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May 28th, 2008

CodeFactory Open House

The CodeFactory is Ottawa’s coolest, newest and quite possibly the first (I think) co-working space. Right on.

I stopped in at the open house yesterday to congratulate Ian Graham and partake in the festivities. The event had an excellent turnout and was a great opportunity to see how the space has been transformed from just a few weeks earlier when I attended the OttawaWebWeekend at the CodeFactory.

Opening speakers Scott lake from Jaded Pixel and StartupOttawa, Mike Milinkovich from Eclipse Foundation and Denzil Doyle from Doyletech represented some excellent examples of those who have been there done that and are doing it. Their words were very encouraging to the entrepreneurs in the room focusing in on great Ottawa success stories, our strong grass roots community and the importance places like the CodeFactory will play in our future.

I too am a strong believer that co-working spaces like the CodeFactory will become great catalysts as well as starting points for many good ideas and startups to come. I’ve see first hand the success that BarCamp and DemoCamp has had over the last couple years and if a place like CodeFactory can have that same electricity on a daily vs monthly basis, look out.

Here are a few pictures I took at the opening.

The CodeFactory is located on the second floor of 246 Queen Street between Bank and Kent, right above the Green Papaya. You can find out more at the CodeFactory Web site.

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Hi Mark, thank you for taking the time to attend the opening and your help with the business cards and collateral. Appreciate the post as well. Great pictures.

If you are near bank and queen please feel free to drop by for a java.

Ian

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