What keeps you busy while at 804RVA (what's your job)?
I write custom software for clients and work on my own web application products.
How would you define coworking?Co-working is how self-employed people have co-workers. It's a way to get some of perks of working for a firm like peer feedback, conviviality, and outside-the-home office space without having to be an employee and make somebody else rich.
How did you begin coworking at 804RVA?
I had been interested in coworking ever since my friend Jim showed me Lightbulb Coworking in Charlotte, NC. I dipped my toes into the jelly concept a bit in 2010 and put my contact info on the Jelly wiki. Later, some fellow developers and I were looking at opening a communal office, and Larkin reached out to me just before we got serious about it. Now we have the benefits of working with a larger community while having a space for us to go heads-down on code.
Who is someone you would have likely never met, but have really enjoyed getting to know at 804RVA?
So many of my developer friends have been joining that I haven't really gotten to know anybody new at 804RVA, but I certainly look forward to it.
What's your favorite thing about coworking at 804RVA? A permanent location for the Central Virginia Ruby Enthusiasts Group, our Ruby user group that had to beg around for meeting space before many of us became members here.