We are slowly approaching the end of our second year since the introduction of hotdesking at CodeBase. The time has come to pay it its due.
Last night saw the launch of the first Barclays Eagle Lab in Scotland, right here in CodeBase. Our events space and Hotdesking area were packed with entrepreneurs, designers, corporates, academics, and developers, all creating an incredible buzz. When we weren't stuffing our faces with street food and drinking some tasty Fallen Brewing beer, we got to see some of the new devices in action and meet the users who were excitedly discussing projects.
Picture the scene: you’re working on a vital, time sensitive piece of work, or on the phone to an important client and the door bell goes. Or the cat starts screeching. Or the window cleaner needs a refill. It’s hardly the perfect environment to run your burgeoning startup.
The above scene may sound a tad ridiculous but it’s an increasingly common scenario as the vast majority of self-employed or freelancers choose to work from home. Sure, you can conduct your business in your slippers and catch up on that Netflix box set at lunchtime, but are you diligent enough to ignore the pile of dirty dishes or the persistent cat that wants to play?
To start 2018 here is a short video of the CodeBase Christmas Party. It was a hoot and a great way to finish the year. Thanks to all that came along and Product Forge for putting it together.
This week we caught up with Inga Rudzitis, Operations Manager at Float. Float have been a stalwart part of the tech scene in Edinburgh, and have been a key player since the early days. They've tackled a problem close to the heart of every company whether they're starting out or scaleing up: cashflow. They also are fans of rubber ducks.
In the CodeBase office, we're geeks for great stories about building tech businesses. We've each got our own selection of podcasts, blogs, and mailing lists that receive to our various inboxes on a daily basis. We've spent years curating information that we share with our team and with our tenants, but why should we get all the good stuff?