Hack Coworking Blog

Hackathon recaps, interviews and articles about innovation in coworking spaces

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.

The Role of the Coworking Industry in Building the New Normal

A conversation with Nellie Hayat, Workspace Specialist

The coworking industry is experiencing a meteoric rise and attracting the attention of larger companies. In this interview recorded during Hack Coworking 2020, Nellie Hayat delves into the significance of coworking in shaping the future of work and establishing a new normal.  The role of the coworking industry before the pandemic 00:00:00 In this section of the video, Nellie discusses how the coworking industry was seen as a major disruptor and has helped to improve the value of work and the care given to different professionals, from freelancers to smaller teams.

The future of Access systems

by Jeremy Fain, Chief Revenue Officer at Welcomr

In our most recent articles, we took the time to iterate on Sombat Ngamchalermsak’s talk during Hack Coworking Online, all about Workplace Adaptation from 2020 and beyond, looking at the impact of COVID-19 on office design and office layout. Another angle we wanted to tackle during the event was technology in the workplace and the new trends that will rise out of COVID-19. And who better to present those than Welcomr, our challenge partner?

Workplace Adaptation: 2020 and beyond

Sombat Ngamchalermsak, Co-Founder & Director at Paperspace

Following Ben Tannembaum’s presentation on the impact of COVID-19 on the coworking industry, we made our way to Bangkok, to e-meet Sombat Ngamchalermsak, Co-Founder & Director at Paperspace an architectural company with offices across South-East Asia. The first time we met Sombat was in 2018 in Bangkok at his coworking space and we loved listening to his perspective on how workspaces are constantly mutating and evolving towards new experiences. During the pandemic, we came across a really interesting study Sombat carried together with his team called “Workplace Adaptation: 2020 and beyond”.