Strategies for showing which members are on-site on a given day?

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

I’ve found that the faces on the people who are in the space are the best way to see who’s in the space. :wink:

-Alex

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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 6:36 PM, Eli Malinsky [email protected] wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

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We have done this in a few different ways but both rely on tech (Nadine). We have an iPad at the front desk that shows who is “Here Today” and I setup a screen that shows the same information but bigger and continuously. But I mucked up the works that drove the screen so it’s not up anymore. Nadine can also email alert when you and someone you want to meet are both in the space. Fun stuff but both require the tech and going to a machine which less interesting since it’s not at the table, with the people when they are working. That would be more exciting and more in line with your question I believe.

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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Eli Malinsky [email protected] wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

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I agree with Alex, it's true. At Collective Agency the most important signage we have is a wall of member bios: name, photo, some questions and answers.

People can then match a name to a face, find a skillset, or start a conversation. Most importantly, the member bios on the wall are a sign of appreciation: people like being valued here not for the work they do, but for who they are as people. Their info on the wall is a sign they belong to the community: it's next to the Community Guidelines sheet (the limits of how we are here).

The inspiration for member bios on the wall was a company I worked at that had a bulletin board with photos of employees on fishing trips, with friends and family and each other, with names written below the employees.

We've found any online info about people is not what members and meetings are paying for here; they are paying to be in a cozy place working alongside people doing a variety of work they're passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi.

Alex

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Here at Coletivo Labs the house is too big to see who’s in, so we are using a a metal board on the wall. Each coworker have a magnet (just like those refrigerator magnets, very cheap) with their pic, info, etc.
On the metal board, there’s two columns, who is on the house, who is not… who walks in, moves the magnet to the right column.

-Samir

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On Thursday, 30 January 2014 21:36:15 UTC-2, Eli Malinsky wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

Hey All,

I’m fairly new to the coworking world, been involved since Oct. 2013. Jacob, that sounds really interesting and an organic way for members to “team-up” for projects or answer questions. What kind of system were/are your using when you refer to tech ?

Thanks,

-Elise

www.thincsavannah.com

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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 7:44 PM, Jacob Sayles [email protected] wrote:

We have done this in a few different ways but both rely on tech (Nadine). We have an iPad at the front desk that shows who is “Here Today” and I setup a screen that shows the same information but bigger and continuously. But I mucked up the works that drove the screen so it’s not up anymore. Nadine can also email alert when you and someone you want to meet are both in the space. Fun stuff but both require the tech and going to a machine which less interesting since it’s not at the table, with the people when they are working. That would be more exciting and more in line with your question I believe.

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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Eli Malinsky [email protected] wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

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Interesting. Samir - do people consistently move their magnets in and out? i.e., is it working?

We also have a magnetic board with pictures and project/org names, but i’m not sure people would consistently use it to indicate their attendance.

And, while I agree with Alex Hillman, our philosophy is to use multiple modes - technical, social, interpersonal, physical artifacts, etc - to reinforce community. Different people engage in different ways and we try to create a multiplicity of options that suit different personalities, etc.

I’d love to hear any other ideas!!

Eli

Elise,

We use Nadine to manage our space. It’s an open source system we developed here at Office Nomads. The points that Alex and Alex made are really important to keep in mind though when considering technical “solutions” since they don’t really work for the majority of cases they are relied on for. People come for the people first and foremost. The main reason Nadine works for us is that everyone gets a profile (entered by us) since this is how we track membership. The member facing sided of it is a perk most people don’t care about.

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On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 7:42 AM, Elise Colcord [email protected] wrote:

Hey All,

I’m fairly new to the coworking world, been involved since Oct. 2013. Jacob, that sounds really interesting and an organic way for members to “team-up” for projects or answer questions. What kind of system were/are your using when you refer to tech ?

Thanks,

-Elise

www.thincsavannah.com

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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 7:44 PM, Jacob Sayles [email protected] wrote:

We have done this in a few different ways but both rely on tech (Nadine). We have an iPad at the front desk that shows who is “Here Today” and I setup a screen that shows the same information but bigger and continuously. But I mucked up the works that drove the screen so it’s not up anymore. Nadine can also email alert when you and someone you want to meet are both in the space. Fun stuff but both require the tech and going to a machine which less interesting since it’s not at the table, with the people when they are working. That would be more exciting and more in line with your question I believe.

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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Eli Malinsky [email protected] wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

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Ah, I understand better now. Love the conversations y’all have and as I grow more here, I hope to contribute more as well!

Thanks for your response!

-Elise

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On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Jacob Sayles [email protected] wrote:

Elise,

We use Nadine to manage our space. It’s an open source system we developed here at Office Nomads. The points that Alex and Alex made are really important to keep in mind though when considering technical “solutions” since they don’t really work for the majority of cases they are relied on for. People come for the people first and foremost. The main reason Nadine works for us is that everyone gets a profile (entered by us) since this is how we track membership. The member facing sided of it is a perk most people don’t care about.

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On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 7:42 AM, Elise Colcord [email protected] wrote:

Hey All,

I’m fairly new to the coworking world, been involved since Oct. 2013. Jacob, that sounds really interesting and an organic way for members to “team-up” for projects or answer questions. What kind of system were/are your using when you refer to tech ?

Thanks,

-Elise

www.thincsavannah.com

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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 7:44 PM, Jacob Sayles [email protected] wrote:

We have done this in a few different ways but both rely on tech (Nadine). We have an iPad at the front desk that shows who is “Here Today” and I setup a screen that shows the same information but bigger and continuously. But I mucked up the works that drove the screen so it’s not up anymore. Nadine can also email alert when you and someone you want to meet are both in the space. Fun stuff but both require the tech and going to a machine which less interesting since it’s not at the table, with the people when they are working. That would be more exciting and more in line with your question I believe.

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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Eli Malinsky [email protected] wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

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Eli,

at first, they were forgetting. But now it’s working just fine.

It’s the first thing you see after the front door.

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On Friday, 31 January 2014 13:46:25 UTC-2, Eli Malinsky wrote:

Interesting. Samir - do people consistently move their magnets in and out? i.e., is it working?

We also have a magnetic board with pictures and project/org names, but i’m not sure people would consistently use it to indicate their attendance.

And, while I agree with Alex Hillman, our philosophy is to use multiple modes - technical, social, interpersonal, physical artifacts, etc - to reinforce community. Different people engage in different ways and we try to create a multiplicity of options that suit different personalities, etc.

I’d love to hear any other ideas!!

Eli

For what it’s worth Desktime has a member directory built into the app so it shows members the folks that are in the space today and those that are part of the community, but aren’t booked in the space. Since it’s the same system that managing billing and scheduling we’ve had great success at the member directory being up-to-date and utilized.

https://www.desktimeapp.com/features/members

At NextSpace we have a member’s also have wall that stays current with folks pictures. They add a little “new” symbol so folks can quickly see new members of the community.

Sam

Desktime powers Coworking.

http://desktimeapp.com

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On Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:36:15 PM UTC-6, Eli Malinsky wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

Sam

Sounds great - but how do you track who is in the space today - I guess they have to check in somehow but what works for you ?

Justin

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On 2 Feb 2014, at 18:11, “Sam Rosen” [email protected] wrote:

For what it’s worth Desktime has a member directory built into the app so it shows members the folks that are in the space today and those that are part of the community, but aren’t booked in the space. Since it’s the same system that managing billing and scheduling we’ve had great success at the member directory being up-to-date and utilized.

https://www.desktimeapp.com/features/members

At NextSpace we have a member’s also have wall that stays current with folks pictures. They add a little “new” symbol so folks can quickly see new members of the community.

Sam

Desktime powers Coworking.

http://desktimeapp.com

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:36:15 PM UTC-6, Eli Malinsky wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

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Nice to see this discussion.

I’ve had several requests from members for a way to see who’s in each space, who is sitting where, and whether they could reserve seats next to each other for the day, so I’m curious if there are good available (and affordable) online solutions. Although I would prefer the low-tech solution of members just looking to see who’s there, here’s why I’d like an Internet tool (that can be accessed away from the space):

Challenge 1: Allowing members to choose who to work alongside across multiple floors and multiple locations. We have two coworking spaces about 15 minutes away from each other (by public transport). All members are free to work at either location and some of them mix it up moving between locations on a regular basis. Some members have preferences about who they work with (or who they don’t work with), and often it’s an overall view they want to decide where to go. I don’t want to reinforce cliques, but on the other hand, I do want to make it easier for members to choose the environment they’d prefer without having to visit both spaces to decide. If they could log themselves into the website and get a sense of who’s where (especially if they know there friends will be doing it, too), it would help them decide where to work.

Challenge 2: Allowing members and the coworking space to manage capacity across multiple locations. Almost all of our desks are hot desks, and there is amazing variatiability in how full (or empty) a floor or coworking space is. Some members prefer a busier space and some prefer a quieter space. If they could look to see how crowded the different locations are, it would again help them to decide where to work that day (and help us manage our resources more efficiently so we don’t have to worry about a space being completely full while the other one is half empty). (This part doesn’t require any kind of identity or seat-specific tracking, just a space use/availability counter that could be visible to members off site.)

Challenge 3: Allowing members to reserve spaces to be sure they can find a desk next to each other on a given day. Sometimes a group of three or four members wants to work alongside each other on a project for the day. Usually this isn’t a problem since we they can usually find a spot with four available seats side-by-side. But we’ve had larger teams (off three or four people) who decided not to join our coworking space because they were worried about being able to find free tables to work together reliably. We always have plenty of available space, but not always four spaces next to each other, so I’ve had to tell them that that won’t always be possible. Members have there own keys and often there isn’t a manager at the space to reserve a desk if we wanted to offer that option. I’d love a system where members could reserve seats online (with a map of the space, so they could be sure to reserve seats alongside people they want to collaborate with).

My ideal would be some kind of 2-D space layout tool (like the many online tools for seating planning for weddings or other one-off events, but instead for a permanent seating layout) with the ability for members to log in to a seat but only once they’re connected to the onsite Internet. I’d like it to have a reservation system, so you’d have both current users and an ability to see future reservations. And I’d like the ability to set fees for reservations (so people only reserve seats when they need them), and to set automatic cancellations of reservations if people don’t log in to their seat from within the space within a certain specified time (to minimize seats being reserved that aren’t actually used). My thought was a good tool like this would have great general use (movie theaters, restaurants, any place with fixed seating where groups might want to be able to choose where they sit or who they sit near without having to first show up and see what’s available. You could have an option to log in through google+, facebook, linkedin, foursquare, etc., and either make your identity “public” or just make it visible to your “friends”, etc. But even without the mass social media tool designed for multiple purposes, I’d love a solution that just worked for my coworking space and our members. Does anything like this exist already? (Or anyone want to build it? :slight_smile:

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On Monday, February 3, 2014 6:37:14 AM UTC+1, Justin wrote:

Sam

Sounds great - but how do you track who is in the space today - I guess they have to check in somehow but what works for you ?

Justin

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On 2 Feb 2014, at 18:11, “Sam Rosen” [email protected] wrote:

For what it’s worth Desktime has a member directory built into the app so it shows members the folks that are in the space today and those that are part of the community, but aren’t booked in the space. Since it’s the same system that managing billing and scheduling we’ve had great success at the member directory being up-to-date and utilized.

https://www.desktimeapp.com/features/members

At NextSpace we have a member’s also have wall that stays current with folks pictures. They add a little “new” symbol so folks can quickly see new members of the community.

Sam

Desktime powers Coworking.

http://desktimeapp.com

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:36:15 PM UTC-6, Eli Malinsky wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

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One of our members designed a simple check-in page from our website so you can be at home and see who’s in the space on a given day. It also flows over into my google analytics so I can see what kind of use we’re getting and if any patterns are emerging. This helps with knowing how many of what types of memberships I can continue to sell. Here’s a link http://coherecommunity.com/checkin-form

Angel

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On Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:36:15 PM UTC-7, Eli Malinsky wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

Hey Angel, how consistently do people use this form? Any tips?

We’ve played with something like this and found that it’s really, really hard to help people create this habit.

-Alex

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On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 3:50 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski [email protected] wrote:

One of our members designed a simple check-in page from our website so you can be at home and see who’s in the space on a given day. It also flows over into my google analytics so I can see what kind of use we’re getting and if any patterns are emerging. This helps with knowing how many of what types of memberships I can continue to sell. Here’s a link http://coherecommunity.com/checkin-form
Angel

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:36:15 PM UTC-7, Eli Malinsky wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

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Hi Alex,

We’ve got that part covered. Like at a hotel or coffee shop, our members have to log in on a splash screen before they get access to the internet. So, no problem getting them into the habit and it helps me log attendance data.

My current challenge is taking that info and having it published on the website. Thanks Angel for sharing how you’re doing it. You’ve given me some ideas.

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On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Alex Hillman [email protected] wrote:

Hey Angel, how consistently do people use this form? Any tips?

-Alex

We’ve played with something like this and found that it’s really, really hard to help people create this habit.

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On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 3:50 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski [email protected] wrote:

One of our members designed a simple check-in page from our website so you can be at home and see who’s in the space on a given day. It also flows over into my google analytics so I can see what kind of use we’re getting and if any patterns are emerging. This helps with knowing how many of what types of memberships I can continue to sell. Here’s a link http://coherecommunity.com/checkin-form
Angel

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:36:15 PM UTC-7, Eli Malinsky wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

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Hi Glen,

What are you using to meter the internet access? I’m in the midst of upgrading our network and this would be a very useful thing to set up.

Anca.

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On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Alex Hillman [email protected] wrote:

Hey Angel, how consistently do people use this form? Any tips?

-Alex

We’ve played with something like this and found that it’s really, really hard to help people create this habit.

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On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 3:50 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski [email protected] wrote:

One of our members designed a simple check-in page from our website so you can be at home and see who’s in the space on a given day. It also flows over into my google analytics so I can see what kind of use we’re getting and if any patterns are emerging. This helps with knowing how many of what types of memberships I can continue to sell. Here’s a link http://coherecommunity.com/checkin-form
Angel

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:36:15 PM UTC-7, Eli Malinsky wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

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Hi Anca,

We’re using Meraki managed access points and they’ve been pretty flexible for our needs.

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On Saturday, February 8, 2014, Anca Mosoiu [email protected] wrote:

Hi Glen,

What are you using to meter the internet access? I’m in the midst of upgrading our network and this would be a very useful thing to set up.

Anca.

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On Feb 8, 2014, at 1:31 PM, Glen Ferguson wrote:

Hi Alex,

We’ve got that part covered. Like at a hotel or coffee shop, our members have to log in on a splash screen before they get access to the internet. So, no problem getting them into the habit and it helps me log attendance data.

My current challenge is taking that info and having it published on the website. Thanks Angel for sharing how you’re doing it. You’ve given me some ideas.

On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Alex Hillman [email protected] wrote:

Hey Angel, how consistently do people use this form? Any tips?

-Alex

We’ve played with something like this and found that it’s really, really hard to help people create this habit.

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On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 3:50 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski [email protected] wrote:

One of our members designed a simple check-in page from our website so you can be at home and see who’s in the space on a given day. It also flows over into my google analytics so I can see what kind of use we’re getting and if any patterns are emerging. This helps with knowing how many of what types of memberships I can continue to sell. Here’s a link http://coherecommunity.com/checkin-form
Angel

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:36:15 PM UTC-7, Eli Malinsky wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

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Hi all,

I’m in the process of implementing a technical solution to this for my new coworking space (Engineroom).

We have a Ubiquity UniFi WLAN from which I’m able to get a list of users (through a 3rd party API) who are currently active on the network. This list is then published to a Firebase database and users can then view (in realtime) who is active on the network via a web app that pulls data from Firebase.

Kyle McLaren

Founder

@EngineroomHQ

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On Friday, 31 January 2014 01:36:15 UTC+2, Eli Malinsky wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

Those UniFi AP’s look pretty great, but are surprisingly cheap to me compared to the other enterprise options I’ve tested. It says “up to 100 concurrent connections” in the traffic management part, but I’ve learned the hard way that those numbers are usually theoretical :slight_smile: How many people do actually you have distributed across each one?

-Alex

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On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 5:49 AM, Kyle McLaren [email protected] wrote:

Hi all,

I’m in the process of implementing a technical solution to this for my new coworking space (Engineroom).

We have a Ubiquity UniFi WLAN from which I’m able to get a list of users (through a 3rd party API) who are currently active on the network. This list is then published to a Firebase database and users can then view (in realtime) who is active on the network via a web app that pulls data from Firebase.

Kyle McLaren

Founder

@EngineroomHQ

On Friday, 31 January 2014 01:36:15 UTC+2, Eli Malinsky wrote:

Hey all

Wonder if anyone has novel ways of showing which members are in the space on a given day. Do you use table signs? flags? Pictures? Anything? I’d love to hear any creative ideas.

We’ve tried a few things in the past but nothing’s really stuck. I’d love to hear your experiences, see pics, etc.

thanks!

Eli Malinsky
Centre for Social Innovation
New York // Toronto

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