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Meet the VSAs — Rei

The VSAs are the amazing folk who greet you at the service desk, provide you with caffeine and support you in all your adventures through time and space here at the Edge. They are essentially humble super humans without whom this place could not run. We thought you might enjoy finding out more about these mysterious creatures, so we will be quizzing them and introducing them to you over the next little while.

Rei

I started working at the Edge…
Only just recently! About a month ago.

My favourite thing about the Edge is…
The fabrication lab! I used to visit The Edge a lot to concentrate on my work as it was a great quiet space and until recently I was unaware of all the different equipment that was available to the public via the Fab lab downstairs. It’s given me the opportunity for me to work on bigger projects that I wasn’t able to do before.

Come talk to me about…
Beagles, Korean food, film photography, Japan, chorus pedals… but more importantly, your creative projects. I’d love to hear about what you’re working on.

I am making…
Actually at the moment I’m laser cutting a new pickguard for my guitar. I would love to try to make a body + neck with the CNC Router sometime too.

I am listening to…
Porches, Snail Mail and the new Dinosaur City Records compilation.

I am watching…
Terrace House (So good, highly recommend it).

In my spare time I…
Play drums in a post punk band.

If I could live anywhere it would be…
I’d love to live in Japan again for a bit but really Bris has my heart.

Pineapple on pizza?
No, never. Feel very strongly about this.

Beach or mountain?
Beach. Love a swim.

 


Brisbane Jelly

If you are a location independent worker, entrepreneur, designer, freelancer, tech head, artist, photographer, writer, thinker, blogger, programmer or ideas person, and you are stuck at home, staring at four walls, suffering from writer’s block or just wanting to work in a group environment – then why don’t you come on down to our Brisbane Jelly?

Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

Refer to the Brisbane Jelly meetup page for full event details.


Brisbane Jelly

If you are a location independent worker, entrepreneur, designer, freelancer, tech head, artist, photographer, writer, thinker, blogger, programmer or ideas person, and you are stuck at home, staring at four walls, suffering from writer’s block or just wanting to work in a group environment – then why don’t you come on down to our Brisbane Jelly?

Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

Refer to the Brisbane Jelly meetup page for full event details.


Brisbane Jelly

If you are a location independent worker, entrepreneur, designer, freelancer, tech head, artist, photographer, writer, thinker, blogger, programmer or ideas person, and you are stuck at home, staring at four walls, suffering from writer’s block or just wanting to work in a group environment – then why don’t you come on down to our Brisbane Jelly?

Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

Refer to the Brisbane Jelly meetup page for full event details.


What Is Brisbane Jelly?

Swing by The Edge on a Friday and you’ll encounter a curious group of laptop-tappers, either completely absorbed in their computers or passionately engaged in discussion. This is Brisbane Jelly, an informal co-working group that meets at The Edge every Friday from noon. The purpose of Brisbane Jelly is to sample the world’s finest flavours of…no wait, that’s not it!

“Jelly” is the name of a worldwide trend that began in 2006. Two New York freelancers grew tired of working alone, so they invited a group of other freelancers to their apartment to work together for the day. Legend has it they were eating jellybeans at the time, and like a wet jellybean to paper, the name stuck.

Brisbane’s version began in 2009, when a small group began meeting in people’s houses (and one time on a yacht). Eventually it grew too big and bounced between various co-working spaces. Then, somebody discovered The Edge – with its creative atmosphere, free wifi, convenient coffee bar and ridiculous river views – and Jelly’s remained there ever since.

That one time on a yacht…)

That one time on a yacht…

I never went looking for Jelly. Jelly found me. Around three years ago I was working on my laptop at The Edge when two sparkling-eyed young guys asked if they could share my window bay. We got talking – their names were Jaap (from Holland) and Anton (from Russia) – and they told me I should come to Brisbane Jelly. I’d seen this “Jelly” mentioned online, but figured it was for computer programmers. Being a copywriter, musician and media all-rounder, I didn’t want to feel like Jen on The IT Crowd. But Jaap and Anton persuaded me it wasn’t just for “techies” and now, I’m a regular!

Jelly on a Friday

Jelly on a Friday

I love Jelly because it attracts positive, knowledge-thirsty, outside-of-the-box thinkers, enthusiastic about what the world could be. I always learn something new and come away feeling inspired!

Originally the group was attended by programmers, software developers and designers, but we’ve also had illustrators, filmmakers, philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists and reptologists. We’ve had university students, entrepreneurs, freelancers, retirees, and employees who just want a place to work away from the office. There are the regulars, and there are travelers from all over the world who pop in while passing through.

Jelly in White, we obviously all got the memo!

Jelly in White, we obviously all got the memo!

In coming posts, I’ll profile a couple of our fascinating regulars. If you’re interested in coming to Jelly, feel free to sign up to our Meetup page. We hope to see you there!

Wendy Lang

www.wendylang.com


Brisbane Jelly

If you are a location independent worker, entrepreneur, designer, freelancer, tech head, artist, photographer, writer, thinker, blogger, programmer or ideas person, and you are stuck at home, staring at four walls, suffering from writer’s block or just wanting to work in a group environment – then why don’t you come on down to our Brisbane Jelly?

Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

Refer to the Brisbane Jelly meetup page for full event details.


Brisbane Jelly

If you are a location independent worker, entrepreneur, designer, freelancer, tech head, artist, photographer, writer, thinker, blogger, programmer or ideas person, and you are stuck at home, staring at four walls, suffering from writer’s block or just wanting to work in a group environment – then why don’t you come on down to our Brisbane Jelly?

Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

Refer to the Brisbane Jelly meetup page for full event details.


Brisbane Jelly

If you are a location independent worker, entrepreneur, designer, freelancer, tech head, artist, photographer, writer, thinker, blogger, programmer or ideas person, and you are stuck at home, staring at four walls, suffering from writer’s block or just wanting to work in a group environment – then why don’t you come on down to our Brisbane Jelly?

Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

Refer to the Brisbane Jelly meetup page for full event details.