April 30 there will be a WordPress conference at WESST. If you work with WordPress you might be interested in joining the community for an all day session of informative and fun presentations by WordPress experts, both local and coming in from a far.
This WordCamp is focusing on mid-level users, people who have been working with WordPress but would still love to learn more. If you’re interested you can get more information on the schedule, or to register. You’ll want to register soon I hear there are less than 10 tickets left.
The Tech Love event space, and coworking facility is refactoring their space. No news on what they’re planning, but we hope if will contain some coworking. They are still an great place for computer repair. Drop by and wish them well!
The Albuquerque Coworking Alliance is happy to welcome WESST as our newest member.
WESST, a small business development and training organization, has opened the Veterans Suite, a coworking space designed to assist those who want to start and grow their own businesses. The Suite is dedicated to priority use by Veterans and Active Military. The new space with have fifteen workstations with computers, monitors, and printing capabilities as well as high-speed internet. More information can be found here.
If you’ve been missing the great book club discussions and the chance to meet and work with other developers in Albuquerque, fear not! Open Hack is back and working at Fat Pipe. Future meetings will be on the coworking Meetup calendar now. Thanks to Geoff Petrie for organizing this great Meetup!
Their next event will be on April 16th at 6:00pm.
We’re seeing some new Meetup groups get started this first quarter. Patrick White has started an excellent Meetup group on SEO. It’s meeting twice a month at Ideas and Coffee. Sam Hotchkiss, founder of Brute Protect, is organizing several new WordPress meetups geared towards developers and businesses using WordPress. Keep an eye on the Meetup calendar for more details.
We had some issues with our Meetup feed. The calendar of events was fine, but the individual event posts are getting lost. We’ve worked out the issue with Nuanced Media’s help. If you notice any problems, please let us know!
I’m sorry to say Convivium, one of the first coworking spaces in Albuquerque has closed its doors. We’ll certainly miss Deborah’s energy and vitality in the coworking community, but I’m sure she’s working on new and interesting projects and we look forward to hearing about them!
Anyone attending any Tech Fiesta events can come work for free at the following Coworking Alliance member spaces: Convivium Coworking, FatPipe ABQ, Ideas and Coffee, Newton’s Cradle, The Produce Company, and Tech Love. Come experience comfortable work spaces, with awesome internet connections and all the other amenities of a company office, and meet fellow entrepreneurs, telecommuters, and freelancers. Who knows what great new idea will come from a casual conversation around the coffee pot.
Keep your calendars open Sept 6 -14. Tech Fiesta returns this year with new and exciting events. Look for more announcements about how the Coworking Alliance will participate in Tech Fiesta week.
Quelab’s Grand Opening celebration is happening Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10am – 6pm.
Want to learn about Non-Newtonian fluids, or how to make your own Simon Says game? Or just get a tour of Albuquerque’s excellent Maker Space, a place for makers and hackers to join forces, build things and learn from one another. The new space located at 680 Haines Avenue NW is a 6000 square foot environment for promoting creativity and collaboration in science, art and technology.
More information about Quelab and the event can be found here.