Welcome Simms Space!

Albuquerque’s newest coworking space is located in the Simms Building at 400 Gold St, SE. Suite 700. Albuquerque NM 87102. Stylish and dog friendly, be sure to check out International Dog Biscuit Day on 2/23/2017. More information can be found at simmsspace.com.

New Android Developers group in town.

Welcome Daniel Heron who has newly arrived from Austin. He’s starting up an Android developers group. First meetup will be at Ideas and Coffee at 7pm on Monday Jan 9th. Here’s some more info on that Meetup.

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New Year, New App!

Monday, Jan 9, 2017, 7:00 PM

Ideas and Coffee Coworking Space
5021 Indian School NE Suite 500 Albuquerque, NM

9 Droids Attending

2017 is here! Android is on the rise! Let’s get together to talk about Android. If you are a veteran Android developer, come share your stories about the first app you built. For new android developers that will be building their first app this year, come share what you are working on and gain insight from the community.The goal is to help grow a …

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Tech Love is renovating

techlove-hackathon-horiz1-300x187The 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!

Free Coworking during Tech Fiesta!

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.

 

I just got smarter.

It’s first thing in the morning and I just opened our coworking space. Turned on the lights, opened the blinds, turned on the tunes, started the coffee brewing, and plugged in my Air. I’ve got a list of things to do today on my calendar, a few post-it notes stuck to my desk, and a few things floating around in my head that I really want to get started, but…I’m just not feeling very inspired. So far everything just looks like a chore that I don’t want to do. In fact, when I’m working alone, everything I had wanted to do when I scheduled it or scribbled it on that post-it note is quickly ruined by this vague feeling of, “I don’t wanna.”

Then my first coworker of the day walks in the door. After a, “good morning!” and a bit of catching up over the coffee pot, I sit back down at my computer and realize: I just got smarter. I’m starting to feel energized, motivated, inspired. As I’m getting to work, my second, third, fourth coworker comes in, some greetings fly around, a couple of them start working together on a project they’re collaborating on…and I get even smarter. Now I’m really digging in and starting to get excited about one of the big projects I have schedule for later in the day, I just have to knock out some maintenance stuff, updating event postings, responding to a few emails, some renewal billing…boring stuff, but I get it done fast and move on to the fun stuff. I have a new idea about the project that I hadn’t had before that is juicy enough for me to turn around to my nearest coworker and share. They love it! They say, “Oooh! And you could add….” And the idea gets better. I’m in the zone. I feel brilliant; I am brilliant.

By the time I’m done, my eyes are starting to water and my head is starting to hurt, and I am no longer a reliable proofreader or judge of my own work. I need another pair of eyes, eyes I trust. I look around, see who doesn’t have their noise-cancelling headphones on, and call on one of my coworkers who is particularly good at editing to ask if she has a few minutes to take a look. She does, and after her review, I’ve corrected a few typos (one would have been particularly ugly had it gone out; I misspelled my own company name) and feel confident posting it to the world.

Convivium Members brainstorm in the kitchen.
Convivium Members brainstorm in the kitchen.

Whew! A job well done. Damn, am I smart. Now I can go grab some lunch with some coworkers who I can hear are in the kitchen brainstorming about a new title for one of their newsletters, and I can feel it coming on: I’m about to get even smarter.

Get smarter. Cowork.