“Build Momentum for Creative Habits” presentation by Keller Davis as part of the “Skill Taco” speaker series at Createscape Coworking on September 18, 2019.
In this Member Q&A, we asked questions to the team from Smart Trips Austin / Ghisallo that works at Createscape! Ghisallo Cycling Initiative is 2019 Smart Trips Austin community engagement partner. We are Ghisallo employees executing the community engagement portion of the Smart Trips Austin program.
Dogs at the office are a stress reliever for everyone. Need proof? In 2018, BusinessInsider.com wrote about a study that looked at whether office pets reduce stress levels and boost productivity.
The word “coworking” was established in 1999 by Bernard De Koven. He wrote, “When I coined the word coworking, I was describing a phenomenon I called ‘working together as equals.’” In 2005 the first official coworking space was opened in San Francisco by a computer programmer named Brad Neuberg. The office, which didn’t seem to have a name, was inspired by hackerspaces of the mid to late 1990s.
James Cobb works remotely as a graphic designer at Red Hat (the open source software company) and Jason Brock is a UX and visual designer for Red Hat. Check out the full member interview with both of them about their collaborative experience at Createscape and what they do outside of work.
Createscape was developed to be a place for creative types in Austin to come together for work and inspiration. In this spirit, our more than 100-member coworking space is made up of professionals from scores of backgrounds. To give our supporters an idea of what it’s like to work here, we talked to one of the members who has been at Createscape longer than almost anyone else. Read more of our Q&A with Jerry Elmas, Createscape member since 2014, and learn about Jerry’s unique email filing system. Trust us. You probably haven’t heard this one before.
Danielle Iemola-Devereux is a digital strategist and owner of Damolade.com. She joined Createscape in February 2017 and comes to work each day accompanied by her terrier mix, Cosmo.
Coworking offices today are pretty ubiquitous, but in 2005, the year one of the first official coworking offices launched, not so much. The idea of corralling freelance, contract, remote workers and small teams into a single space was inspired by hackerspaces of the early 00s and workspaces-as-a-service offices in the 1990s. The biggest difference between “coworking” and its predecessors is the effort that owners put toward creating a community by organizing business and social events.