A new company called the Iron Yard will soon call half of the first floor home. It is a private school that promises to teach students computer web coding in 12-weeks. Iron Yard Instructor David Rogers said, "You're training for a job. You're training to be a front-end engineer in an entry-level position." The Iron Yard's been around for 4 years and is already in five other cities. The company says it chose Orlando in part because of the city's focus on growing a digital main street.
“It’s good to see more stuff coming out of Orlando,” said Willa Riggins, president of FamiLab, about Factur. “It sounds like they will be a little more structured, which serves a slightly different market. [Factur] seems like they do more prototyping.”
They’ve “pivoted,” exchanging one set of advantages for a different set. Let me explain. The Walker has long been seen as an important place for contemporary art. They’ve staged groundbreaking exhibitions that have traveled far and wide. They’ve also had a rich programming history. Up until now, on their website and elsewhere, what the Walker was doing was always central and was broadcast outward to spark new conversations about the art and ideas around it. This is the model that most museums follow on the web.
they are looking for nothing more than a diverse set of skills from its members, so that they might come together organically to form the blockbuster start-ups of tomorrow. “It’s an ecosystem,” Mr. Ryans said. “A lot of places focus on creating an environment where it’s like a lake, you’ve got four species of fish. We think we’re the Great Barrier Reef.” The very layout of Neuehouse is meant to suggest that work nowadays, at least for entrepreneurs, is a glorified version of hanging out.
The sharing economy can encompass a lot. There's tool sharing — whether that's bike-sharing, car-sharing or actual sharing-sharing. It also includes a subset called the peer economy, which describes peer-to-peer platforms in which people sell things to one another. There's also a subset called the "gift economy," which is stuff like couch-surfing through platforms like Airbnb. Speaking of which, the Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia described this movement this way, : "Social media is about sharing online. We've extended that behavior into the offline world.
She envisions it serving entrepreneurs that want to get out of Starbucks or a home office and into a more professional work space, as well as small companies that have established offices but perhaps want to spend a day at an off-site location for team building exercises or strategic planning. It’s Racine’s first free co-working space, Niemiec said. She said she hopes it will encourage networking, idea sharing and create a buzz among Racine’s entrepreneurial community. “Job creation ultimately is what we’re hoping (for),” Niemiec said. “I’m hoping it’ll be a benefit to downtown.”
Coworking is maturing into a promising model for talent retention and economic development in cities around the world
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At 10:30 or so last night, I was on a phone call with Mike Anello and Earl, another coworker, when Mike tells us that the President is coming on TV for a special announcement in a few minutes.
I'm like, "the President of the United States?"
I searched Google News - nothing seemed to be there yet. Twitter was exploding with it, confirming what Mike believed the announcement was about: Osama Bin Laden had been killed, and the President was going to tell us on Live TV.
In my past few years trying to create community, I have had to make a lot of decisions, whether conscious or not, about my environment. By environment I mean not only the room I'm sitting in, or the street I'm on, or the neighborhood, or even just the state of the US. I'm also talking about the people around me, individual beings, their companies, organizations, movements and activities. Then there are the memes, which seem to travel on air currents, over IP tubes, or via word of mouth at varying speeds.