Come and spend some time with these smiley people.
After running the pilot version of the Nomad-in-Residence Program this summer, we are ready to bring this awesome community-supported membership back in 2013! Applications are now being accepted, and we’ll have the form open until January 15, 2013. Apply today, or send the link along to someone you think would be a great fit as our next Nomad-in-Residence.
What is the Nomad-in-Residence Program, you ask? It is a community-supported Resident membership designed to help bring a new Resident into our space for whom membership is currently financially out of reach. For a 3-month period, you receive 1/2 off your Resident membership thanks to the generous contributions by current members (which is then matched by Office Nomads). In exchange for having the barrier to entry for membership lowered, we hope that you’ll give back to the Office Nomads community by sharing your knowledge, hosting classes, or doing something else awesome that makes our community even stronger (even a little bit more than we all do normally, that is).
Questions? Comments? Wondering if you might be a good fit? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be more than happy to help you out!
Two floors of coworking at Office Nomads is awesome!
We’re having a great time getting to know our new first floor space, and are loving it more and more each day. If you haven’t come by to check it out, you should – we’re open M-F from 8:30-6 as usual. We’re always happy to give you a quick tour of the space and answer all of your coworking questions. In fact, we have a whole new team of Community Cultivators on hand who are there to help you get acquainted with all the goings-on in the space (we’ll tell you more about them soon – I promise!).
Specifically, if you are interested in becoming a Resident, you can take advantage of the opportunity to pay 6-months in advance and receive a little discount. Drop by and chat us up and we’d be more than happy to tell you all about it.
November 1: Office Nomads turns 5
We are throwing a big Open House event on November 1st and we want you to be there! Please join us in celebrating 5 amazing years of coworking on Capitol Hill, our newly expanded space, and the fabulous team that makes Office Nomads work so well. You can RSVP here via Facebook, or just come on by between 6-9pm on Thursday, November 1st. Families, friends, coworkers and colleagues are most welcome to attend.
“I love having a
very functional kitchenette!” -Alex
It is exciting times at Office Nomads these days as we prepare to expand our coworking operation onto the first floor of our building! If this is news to you, please let me direct you to our formal announcement on the matter. It’s worth watching.
And now, for a few little glimpses into the wonderful world that is the first floor. We are so excited to get started making changes & improvements, and waving our magic “Office Nomads style” wand around down there.
Desk in “first floor preparation” mode.
Hey pretty window! Thanks for letting in all that nice light!
Jacob in his happy place.
This wall is not long for this world. Walls are best when they’re knocked down.
More photos to come as the space changes and develops. Better yet, swing by sometime and we’ll be more than happy to give you a tour!
After listening to to the Nomad community and reviewing the Office Nomads membership levels, we are excited to announce the introduction of the Advocate membership. The idea is simple: provide an easy, low-cost way to be supported by and participate in the Office Nomads community.
Advocate membership is $30/month and includes one visit per month as well as all the usual perks of an Office Nomads membership. What this means is that you will be able to participate in the Office Nomads mailing list, attend any of the community events in the space, and you can proclaim from the mountain tops that you are a Nomad. This is the perfect sort of membership for individuals who are not able to come to Office Nomads regularly but still would like to be connected to our community.
Adjusting our membership offerings in response to community demand is important to us. If you have any thoughts, ideas or questions, please get in touch!
“If you’ve taken the leap (or been pushed) out of a supported company-based employment, or work from home for whatever reason, you might miss that office life and culture that is so fun and even inspiring. Office Nomads offers it in spades, on your terms.” – Charlie
Photo credit: Trina Gadsden 2012
“I am more motivated when I am surrounded by other people who are also working, and I’m impressed at how focused everyone seems to be.” – Jane
Trina Gadsden 2012
Not too long ago, we asked the members of Office Nomads to submit to us any and all of their favorite things about working at Office Nomads. The responses were awesome, and range from the office environment to the neighborhood we work in.
And so, we introduce you to a new blog series: Nomads Favorite Things! We’ll regularly update simply a photo, captioned with what the favorite thing was all about. We hope you dig ’em. And we hope that it inspires you to write to us and tell us your favorite thing about Office Nomads. We’d love to hear from you!
So without further ado, our first Favorite Thing:
“I have a place outside of my home where I can work in comfort but without the distractions and politics which come with an office full of coworkers.” – Trevor
Photo Credit: Trina Gadsden 2012
Several months ago, a group of Nomads gathered and discussed the culture here at Office Nomads. We talked about what helps contribute to the culture of our coworking space, and how those elements interact with one another. It was a fantastic exercise, and one we plan to go through again and again as our coworking community grows and changes over time.
After our discussion, we made up a quick chart of the threads of our coworking culture:
Do you run a coworking space? Are you a part of a coworking space? What do you think contributes to the culture of your space? Share your thoughts here!