After a year and a half of many emails and talking about it with Tony and Jeannine, I’m pleased that my initiating more accountability/responsiveness/responsibility for the Coworking Visa paid off.
As agreed, a few weeks ago I did more outreach to people - 4 people and then 10 more, which led to Tony suggesting I play with it and for us to then align efforts, at which point I then emailed hundreds of people and launched a site last week: https://coworkingvisa.net with an interactive map and detailed listings which is totally up-to-date for all those spaces.
Then Tony did work to update Open Coworking’s listings for the Visa too, which I’m happy he announced today. So hopefully soon we will have at least two up-to-date websites of listings for the one Coworking Visa program, to keep each other more accountable and responsive, to provide a much better and more used Coworking Visa experience for our members and space owners, and to provide some UX choice.
-Alex Linsker, Collective Agency, Portland, Oregon
On Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 9:09:26 AM UTC-7, Tony Bacigalupo wrote:
I’m excited to finally be sharing a new platform for the Coworking Visa!
Key points about the new platform:
It has a searchable map! (HOORAY.)
It allows the space manager to submit, maintain, and delete their listing directly.
Listings automatically expire after one year. (No more outdated listings!)
Space managers are automatically reminded to renew their listing in advance of the expiration date.
It offers an optional way for listing owners to support ongoing improvements, but will always remain free.
Once ready, it will allow us to retire the outdated Visa wiki page. (HOORAY)
We’re looking for beta testers, so please message me if you’re interested in helping us get it rolling.
The full site should be made live very soon. More to share shortly!
PS - This an initiative of Open Coworking, a nonprofit that is dedicated to advocating for the global coworking movement. If anyone is interested in participating, we’re always looking for new voices—please reach out!