WHAT IS JELLY?
Jelly is an informal and FREE work meetup that brings together freelancers, digital nomads, solopreneurs, writers, and anyone else "who'd like to work alongside other creative people in a welcoming environment" for the day. "We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition" (workatjelly.com). The first Jelly was held in New York City in February 2006 and Jelly now takes place in hundreds of cities around the world.
Coworking in Prague hosts a Jelly every two weeks--including once a month at one of Locus's workspaces--in cooperation with several coworking spaces around Prague that have decided we all benefit (our members, independent workers in Prague, and the coworking spaces themselves) when we "work together". Our Jellies have two main goals: (1) Jelly for Jelly's sake: Jelly is a great way for independent workers to feel more socially connected, to share knowledge, and to work productively with others rather than alone. Jellies support one of the central missions of coworking more generally: they help build community, well-being, and excellence among independent workers. They are directly aligned with the aims of our coworking spaces and have been part of the development of coworking spaces from the start. (2) To help spread the word about coworking and the value it has to offer. Jellies let people who are thinking about joining a coworking space learn about it first. They also give people not interested in joining a coworking space the chance to get some of the value of coworking for free.