Coworking in San Diego

I saw some interesting communities on a recent tour of coworking spaces in San Diego, CA and thought I’d share my observations with the group:

Carolyn Cirillo

Brooklyn, NY

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Especially as a contrast to a lot of the listicles that I see, I REALLY like this format Carolyn! More details than features and amenities, I started to get a sense of the reason each space might be a fit (or not) for diff people.

Curious: how long did you stay at each space? Did you just take a tour, or actually work for a day or two? Any contact with members, or mostly staff?

I would be especially curious how a compare/contrast looks between the first impression and the lasting impressions.

Last question: you mentioned you yourself were shopping around. Where did YOU end up choosing, and why?

-Alex

Alex Hillman

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On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 12:17 AM Carolyn Cirillo wrote:

I saw some interesting communities on a recent tour of coworking spaces in San Diego, CA and thought I’d share my observations with the group:

http://bit.ly/2heTpTZ

Carolyn Cirillo

Brooklyn, NY

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Hi Alex,

Glad you liked the article and format. To answer your questions:

I actually just toured each space with a staff person. I had a conversation with some members at the Hera Hub space but not at the others. My schedule didn’t permit a trial day, though that could have been arranged. Since I was there a brief time, I wouldn’t say there was a significant difference from first and last impression. Exception would probably be the Hera Hub. As I mentioned in the article, I found the concept a bit off-putting initially, but after my tour, I was ready to plunk down with my laptop.

I was only visiting San Diego so I was not in the market for space for myself. Just wanted to poke around a bit and share my findings with the group. If you’d like to read more about my experience finding the right fit for me in Brooklyn, I write about it here: http://bit.ly/2aT3nWw.

Thanks again for your interest! I’d love to hear about your experience searching for space.

Carolyn

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On Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 9:29:31 AM UTC-5, Alex Hillman wrote:

Especially as a contrast to a lot of the listicles that I see, I REALLY like this format Carolyn! More details than features and amenities, I started to get a sense of the reason each space might be a fit (or not) for diff people.

Curious: how long did you stay at each space? Did you just take a tour, or actually work for a day or two? Any contact with members, or mostly staff?

I would be especially curious how a compare/contrast looks between the first impression and the lasting impressions.

Last question: you mentioned you yourself were shopping around. Where did YOU end up choosing, and why?

-Alex

Alex Hillman

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On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 12:17 AM Carolyn Cirillo wrote:

I saw some interesting communities on a recent tour of coworking spaces in San Diego, CA and thought I’d share my observations with the group:

http://bit.ly/2heTpTZ

Carolyn Cirillo

Brooklyn, NY

[email protected]

Visit this forum on the web at http://discuss.coworking.com


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Cool, Carolyn!

I would love to start reading more “deep reviews” from people who immerse themselves in a Coworking space, writing about the lasting impressions and how they stack up to the first impression.

I would also love to hear more from the member perspective about how their coworking space fit into their lives. Less “the space is awesome” and more “here’s how I became more awesome after joining.”

I’ve only read a handful of accounts like this - and almost always as part of an article or other piece of media. One recent example is this podcast from one of our local designer communities has interviewed a number of our members, and it’s always interesting and insightful to hear how people talk about Indy Hall when it’s not me or my team asking the questions.

http://pca.st/episode/e264c950-b3a0-0134-106e-25324e2a541d

The interviewee starts talking about his Indy Hall experience at around 22:30…but the entire interview is a lot of fun and VERY insightful so I’d listen to the whole thing if you can make time!

-Alex

Alex Hillman

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On Wed, Jan 04, 2017 at 3:30 PM Carolyn Cirillo wrote:

Hi Alex,

Glad you liked the article and format. To answer your questions:

I actually just toured each space with a staff person. I had a conversation with some members at the Hera Hub space but not at the others. My schedule didn’t permit a trial day, though that could have been arranged. Since I was there a brief time, I wouldn’t say there was a significant difference from first and last impression. Exception would probably be the Hera Hub. As I mentioned in the article, I found the concept a bit off-putting initially, but after my tour, I was ready to plunk down with my laptop.

I was only visiting San Diego so I was not in the market for space for myself. Just wanted to poke around a bit and share my findings with the group. If you’d like to read more about my experience finding the right fit for me in Brooklyn, I write about it here: http://bit.ly/2aT3nWw.

Thanks again for your interest! I’d love to hear about your experience searching for space.

Carolyn

Visit this forum on the web at http://discuss.coworking.com


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On Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 9:29:31 AM UTC-5, Alex Hillman wrote:

Especially as a contrast to a lot of the listicles that I see, I REALLY like this format Carolyn! More details than features and amenities, I started to get a sense of the reason each space might be a fit (or not) for diff people.

Curious: how long did you stay at each space? Did you just take a tour, or actually work for a day or two? Any contact with members, or mostly staff?

I would be especially curious how a compare/contrast looks between the first impression and the lasting impressions.

Last question: you mentioned you yourself were shopping around. Where did YOU end up choosing, and why?

-Alex

Alex Hillman

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On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 12:17 AM Carolyn Cirillo wrote:

I saw some interesting communities on a recent tour of coworking spaces in San Diego, CA and thought I’d share my observations with the group:

http://bit.ly/2heTpTZ

Carolyn Cirillo

Brooklyn, NY

[email protected]

Visit this forum on the web at http://discuss.coworking.com


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