working-at-desks-and-lunch-on-roof-320 Newsletter: Additional membership optionsThis is a new membership page that was made (and revised and revised) with suggestions from more than 12 members. Everyone who was asked likes it better than the earlier membership page options. I made it public last week.

If you have any suggestions or questions, I’ll value that. If you know people or companies that might want to sign up, or groups that might be interested in having this be their workplace, that’s great.

Over the past few weeks I’ve been reaching out more to members, asking for optional advice and suggestions. At least two people have expressed interest in being on a Coordinating Council to provide advice and suggestions and outreach to other members. The coordinating council will meet once a week here, likely 15-30 minutes each week, and will be 3 to 5 people. Email or tell me if you might want to be on it.

The last few weeks have been a great experiment:

  • First Fridays Free Days were a success and will continue at least this coming Friday May 6th, with expanded hours of 9am to 5pm, and no need to volunteer on tasks while here.
  • Free days every day didn’t work because fewer people came, and I’ve stopped that.
  • The quiz worked great but seems unnecessary, so I’ve taken that down.
  • We had Lightning Talks for the first time in years with that format, and it was great, 6 of us participated and shared what we’re working on for 5 minutes each, then had conversations after. The next is May 19, 4-4:30pm.
Written by Alex Linsker