WORLDWIDE #JELLYWEEK

Nov 07

BLOG GENERALLY UPDATED: Looking back on 3 Jellyweeks

imageFor a good finish the blog is generally updated now! Finally three Jellyweeks are documented here.

What you’ll find on the blog? You can read, what Jellyweek was all About and who supported the project over time. The links 2013, 2012 and 2011 lead to the original Jellyweek Maps, three impressive prooves for dynamic cocreation. Under Impressions you find photos and videos of the variety of events which took place all over the world. Apart from bringing up joy and creativity Jellyweek was a process of community building: Under Network every participating organisation, project and network is listed in geographical order. The section Voices shows some beautiful statements of people for whom Jellyweek meant something valuable. And under Press you can browse through the resonance in the media. 

If you have something extraordinary to add to the documentation, please send it to world@jellyweek.org. Enjoy browsing and all the good memories!

Oct 15

Even GREAT THINGS have to end

Dear Jelly friends,

after 3 years of Jellyweek it’s time to say goodbye to this fabulous project and to let it go.

When an innovative project becomes routine, it’s in danger of losing its spirit. On the other hand a limited project will be kept in memory as something exceptional, formative and full of character. And for sure the time for coordinating this successful project was growing from Jellyweek to Jellyweek. It’s clear, that the dedication to a non-profit project is limited. Fund-raising would naturally have led to a more solid organisational structure and to even more routines for sure 
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but this would have been contradictory to the very nature of Jellyweek which is free, innovative & unpurchasable. 

So it’s not easy, but logic to say goodbye to this marvellous project. It’s about time to leave … towards other topics, priorities and adventures. It’s time to start something NEW …


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This Jellyweek era of the last years was an extraordinary time full of fun, creation, encounter and learning. Thanks to all who helped to make it as wonderful and unique as it was: First of all to every organizer of the 526 Jellies which happened over these 3 years, and then especially to Nadina Helen Bakos, Julianne Becker, Bert-Ola Bergstrand, Scott Bolden, Anna Cashman, Kate Michi Ettinger, Carsten Foertsch, Beatriz Guilarte, Xaver Inglin, Zofia Mackiewicz, Leila Pais de Miranda, Gonzalo Molinero Garcia, Gunasekar C. Rajaratnam, Kyo Satani, Willi Schroll, Arnaud Sellenet and Leslie Starr.

Thanks for your heart, brain, contribution, energy, time, investment and your smart and lovely ideas. It was a big pleasure and treasure to meet you and to collaborate.

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Jan 11

How to experience Jellyweek — locally and globally

Preparing for Jellyweek is like taking preparations for a journey. It’s time for a quick check-up wether all essential things are in your suitcase. Then our common glocal collaboration trip can get started, wherever we are. How exciting!

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LET’S JELLY LOCALLY

It’s amazing, how many beautiful, enormous and spontaneous events are organized by around 200 hosts from 37 countries in 6 continents, numbers still growing. You can see all locations with event descriptions on the

—-> JELLYWEEK MAP

All these local events are made for the local communities. You have to be there to experience the happenings and people for real. The virtual connection can’t substitute this.

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SURFING THE JELLYWEEK

By the way: It will be difficult to get an overview about everything during Jellyweek because of the full amount of activities worldwide. It will be a huge wave. So it’s great to ride the event as a surfer. Follow your interest, your passion. Follow the streams of communication. Connect-up with people, topics, communities and countries you feel attracted to. Amazing stories will develop. That’s for sure.

LET’S JELLY GLOBALLY

Thanks to social media we can build relationships on global scale. And we can experience each other in the virtual sphere. Unbelievable, but true. Let’s do the unbelieveable.

To get in touch with each other while being at different places there will be video conferences on google+, so-called hangouts. And some hosts will provide livestreams, where we can follow events from far away. And there will be collaborations and partnerships between jellies. And there will be global events to initiate activities happening simultaneously all over the world.

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GLOBAL INTERACTION CALENDAR

If you plan global interactions, you can put a small entry in the following editable documents. They are the calendar for global interaction during Jellyweek. Please use this containers only for global activities, not for the local events. The local events can be seen on the map and are promoted locally. Will your global interaction be on a single day, please put your entry in one of these documents:

—-> MONDAY 14TH       
—-> TUESDAY 15TH        
—-> WEDNESDAY 16TH
—-> THURSDAY 17TH     
—-> FRIDAY 18TH           
—-> SATURDAY 19TH
—-> SUNDAY 20TH

If it’s a more general activity or an event running the whole week, please put it here:

—-> THE WHOLE WEEK

Let’s see, which kind of cocreative global interaction plan we can build together.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: JELLYWEEK’S SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS

Some channels are really required for your Jellyweek journey, some are nice to have. You are the traveller, who chooses the right means for your individual collaboration journey.

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Here a brief overview:

—-> FACEBOOK GROUP as main communication channel
—-> FACEBOOK FANPAGE for following the recent news
—-> FACEBOOK EVENT for inviting your crowd
—-> GOOGLE+ COMMUNITY as gathering point for google+ hangouts
—-> TWITTERWALL for an overview about #jellyweek tweets
—-> TWITTER ACCOUNT for enjoying fresh tweets
—-> FLICKR GROUP for uploading pictures of your jelly event
—-> YOUTUBE CHANNEL where your videos can be listed
—-> PIC BADGE for your profile picture
—-> WORLDTIMEBUDDY for organizing your meetings worldwide

FINALLY: UNCOMPLETE PRESS REVIEW

At the end thanks for the great articles of 

—-> OUISHARE
—-> DESKWANTED
—-> SHAREABLE
—-> MOVEBLA
—-> DESKMAG

Thanks for accompanying our journey until today with your reports and support.

SO: 
LET’S START THE JELLY JOURNEY! 
LOCALLY, GLOBALLY, GLOCALLY!
NOW!

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Nov 01

Weaving a glocal net of collaboration

JELLYWEEK 2013 IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS


It’s exciting and a new beginning. You can register to the next WORLDWIDE JELLYWEEK, which takes place from 14th to 20th January 2013 all over the world. Everybody, who likes to explore collaboration with his local community and who wishes to connect with collaborative people from all over the world is invited to join the adventure.

In the last WORLDWIDE JELLYWEEK in January 2012 there were 223 jellies hosted in 35 countries in 6 continents including Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Columbia, Egypt, Kenia, Singapore, Kasachstan, USA and most of the European countries. It was a breathtaking experience to build up more personal connections on a global level, to inspire old and new local communities, to explore together the sense and obstacles of worldwide collaboration and to connect other sectors and movements with the worldwide coworking infrastructure. It was all about creating new synergies, a huge win-win-situation for all participants and a rich field of open innovation for networks worldwide.


ARE THE QUESTIONS OF JELLYWEEK 2012 ALREADY ANSWERED?

"Which important needs can be fulfilled by coworking? For which local and global problems coworking can be a part of the solution? How can coworkers use the global coworking infrastructure to foster their businesses and projects? Which people and networks aren’t yet connected to the idea of coworking and should be involved? How can business-oriented networks and NGOs use the coworking infrastructure for their global community building and actions? How can we communicate during the #JELLYWEEK from jelly space to jelly space, from continent to continent with each other? Can we send voyagers from one place or continent to another place or continent in january? What kind of technical, organizational, social and cultural prototypes can we develop during the #JELLYWEEK for the enrichment of a global coworking culture?"

We are on the path. So let’s continue to collaborate and to explore the deeper sense of global coworking in the upcoming WORLDWIDE JELLYWEEK 2013. The world is waiting for you.

So let’s go the next steps:

SIMPLY REGISTER & LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IDEA OF JELLYWEEK.

PLAN A JELLY WITH YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY.

CONNECT AND COCREATE WITH COMMUNITIES WORLDWIDE.


LET’S GLOCALIZE AND WEAVE A BIG NET OF COLLABORATION, THAT REACHES OUT ALL OVER THE PLANET.


Oct 31

As from tomorrow it’s up to you guys: community builders, coworkers, entrepreneurs, changemakers, developers, innovation enthousiast and problem solvers of all kinds.

As from tomorrow it’s up to you guys: community builders, coworkers, entrepreneurs, changemakers, developers, innovation enthousiast and problem solvers of all kinds.

Oct 04

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Dynamic map for the Jellyweek 2013, any developer willing to contribute? -

arnodmental:

Hey guys, The Jellyweek 2013 event is approaching, and this year and forever after, communities and people that want to participate will have a more real-time / simpler way to make their project visible. Previous years, registration happened on a google hosted Google Map and google spreasheets, now we chose Usahidi to make it more powerful, visible, open, interoperable.

Usahidi is an open source project hosted on Github, it’s based on the Kohana PHP framework. It’s also available as a hosted version : Crowdmap which is nice because it eliminates the hosting issue, but is limited when it’s about customizing (theming and custom plugins). What’s more this is an opportunity to contribute to a nice open social-based project.


For this any developer that want to join the effort is welcome to contribute the Usahidi fork to have the best tool available for JW13 (registration starting on 1st november).

First goal is to make a nice responsive theme. One could also create some plugins and support for the JW13 and share it with the rest of the world.

Will you jump in ?



Jul 30

PROUDLY PRESENTED: Jellyweek Crew Part 3 / Zofia, Beatriz, Annemarie

Yeah, the Jellyweek crew is completed: We are happy to present finally today the third part of the crew: Zofia, Beatriz & Annemarie from Italy, Spain & France are providing their statements for you: Who I am? What’s my vision for the next Jellyweek? How I will travel to the Camp location in France? And what is my vision for the Camp in September? Very promising answers.

Zofia Maria Mackiewicz / Italy & Poland



WHO I AM

I’m an open-minded, dynamic person who after over 10 years of working for an international corporation decided to leave everything and move from Poland to Italy. When I arrived here I was given an opportunity to work as a marketing consultant for one of  the first coworking spaces in Italy and met many online coworkers from Perth to Michigan. Their enthusiasm was contagious and they were all convinced that coworking changed their lives and their careers. I understood how powerful it can be.

MY JELLYWEEK VISION
I see Jellyweek as an opportunity to gather together, as an occasion to exchange our experiences and ideas, but also to share our successes. A well-organized Jellyweek could become an “injection” of inspiration during these difficult economic times.

HOW I WILL TRAVEL TO THE SUMMERCAMP
I am taking a direct flight from Venice to Toulouse and then we’ll see … train, carpooling, who knows. May the adventure begin!

MY SUMMERCAMP VISION
I’m looking forward to meeting all of you, to discuss our coworking issues and to share our ideas in a friendly, lively atmosphere. I hope that we will come up with some game-changing strategies for the future.

Beatriz Guilarte / Spain


WHO I AM
After working many years (which flew by), organizing events throughout Spain permeability and allow enrichment in the implementation of the vast Spanish labor legislation. I learned that passion, professionalism and collaboration are essential ingredients to tackle any project work that provides a bonus to the society in which it develops. Currently working as a Coworker-promoter in Café Mac: We opened the first center of Valladolid Coworking being a leader in Castilla y Leon. We realize that each person should take charge of their own future work, collaborating on projects, sharing and learning experience and professionalism of the rest of the community.

MY JELLYWEEK VISION
We need people who practice and promote a set of values and attributes associated with creativity, collaboration and multiculturalism.

HOW I WILL TRAVEL TO THE SUMMERCAMP
I will travel by plane from Madrid to Toulouse and after by bus or train to Carcasonne.

MY SUMMERCAMP VISION
I am sure that  it a great opportunity to share experiences, ideas and projects from different people with a common thought: being close to people, not being isolated and collaborate.

Annemarie Heinzl / France


WHO I AM
A visual management passionate woman. Mother, creating a business model related to her daughter’s profile. Which represents general teens and Y generation vision of life & work.

MY JELLYWEEK VISION
Make visible the integration of very different profiles, young people, elder one, unemployed, entrepreneurs, in existing equipped –in France
public spaces: libraries, maisons pour l’emploi, maisons de quartier, townhalls, schools, centres de loisirs … Mix profiles to create social, constructive, life-long learning relations.
 
HOW I WILL TRAVEL TO THE SUMMERCAMP
Will travel driving my car. By the way: will pass near Toulouse, can pick someone up at airport or railway station, on monday 3th of September.

MY SUMMERCAMP VISION
Bring myself to the group being focused on result-oriented work. Open minded, like concrete milestones set and work done. I will be curious. I will love to integrate a virtual group in real-life, participate to make this group a GREAT team!

You missed part 1 and part 2? Go for it.

Jul 11

PROUDLY PRESENTED: Jellyweek Crew Part 2 / Xaver, Arnaud, Anni

After the first part of the crew with Leslie, Bert-Ola and Leila today the second part is presented today: Three times more experiences, skills, energies and visions are included into the Jellyweek crew to make things grow. Again four simple questions for them: Who I am? What’s my vision for the next Jellyweek? How I will travel to the Camp location in France? And what is my vision for the Camp in September? For those, who also want to be part of the mission: The booking will be open untill the 11th july 12 pm.

Xaver Inglin / Switzerland / Jellyweek 2012 Participant & Jelly Web Thinker


WHO I AM
As the initiator and co-founder of coworkingZUG. I believe in small, trusted networks with global connections. My passion is to build real and virtual places that make collaboration fun. Having a background in information technology, I know that “peoplware” is as important as hardware and software.

MY JELLYWEEK VISION
Jellyweek is a great event that brings together people from all over the planet willing to share their ideas, experiences and projects. Participants discover new peers and take the chance to establish new connections. This valuable network of engaged co-creators drives change with lots of positive energy.

HOW I WILL TRAVEL TO THE SUMMERCAMP
Most likely by train via Geneva, Lyon.

MY SUMMERCAMP VISION
We understand what is needed to facilitate Jellyweek. We aim for processes and tools that support the participants to discover, engage, meet and collaborate. The core team takes action to make Jellyweek 2013 a pleasant, unique, fun event you don’t want to miss.

Arnaud Sellenet / France / Jellyweek 2012 Participant & Jelly Organizer


WHO I AM
Cofounder of this cutie tiny coworking space in Toulouse called Tau. Like most people currently working here on a daily basis, I’m a freelance web developer.

MY JELLYWEEK VISION
It’s good to know that more and more people stop to be isolated because of their professional activity. Coworking spaces and jellies are nice answers to this issue. And Jellyweek is a chance to show it by the example, it’s one week for promoting the way we want to work, by inviting the rest of the world to join us and work the jelly way for a week - at least.

HOW I WILL TRAVEL TO THE SUMMERCAMP
By car, from Toulouse, through Carcassonne probably, anybody willing to jump in from Toulouse or Carcassonne is welcome !

MY SUMMERCAMP VISION
I’m expecting many things from the summercamp: come there and meet people with many different experiences and point of views about coworking, share ideas, knowledge, learn, plan some local and global events for the next Jellyweek. And speak english, it’s been a while, I miss it :) I’ll bring some homework too, computer programming under the trees is inspiring. 

Anni Roolf / Germany / Jellyweek Founder


WHO I AM
As a collaboration and diversity enthusiast I created the idea of Jellyweek in 2010. I’ve organized the first Jellyweek in 2011 on a european level, and the second Jellyweek in 2012 together with Willi Schroll on a global level. I’m a wholehearted freelancing community builder, project manager & consultant.

MY JELLYWEEK VISION
I love to cocreate the next Jellyweek with a bigger, international team, to involve more countries and networks into the next Jellyweek and to create together transformational power. Why not having a Jellyweek ambassador and at least one jelly in each country of the world? Why not involving more coworking spaces all over the world to take part? Why not asking hackerspaces worldwide to join the week? Why not including also scientists, startup incubators, artists, changemakers, NGOS and others with their actions and thoughts to learn more about global collaboration? The sense of Jellyweek is for me also to discover once again more than before the richness of our beautiful world, its people, its topics and its challenges. Jellyweek is about dealing in a experimental, productive way with all of it.

HOW I WILL TRAVEL TO THE SUMMERCAMP
I plan to take the train to Paris and then from Paris to Carcassonne.

MY SUMMERCAMP VISION
I love to meet the great people of the crew (most of them I know from online collaboration during and after the last Jellyweek) for the first time personally. I wish to cocreate with them an inspiring process with perhaps totally new ideas for the next Jellyweek. I love to have this kind of well prepared surprise bag. I believe, that this crew will be able to create an unbelievable next level of Jellyweek.

More to follow. So: Join the crew. Book the camp. Push the movement.

Jul 06

PROUDLY PRESENTED: Jellyweek Crew Part 1 / Leslie, Bert-Ola, Leila

From 2nd to 9th of september the international Jellyweek Crew will gather for the first time at the JELLYWEEK SUMMER WORKCAMP in the south of France. It will be a very important moment for the Jellyweek movement, when people who mostly experienced together the first Worldwide Jellyweek in January 2012, but who didn’t meet each other personnally before, will come together with their experiences, skills, energies for the first time to cocreate the next Jellyweek in January 2013. See also the cool deskmag article to learn more about the camp.

Today we present the first part of the crew with asking them four important questions: Who I am? What’s my vision for the next Jellyweek? How I will travel to the Camp location in France? And what is my vision for the Camp in September? For those, who also want to be part of the mission: The booking will be open untill the 11th july.

Leslie Starr / France / Camp Organizer & Jellyweek 2012 Ambassador


WHO I AM
I am a strong minded girl, a wife and a mother, I live in the country side and I’m passionate about coworking. I’ve created an association: "Uploader" to promote coworking through organizing events: Jelly, FrozenJelly and now the Jellyweek Summer Workcamp. I believe that rural areas can benefit from the coworking movement and wish to help develop it.

MY JELLYWEEK VISION
Jellyweek is the one event that makes a difference, people from all over the world get together online and face-to-face. This event gives the chance to everyone to connect, meet, create partnership, get involve in new projects and be part of a worldwide movement.

HOW I WILL TRAVEL TO THE SUMMERCAMP
Unfair really, as i only have to drive 30 minutes to get there!

MY SUMMERCAMP VISION
I feel that in order to create a strong core team, it is important that we meet face-to-face, share our points of view, feelings, and experiences. We can then define what we need to improve the next Jellyweek, get organized and start creating. This will be a unique event and I am feeling proud and happy to be part of it.

Bert-Ola Bergstrand / Sweden / Jellyweek 2012 Ambassador


WHO I AM
Over the last years I have initiated and been part in developing a global network of Institutional entrepreneurs called Social Capital Forum. Aim of the network is to facilitate social capital development among actors in society, connecting local with global, urban with rural and virtual with face to face meetings. Moreover, I have been involved in developing the “Impact Investing” field in Scandinavia, hosted a number of events on the topic in the Nordic countries together with SoCap and other actors. I have also been part in outlining a new type of innovation system, the Biosphere Innovation system which basically connects social entrepreneurs into the context of Biosphere reserves. Finally, I am at the advisory board of some great social enterprises and facilitaing some awsome social media groups.

MY JELLYWEEK VISION
Jellyweek 2012 was a powerful movement which grew quickly and spread widely around the world in a few weeks time. I have a few ideas what could be the reasons for that and in 2013 I hope there will be an even more dynamic event with more participation around the world. If there could be 400 coworking places with 10 000 changemakers involved it would be awsome, but fully realistic. I also hope that I can understand the dynamics better around Jelly Week, its possibilities and challenges by using the social capital theory.

HOW I WILL TRAVEL TO THE SUMMERCAMP
I guess I will fly to Paris and then take a train.

MY SUMMERCAMP VISION
In the Summercamp I hope to learn more about the coworking movement around the world, not the least experiences from Brazil, which seems to be a very interesting country related to social capital development. Also the quilt project which was a very fascinating project would be great to hear more about. The quilt project has the potential of giving anl understanding in how to develop more sustainable development around relationships. Also I hope to enjoy the wine and culture of France, and baguette!! I remember when I was climbing in south France some 20 years back. My first trip on my own to another country in europe, outside the Nordic countries. A great experience! I am sure this trip will bring at least the same positive memories for the future.  

Leila País de Miranda / Brazil / Jellyweek Quilt Creator


WHO I AM
I was born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro in 1958 and became a mother in 1989. I graduated in Engineering and Systems Analysis and have always had special interest in helping children to be happy, creative and nice for themselves and others. In 1996, with two friends - Nilton Lessa and Luis Eugênio Pacheco - I opened "Moleque de ideias" - a space of co creation, where we have a team of software engineers and that can be also used by children from 4 years of age onwards to develop their own ideas and learn what they really want to learn. In Moleque de ideas we explore new technologies, including e-textiles. In January 2012, when I heard about Jellyweek, I decided to propose the co creation of a quilt, a piece of e-textiles, as a symbol of the coworking movement. It’s working!

MY JELLYWEEK VISION
Like the 2012 edition, Jellyweek 2013 will be a source of inspiration and motivation for us to meet with old and new friends and have again the pleasure of living and creating something meaningful together in the same space - physical and virtual.

HOW I WILL TRAVEL TO THE SUMMERCAMP
On August 31 I’ll fly to Paris and then to Toulouse where I’ll spend the day getting to know the historical center. The next day, I will go by train to Carcassonne, where I will meet with everyone to follow to Frontiers-Cabardès. I intend to spend the week following the Summercamp in Barcelona.

MY SUMMERCAMP VISION
I see the SummerCamp as a special moment of celebration of the idea of co creation. I believe in the transformative power of small groups acting together as creators rather than consumers. The Jellyweek Quilt 2012 is an example of co creation and it’ll be there in Summercamp, reminding us how we make beautiful, intelligent and meaningful things together - and just because we want to.

More to follow. So: Join the crew. Book the camp. Push the movement.

May 24

JELLYWEEK SUMMER WORKCAMP is coming

JELLYWEEK SUMMER WORKCAMP is coming to the South of France and wants you to join the powerful international core team for the cocreation of Jellyweek 2013.


JELLYWEEK SUMMER WORKCAMP is about innovation, cocreating processes and structures for global collaboration and of course the meeting of extraordinary people: It will be a week to build up a committed international team with a strong shared mission. In our team of activists we need all skills for imagination & implementation for concrete & visionary project management of #JW13.

COME & JOIN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
LET’S CREATE THE NEW & NEEDED
LET’S MOVE HUGE THINGS TOGETHER
LET’S COCREATE #JW13

We will meet up in the inspiring environment of Frontiers-Cabardès / Aude in the South France near to the Pyrenees. Leslie Starr, one of the most active ambassadors from JELLYWEEK 2012, who is living in that beautiful region, will host us there.


The agenda is already existing as draft. Please feel free to add you propositions on the etherpad or contact world@jellyweek.org.
2 SEPT ____ arrival & trip to the surrounding nature
3 SEPT ____ getting to know each other & cocreating the vision for #JW13
4 SEPT ____ project planning #JW13 & creation of teams
5 SEPT ____ teamwork with sharing sessions at the beginning & end of the day
6 SEPT ____ teamwork with sharing sessions at the beginning & end of the day
7 SEPT ____ final session, cocreation of a plan for the period until #JW13
8 SEPT ____ trip to Carcassonne & party
9 SEPT ____ departure


JELLYWEEK SUMMER WORKCAMP will last 7 days & cost 205,75 Euros for the accomodation. Booking is possible via Eventbrite.

Thanks a lot to Leslie Starr from Jelly09. by Uploader, who’s organizing the camp with jellyweek.org. And thanks for the support of our partners deskmag, Social Capital World Forum, groaction and OuiShare. If you also want to give support to the camp, please contact world@jellyweek.org.

We are looking forward to this new adventure with all of you!

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