Month: January 2012

Wondering what the GCUC is all about?

If you’re wondering what the Global Coworking Unconference Conference is all about, you aren’t alone! As buzz continues to build around the coworking community, many new comers will be attending the 2012 GCUC this March. The conference is geared for two main participants: those already part of the scene and those looking to get better acquainted. The“unconference” track is great for seasoned coworkers and space owners, already familiar with what it takes to succeed as a shared space. There is also the “conference” track, structured for newer coworkers and space owners still curious about the basics. Read the full post here

16 Cool Coworking Spaces

Considering that Austin averages 300 sunny days a year, it makes sense that this coworking spot gives people who work there free run of its outdoor space—“rogue squirrels and birds that are fun to watch” are complimentary, says owner Liz Elam, who also rents it out for events. Inc. heard from several Link users who raved about coworking there, including event planner Claire Rodriguez who particularly likes the quirky additions Elam often makes to the décor just to keep things interesting. Oh, and the red step-in phone booth comes complete with a Superman cape.

Why the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) is a Conference and an Unconference

Last year our friends at Loosecubes did a wonderful thing for the Coworking world.  They saw the need for some more structure around the gathering that naturally occurs around SXSW and the Coworking industry and created the Coworking Unconference 2011. In 2009 and 2010 there were a very well- attended meetups in Austin for anyone interested in Coworking.  I attended both meetups and was awe struck by the talent that formed all in one place.  It was critical for me to talk to someone who had already done it when I was in the planning stages of my own space.  I remember talking to a couple of space owners about the size… Read More

Countdown to Austin Unconference

In just a few weeks, coworking enthusiasts from across North America and other parts of the world will travel to Austin to take part in the 2012 Global Coworking Unconference Conference. The second U.S. coworking gathering in the Texas capital will be an opportunity for seasoned experts to rub shoulders with new space operators, with topics and tracks catered for both. The GCUC has been unofficially dubbed “Juicy”, because the acronym would become too annoying to say over two days of interaction. GCUC takes place at the same time as the famous South By Southwest conference (SXSW), which means the whole of Austin will be buzzing. This year the coworking gathering will take… Read More