What is Jelly?
Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. Provided at a Jelly are chairs, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of.

You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

Here’s a bit of a film to explain it:

Why do you do this?
Jelly started in NYC in February of 2006 when roommates Amit and Luke realized that they loved working from home, but they missed the creative brainstorming, sharing, and camaraderie of a traditional office. (Office politics, not so much.)

So they started inviting friends to come work from their home one day a week. They soon found that working in close proximity to new and interesting people every couple weeks resulted in new ideas and interesting conversations.

Emboldened by their early success, they made it a more regular thing. Jelly was born.

Who can come to Jelly?
Generally there are a lot of designers, developers, and internet types, but musicians, cooks, sound designers, tea sommeliers, product designers, photographers and writers have been known to go as well.

Some folk are entrepreneurs or freelancers. Others work in an office most of the time, but work at Jelly for fresh ideas and a change of pace.

No matter what you do or what you create, you’re welcome to come to Jelly and share your talent and learn from others.

Here’s a little list of some of the Jelly’s in the UK:
Have a look here for where a Jelly has been set up near you or, email here to start one of your own.

If you know about a Jelly or any other co-working event near you let us know in the comments below.


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