Have you ever thought of the purpose behind why you work? Going through the rollercoaster called life with a blurred purpose, misguided goals or a lack of understanding about your inner ambition is a trap too easy to fall into these days. How does one really explore one’s purpose?
I learnt a couple of things last night. The first was that there is an awesome street in Edgecliff near the WeCo Coworking space that has free parking [fist pump] and the second was that there is a group called “Sydney Testers” that meet up monthly and discuss “testing” things. Which in a geek way is pretty bloody awesome.
Usability Fix is Sydney’s first usability testing event for start-ups. It’s based on the idea that start-ups hate doing usability testing with their target market, as it’s costly, time consuming, and we often think there’s better ways of getting feedback – i.e. online tools. Unfortunately, nothing beats face to face feedback from unbiased people.
Sometimes we forget that the Sydney city centre is not the centre of the world. Co-working spaces and incubator hubs are popping up left, right and centre outside Sydney metro, making the commute for many tech workers much easier. WeCo, set in the Eastern Suburbs locale of Edgecliff, is due to launch sometime next week. We talk to Joel Hauer, the co-founder of WeCo and get the lowdown on the new space and how it came about.