Jacob Sayles

jacobsayles My primary focus over the past decade+ has been coworking. In 2007 I opened Office Nomads, the first coworking space in Seattle, WA. To support this business and others like it, I wrote Nadine, the first open source coworking platform, and founded Open Coworking, a non-profit dedicated to the Coworking Movement. In 2016 I relocated to Vancouver, Canada to take on the role of Director of Technology for 312 Main, a Vancity Community Foundation community project in the old Downtown Vancouver Police building.

I have also been activly involved with many housing projects. In 2003 I lived in Puget Ridge Cohousing and was hooked on the concept of intentional living. Later I ran my own shared home, affectionatly know as The Purple, for 14 years. My wife and I worked on converting The Red Victorian into a coliving hotel in San Francisco, CA. I continued to help out with software and reservation systems for The Embassy Network.

I am currently the Technical Director at Kanawha Design, a family run coworking design studio that supports small, medium, and large collaborative spaces with business planning, operations, community development, IT infrastructure, and the many uses of technology to support their memberships and communities.