What to look for & how to do it: Coworking.
Coworking spaces are popping up everywhere. (Ignore them, we're here)
LifeHacker.com has a few boxes that your coworking space needs to tick - and don't worry, StumpJump Co-Lab ticks all of them.
- Speedy Internet: Wifi and ethernet! ✅
- 24/7 building access: If you've got a dedicated desk pass, you'll get a security access tag! ✅
- Snacks: Biscuits, coffee and fruit. ✅
- Location: Public transport is easy, food is even easier with cafes and restaurants all around, or you can just use Uber eats! ✅
- Privacy: Meeting room, chill areas and the boardroom mean you can have a quiet or private meeting. ✅
- Community and events: Yes and yes! ✅
- Fees: Just for the use of our spaces or extra bits such as photography equipment. Nothing hidden! ✅
- Where you work: Semi-private desks, an open desk, couches and chairs aplenty. ✅
- A kitchen: Not just a fully equipped kitchen, we've got a bar and kitchenette as well! ✅
- Try before you buy! ✅✅✅
And if you're wondering how best you can maximise your time at SJC, here's a few tips from Lifehacker:
- Buy a backpack: Keep your belongings together, safe and easily accessible!
- Consider beefing up your Wi-Fi: If your laptop or ipad can't handle our Wi-Fi's speedy capabilities, it might be worth buying an external Wi-Fi adapter!
- Use VPN: SJC features a secure network, but Lifehacker is correct - it never hurts to make extra sure no one knows what you're doing on your travels through the world wide web!
- Lock down your laptop: We've got plenty of security, but you should ensure you have a password on your computer, so that there is no chance someone else uses it. The camera's will know if someone does, but by then it'd be too late!
- Play in the cloud: If you can't afford a hard drive or just don't want to lug one around - Store stuff online so you can get to your files in whichever room of the StumpJump Co-Lab you find yourself!
- Set up the right apps before you need them: Well, that one just makes sense.
Just like checking out StumpJump Co-Lab.