Last Wednesday, Danielle Hulton, owner of Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe gave a lovely talk at Ignite #23. The title of her presentation (slides below) was “Where a Bookstore Becomes a Community” and she told a story about herself, her husband David Hulton and Crystal Blaylock Gee and how together they helped create Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe, a new and wonderful place for the Seattle Tech Community. It was in the beautiful architecture of Town Hall Seattle, that Danielle announced to the world (and to a few hundred people live) that Ada’s is going to offer a coworking space called “The Office.”
You may have heard about it already. Good things get people talking, I guess. See a lovely article by the architect’s company on their blog: How we design office spaces | Board & Vellum. Or the exquisite photography of Vickie Miao in Sprudge’s article: In Seattle, A Geek’s Paradise Of Technical Books, Coffee, And Coworking (the phrase “geek evangelism” is still sitting strangely in my head) and the Slog, helping spread the word: Ada’s Technical Books to Open Coworking Space | Slog. We even got some press from Fast Co. Why The Office Is The Worst Place For Work | Fast Company | Business + Innovation. (Just kidding, great article though.)
The Office – A Co-Working Space (upstairs at Ada’s) is the website to go to pre-apply for a space. The website is one big hyperlinked image leading the user to fill out a pre-apply form. “We will approve applications based on space available and in such a way as to create an amazing work experience for everyone involved. Keep in mind that The Office is working towards a summer of 2014 opening date.” Good luck, applicants. It’s going to be quite the treat in the summer time, brand new office space and perfectly timed coffee –you know we have Arduino hooked up to our Oji cold drip device.