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Guac and Salsa Competition
at Camaraderie Coworking
  • Tue Aug 5, free
  • bring your best sample of guacamole or salsa to be judged! 
Introductory Photoshop
at Camaraderie Coworking
  • Wed Aug 6, $22

Social Media Intermediate Level
at Camaraderie Coworking
  • Aug 7, 7:00pm, $15
Social Media for Beginners
at Camaraderie Coworking
  • Sat Aug 10, $15
Introductory InDesign
at Camaraderie Coworking
  • Aug 13, 7:00pm, $22
Social Media Intermediate Level 
at Camaraderie Coworking
  • Aug 16, 3:00pm, $15
Successful Etsy Selling
at Camaraderie Coworking
  • Fri Aug 1, $5
  • a day of coworking for just $5
Design Thinking for Impact Workshop 
with Exhibit Change
  • Aug 15 and 16
Public Speakers Association: Toronto Chapter
at Microsoft Store: Yorkdale 
  • Thu Aug 28, 6:30pm
Community Engagement Walks 
with Exhibit Change
  • Aug 28 to Sep 13
Until Next Time

"It’s the promise of innovation and community that makes coworking most appealing.  Behavioral studies have long shown that sharing and collaboration can lead to instances of creativity and innovation in the workplace. It only makes sense that organizations and small businesses find that they gain more from working together, rather than alone. 
~ Working in the UnOffice
Happy Coworking Day!

Aug 9, 2005 was the day the first coworking space opened in San Francisco. Founder Brad Neuberg wanted to create a space that was different from businss centres, more productive than home or cafes, and more social than working alone. He called it coworking, and encouraged his friends to take the idea and open their own, spread it around, mix it up.

Each year on Aug 9 we celebrate Coworking Day, and since it falls on a Sat this year, we're doing Coworking Week instead! Come by for a Guac and Salsa Compeitition on Tue, 
a potluck lunch on Wed, and free coworking all week long. Other coworking spaces in Toronto are also celebrating Coworking Week. So, Happy Coworking Week, and on Sat we wish you a Happy Coworking Day!

We have a few articles for you, but this newsletter is very events-heavy. Check out the great things we, our members, and our colleagues have on tap this month.

In this issue:
  • Nikil Saval - Lyndon’s Event Review

  • CUBED - Angela's Book Review

  • Writing on the (Bathroom) Wall
  • Closed for the Holidays
  • Linked Again
  • Event Listings
Nikil Saval - Lyndon’s Event Review
We asked one of our members, Lyndon Johnson of Think Different[ly], to attend an author reading and do a review of the event. The author was Nikil Saval, who has spent years analysing the office, culminating into his book CUBED: A Secret History of the Workplace.

In his review, titled Cubed: coworking – the secret future of the workplace is already here, he says that at the event Saval touched on the frustrations that many people have from working in a traditional office (exemplified in movies like Office Space and shows like The Office), but it took until the end of the event to talk about coworking, the clear option for many people to avoid the frustrations of an office and gain their independence in a productive atmosphere. 

CUBED - Angela's Book Review

After Lyndon attended the book reading and author talk, we asked one of our members, Angela Bepple of Skilltree, to do a book review to dive deeper into the book.

She said it was a heavy read through the middle as Saval went into too great a detail of the historic office, but concluded her review, titled Cubed: do we take the office for granted?, that it was a fascinating look at this history that prompted her to think more about the politics and of work and labour and the role played by coworking.

Writing on the (Bathroom) Wall

We have about 6ft of mirrors in our bathroom. Our space used to be residential apartments, and the bathroom wasn't renovated with the rest of the space. So we decided to take advantage of the space for some private notes - it's writing on the bathroom wall, er... mirror.

The question was "What are you thankful for today?" and the answers are awesome.  It's pretty hard to get a good photo given they are mirrors, but have a look at this community and entrepreneurial love:

And then we decided to use another mirror for more:

Aw shucks!
Closed for Labour Day

We'll be closed on Mon Sep 1 for Labour Day.
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