Global Co-working Craze Comes to Lincoln
18th July 2012
If you thought jelly was merely a dessert popular with children and a perfect accompaniment to ice-cream then think again!
Kind of Digital, based in Spalding, is hosting Jelly Lincoln on 23rd July at Café Aroma to encourage people who work on their own or from home to collaborate and share ideas.
The first Jelly Lincoln was held during Frequency 2011, Lincoln’s inaugural Digital Culture Festival in October last year, and it’s hoped it will now become a regular event.
The global Jelly phenomenon was born in America in 2006 when two roommates realised that they loved working from home, but they missed the creative brainstorming, sharing and camaraderie of a traditional office.
So they started inviting friends to work from their home one day a week. They soon found that working in close proximity to new and interesting people every couple of weeks resulted in new ideas and interesting conversations.
Jelly Lincoln organiser Tim Wilson said it’s a great opportunity for solo workers to come together to work and chat. “Freelancers, home workers, solo entrepreneurs, small business owners, field workers – in fact, everyone is welcome to drop in co-work, collaborate and chat,” he said.
“As a mobile worker myself the coffee shop is a great place to work, especially when other people are co-working in the same place.”
“Other than a laptop you can bring your notebook, your craft or art work, or just yourself. It’s a great time to clear your diary and think of new ideas.”
Jelly Lincoln will be held all day at Coffee Aroma on Guildhall Street on 23rd July from 10am.