work at home meetup
This next season of my work life will involve working from home, telecommuting from a home office. While I prefer working in a noisy environment like a Wifi-hotspot, be it Starbucks or Mayorga, power outlets are sometimes scarce and coffee + snack costs add up. Though, of course, it isn’t as costly as leasing an actual office space (a professional office space like HQ.com are very nice, I’ve used one before at a previous job. And, from what I can tell, the notion of coworking might fit the bill for me very well!)
To get in-person conversations with people is what I miss most (though I don’t miss the hour-plus commute I used to have.) Next week I’ll be going to my first meetup. Kim Collins (a job coach and blogger) is organizing a meetup next week for work-at-home and co-working types like myself in the Montgomery County, Maryland area. The meetup is next Wednesday, October 11th, 1:00pm, at Aqui Brazilian Coffee (12615 East Wisteria Drive, Germantown, MD 20874.) Right now there’s 2 of us RSVP’d. I know, the meetup is in Germantown, and I work in Bethesda, but it’s close enough for me and for you if you’re in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Clarksburg, Silver Spring, even Potomac.
Would love to meet more of you who telecommute and/or work at home! Sign up for free at meetup.com and see you there!
[update] Stephen [ht: faithmaps] shared this related USA Today article: Working out of a ‘third place’
hey DJ, glad to see you up and about in the blogging world. I hope all is well. I just wanted to tell you that Tim Keller rocked the house as usual at Desiring God. In case you hadn’t seen this yet, You can download it for free at http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/EventMessages/ByDate/1832_The_Supremacy_of_Christ_and_the_Gospel_in_a_Postmodern_World/ and read a good summary at http://www.challies.com/archives/002116.php. Alot of it was rehash of stuff I heard him say before, but some good new material too. Also check out the Q&A with him, Driscoll and Piper: http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/EventMessages/ByDate/1830_A_Conversation_with_the_Pastors/