Hack Coworking Blog

Hackathon recaps, interviews and articles about innovation in coworking spaces

The impact of Covid-19 on coworking spaces located in regions attracting digital nomads.

A conversation with Ruba Nemekh, General Manager at Porto i/o, Mayur Sontakke, Founder of NomadGao and Moe Tomoe of Founder TAO HUB. Moderator: Sara Magnabosco, Head of Operations Hacker Paradise.

During this session, our panelists discuss the challenges and benefits of coworking spaces in the context of Covid19. They share their experiences and advice on coworking and provide an overview of how coworking spaces have been evolving in various countries.  Moderator:  Sara Magnabosco, COO at Hacker Paradise Speakers: Ruba Nemekh, General Manager Porto i/o,  Mayur Sontakke, Founder NomadGao Moe Tomoe, Founder** TAO HUB** The resumption of tourism and nomadic travel in Portugal, India, and Thailand.

The Future Experience of Work

A conversation with Bertie Van Wyk, Workplace Specialist, Herman Miller

In this video, Bertie Van Wyk discusses the future experience of work, with a focus on the importance of workplace wellness and the trend of employees working remotely. Herman Miller has been studying the future of work since 2001 and made a projection in 2006 called “Grounded” that predicted the impact of events such as pandemics and fluctuating oil prices. The study brought to light three key points that will shape the future of work in the next 5-7 years:  communities, not companies;  machines work for us and we want control;  and coworking.

The Rise of Virtual Coworking

A conversation with Tomokazu Morisawa, Founder and CEO of The Deck (Osaka, Japan) and Manuel Zea, Founder of the Coworking Spain Conference (Madrid, Spain).

The video discusses the rise of virtual coworking, and how it has helped to promote coworking as an industry. It promotes two different initiatives that came during the pandemic: the virtual edition of the Coworking Spain Conference and the virtual coworking community created by several coworking operators from Japan, including the DECK, using a tool called REMO. Digitalization of Coworking. 00:05:00 The conversation starts by discussing the rise of virtual coworking, and how it has helped to promote coworking as an industry.

Opportunities Born Out of Covid-19

A conversation with Natalia Davydova, Branding Director at Gaiax and Nagatacho GRiD

In this video, Natalia Davydova discusses the opportunities that COVID-19 has brought to their space in Tokyo: Nagatacho GRiD. Natalia Davydova works for GAIAX, a Japanese startup studio that develops social media and sharing economy solutions to tackle social issues. Gaia operates under the Principles of Steel organization, which grants employees complete freedom to choose when, where, and how they work, what projects to participate in, and even allows multi-employment. The company also provides various programs and facilities to promote work-life balance, such as playrooms, yoga and meditation facilities, and child care.

The Future of Workspaces in a Post-Pandemic World

A conversation with Sylvia Bay, Vice President and Senior Director (Design) at JustCo

In this video, Sylvia Bay, Vice President and Senior Director (Design) at JustCo, one of Asia’s leading coworking players, discusses how JustCo adapted to the pandemic, as well as, their perspectives on building the future of work by creating smart digital workspaces.  Managing the pandemic when you have multiple coworking locations across different countries. When COVID-19 hit China, JustCo’s local teams were able to react quickly and put in place measures to keep members and staff safe.