Fancy a Jelly?

I thought jelly was something children ate with their ice cream at parties but it seems, like so many terms these days, jelly has been redefined.

http://www.workatjelly.com/ gives the best explanation:

Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off. You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

More explanation is given in this Vimeo video.

The video was created by Amit Gupta, one of the originators of the jelly idea.

Jellys have been going on for a good five years in the US but have really taken off in the UK in the last year. There is now a UK Jelly site with it’s own twitter feed so you can receive updates on the latest jellys to be organised.

I’d noticed a few events being mentioned by people I follow on Twitter and there is a Somerset Jelly site. There’s even talk of having a Jelly in Melksham, where I live! Judy Heminsley of How to Work From Home seems to be leading the discussions.

Who knows, I might get to a jelly very soon!

Further Links

  • The kind of jelly in question here is not the red, wobbly stuff
  • Freelancers Forgo Office Space for Casual Coworking

One thought on “Fancy a Jelly?

  1. Before starting work at Bath, I worked freelance for a while, and the monthly Jellies in Frome (run by Judy Heminsley) were a really good way to break the isolation of working from home. You get a really creative atmosphere from working with people from such a variety of fields. Definitely something worth trying!

    Jez

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