Cali and I carpooled to Denver this morning to cowork at Green Spaces in RiNo (River North Art District) near downtown. We were slated to attend the Sustainable Ventures Meetup tonight and then realized that was occuring IN a coworking space so decided to snag day passes off of their website in advance.
We got here around 11am. Erin, the Community Manager, greeted us, showed us around and gave us the options available for seating. Even though Green Spaces desks are more spread out, Cali and I opted to sit shoulder to shoulder (Cohere style) since that’s what we’re used to. Cali’s friend @markwmann coworks here and while she chatted with him, I met Brok with myGroFarm who is working on a free standing, covered mini-greenhouse for people in apartments, seniors or otherwise garden-challenged people. We talked sustainable food production and then Cali and I got set up at our uber trendy “door turned desk” work station.
Cali and I knew we had found a good group of people because we got invited out to the local hot dog joint right away. Of course we said yes, on account of our Cohere #frankfurterfriday roots.
We all enjoyed a “billy dog” which sports a pickle spear, onions, peppers, tomatoes, neon green relish, onion salt, mustard and ketchup. Um, yeah, they were pretty tasty and naturally, Cali has a crush on any place with neon green relish and neon orange furnishings. Mark introduced us to fries covered in pesto, garlic and bleu cheese. I don’t feel it necessary to mention that we ate all of them without any trouble at all.
Now we’re back at coworking and I’ve seen a fair amount of collaboration going on in different groups around the space. Cali and I have finally settled down enough to begin to be productive, except for the aside we just had where Cali called me an “aggressive typer.” Apparently, I type quickly and with great relish (not neon green).
I’m not going to lie, I’m missing my Cohere folks quite a bit but I’m working on getting the Denver and Boulder coworking spaces on the Coworking Visa program so members can flow back and forth between spaces as part of their memberships. Imagine, the Colorado Freelance Economy without cubicle, office, or city walls. Yeah, we’re doing that.