What is “Jelly in Nashua” Co-working?

What is “Jelly in Nashua” Co-working?

Every Friday I try to make it over to the Nashua Jelly, which is our local version of the nationwide co-working trend that started in NYC. If you have a regular job, you have no need of the Jelly, because you ALREADY have social interaction at work. Freelancers and the self-employed, however, often suffer from a deficiency in human contact as we toil in our basements and home offices. The Jelly is a way of regaining that contact and mixing up the routine; I find that it’s a great place to bounce ideas off other creative entrepreneurs in a relaxed environment, and I always leave feeling energized.

Editing Timeline To help promote our local Jelly, Elise at Studio 99 asked if I’d be interested in making our own video, since the NYC Jelly video portrays a different crowd than ours; we’re generally older and less tech-oriented. I shot about 20 minutes of interviews and 20 minutes of coverage, crossed my fingers, and then extracted about 3 minutes of material with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3. This was the first time I worked with DV source from my camera, and I was surprised that Premiere didn’t crash on me ONCE. That made the editing process much more fun :)

I just posted the video on Viddler…enjoy!


  1. Tammy Hildreth 14 years ago

    Nice job, Dave!  I think you captured the spirit of The Nashua Jelly, and I hope folks who watch this give it a try.  I know I walk away with something interesting every time I go.  Come see what it’s all about!

  2. Elise MacDonald 14 years ago

    Thanks, Dave.  What a great overview of the wonderful little Friday scene we’ve been creating!

  3. Richard Shelmerdine 14 years ago

    That’s a great idea! Self employed people do tend to spend a lot of time on their own. It must be great for finding like minded friends and people to date too.

  4. Carol Haralson 14 years ago

    Great job Dave! Just found your site and am loving catching up…I’ve never heard of this type of setting for self employed,“laptop laborers”, and think it is absolutely awesome! I live in a small town in north Texas and know there are dozens of us here who could benefit…I’m going to talk to some people I know about potential space!  Thanks for sharing and sparking this idea for me!