As you might have noticed on Twitter, for the last half year or so I’ve been renting an office with Matt, and one by one, we’ve gathered a pretty awesome crew of collaborators to join us: Alper, Chris and Martin.
We’re not just buddies randomly sharing an office (even though we are, of course, friends), but rather we tried to gather a group with diverse, complimentary skills and interests so we could collaborate on projects.
Needing a Foursquare location to check into when being in the office, and following some heavy punning, the place is called KANT now – shorthand for tongue-in-cheek Kreuzberg Academy for Nerdery and Tinkering.
And KANT is evolving nicely as a breeding ground for collaborations, for shared exploration of ideas, for proto-typing, and of course as a lab and space to bounce ideas off of each other, too.
And just like we hoped, the collaboration-by-proximity is working out nicely! UIKonf and UIKode are two projects that emerged directly out of KANT, but there’s also lots in the corporate-proverbial pipeline as well as lots of Raspberry Pi and print tinkering, some topic sprints in the planning, and further kick-ass events to be held.
So yeah, this is good. Swing by if you’re in the neighborhood!