, Developers, Internships, Japan, SOMA, Startups

It has been one month since I arrived here, the U.S. and three weeks since I started to work here at Citizen Space where I am working as an intern from Japan. When I heard about the concept of “CoWorking” I was really excited. “I’ve never heard like this idea in Japan!” Today, I would like to write how I feel in this office now about this new concept “CoWorking” from my point of view.


Coworkify: Job market for co-workers in the world!

Posted on 09. Feb, 2012 by in Coworking, Internships, Japan, SOMA, Startups

Co-working spaces are filled with two Ts. Tasks and Talent. What if we you could buy and sell these two Ts with all the co-workers in the world? Anew Facebook app called Coworkify is aiming to do just that. This app, developed by Japanese team, creates a job market place for co-workers, allowing users to post wills and wants.

Wills: Post your skill or talent and how much you’re charging.

Wants: Post your request for help and how much you’re willing to pay.

Coworkify will only allow access to users who are actually a using co-working space. This creates a link and trust between users.

If you don’t understand my poor English, just watch this video :)

video of Coworkify



I addition to those features, the owner of a co-working space can use this app as a Co-worker Relationship Management(CRM) tool.

It all started from Coworkify winning the grand prize at Startup Weekend Kyoto 2011. Now co-working spaces from all over the world are reaching out to them, waiting for its launch. Citizen Space is one of them too!

So sign up for Coworkify for more update from here! They are also looking for partner co-working spaces to test their beta version.

My first post on Coworkify will probably be … “I will teach you how to speak Japanese in Citizen Space for 10,000yen!”  um, anybody?!


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Check out ‘The #Coworker’ !

Posted on 24. Dec, 2011 by in blog, Coworking, SOMA

Happy Holidays, y’all!

As I’m sure you understand by now- I love social media….all of it!  So, after many “maybe so” and “ok, tomorrow” type scenarios, I have finally just skipped the writer’s block merry-g0-round and created The #Coworker, a desktop and mobile formatted #coworking digest, powered by paper.li (@SmallRivers).

Check it out, & follow us on Twitter (@CitizenSpace) to keep up with the best, and freshest variety of coworking news!


Posted on 21. Dec, 2011 by in blog, Coworking, Local News, Newsletter, San Jose, SOMA


$999 – Lite Membership
Includes 3 months fees and deposit fee. Must pay upfront to secure this deal!

$1199 – Full Membership
Includes 3 months fees and deposit fee. Must pay upfront to secure this deal!!

$699 – Team Special
Includes 2 Tables/ 4 Memberships. Month-to-Month Deal

$425 – Café Membership Per Quarter/Receive Mail here!
Or $200.00, Drop-in Member Month-to-Month Fees

$150.00 – Drop-in Members – if you pay 3 months in advance
Or $200.00, Drop-in Member Month-to-Month Fees

So, if you’re interested in more information, or want to become a member before special ends, shoot me an e-mail! You can do that here: jhines@citizenspace.us

Holiday Rest

Posted on 20. Dec, 2011 by in blog

@CitizenSpace, your fur babies are welcome too!

@CitizenSpace, your fur babies are welcome too!

Hello all!

I just wanted to send a quick note to all of our residents as well as those who follow the blog for updates about what is going on @CitizenSpace to let you all know that, due to the holiday frenzy that comes about this time of year, we are going to be closed on the follow dates in observance of the holidays:

  • Friday, December 23rd, 2011
  • Monday, December 26th, 2011

Although our doors will be closed to drop-ins and lite members during these days, our current full-time citizens will have access to the space, as always, with the fancy @Lockitron access.

Interested in finding out more about how you can become a member at Citizen Space?  The smartphone doorkeys are just the start to the slew of perks that come along with #coworking with us!  So, if you’re interested in more information, or have a particular question that you’d like answered, feel free to shoot me an e-mail!  You can do that here: matt@citizenspace.us.


Happy Holidays!

PS- Did you hear about our holiday party?  It’s happening tomorrow night at our SOMA space, and you’re invited!

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 office space.  Citizen Space was built on the 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.  Check us out today! 

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