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A quick look inside the Brickyard

Michele KirkPatrick on Being Brickyard’s Community Manager

Sajid Islam interviewed Michele KirkPatrick, the Community Manager of Brickyard on June 6, 2018. [caption id="attachment_2309" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo by: Benjamin Burgess ([/caption] Transition to Community Manager With a husband in the military, Michele was working 65 hours a week with the constant conflict of having to choose between family or career.  Her husband got an amazing opportunity in Alabama and went for a year. During that time, Michele was on the search for a job that could provide her…

FH+H celebrating the opening of Chisel

France Hoang and Tom Craig: Founding Chisel – A Space for Lawyers

On June 4, 2018, Sajid Islam interviewed France Hoang and Tom Craig of Chisel.   Chisel is a slang term for lawyers.  Accordingly, Chisel is a coworking space specifically for lawyers built within a law firm, FH+H. Finding a Niche France and Tom were partners together on the law firm, FH+H.  Fh+H is a very entrepreneurial law firm. Part of what differentiates FH+H from other firms is that the Lawyers are also entrepreneurial.  The firm itself is always looking for…

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Susan King Glosby and Nora FitzGerald: Women-Owned WorkAway Solutions

Susan King Glosby and Nora FitzGerald were interviewed about WorkAway Solutions on May 31, 2018 by Sajid Islam. Background Susan and Nora knew each other as friends.  They depended on one another to take care of each other’s children and support one another’s work.  They would occasionally cowork at each other’s houses but primarily worked from home. However, one day in June of 2017, the two went to a cafe for a change of scenery.  There, they spent $40 on…

Sajani Amarasiri at Colombo Cooperative

Sajani Amarasiri Talks About Opening Colombo Cooperative in Sri Lanka

On May 24, 2018, Sajid Islam of Discover Coworking interviewed Sajani Amarasiri about Colombo Cooperative. Inspiration Sajani was born and raised in Sri Lanka until she came to the Pittsburgh for university, at 18.  Her career took her to Seattle where she worked with Amazon and Microsoft. The year Sajani left Sri Lanka was the year the civil war ended.  When she returned to Sri Lanka, it was interesting to see how different it was when from when she left.…

A view inside Nest Coworking

Jessica: Nest – Coworking in Dubai

On May 9, 2018, Sajid Islam interviewed Jessica Edwards.  Below is the summary of the conversation. Background Jessica Edwards comes from Buffalo, NY where she had her first coworking experience.  There, she contributed to the redevelopment of the area and got selected to be curator of design innovation garage (dig).  Dig coworking space was inside a 4-story business incubator on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, which has been the economic hub for Buffalo over the past decade.  Jessica opened and…