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Guest Speaker, Founder of GitCoin + GlenX CoWork Sneak Peak

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5:00 - Doors open
5:30 - Intro and welcome
6:00 - 7:00 - Guest speaker
7:00 - 7:30 - Q & A + mingling to ask questions about the new space
7:30 - later - Walk the strip to check out 1st Friday
8:00 - 9:00 - Aspen Entrepreneurs sponsored drinks @ Beer Works

We are very lucky to get to have this event in the potential future GlenX Coworking space in downtown Carbondale. We are going to organize a collaborative night with Kevin as the guest speaker (see details below) while also getting a sneak peak into the potential space. This is a one time opportunity to see how coworking is going to improve in Carbondale in a fun laid back environment. There will be opportunity to sign up for a seat at the new coworking space in advance so tell anyone you know who might be interested! Because this is on First Friday we are going to plan a fun community oriented night. Expect to meet people, get inspired by innovative blockchain tech, contribute feedback to people developing coworking opportunities, and hangout with friends afterwards at one or more of the Carbondale hangout spots. 

NOTE: There will be no furniture yet so we'll celebrate in Carbondale casual style with lawn chairs (bring one) and legs.

The digital world as we know is built on open source software yet it’s still a challenge to fund open source projects. Typically the biggest and most used open source projects are supported through large organizations that can support a project that serves the interests of the organization. GitCoin offers an innovative opportunity to fund open source projects while mitigating the need for support from large organizations. This can help fill functionality gaps in large projects while also providing funding sources for smaller projects. 

Another exciting aspect to GitCoin is the opportunity it provides to open source contributors living in rural communities. By implementing funded features a person can generate additional income while at the same time supporting the open source community. One day it might be possible to rely on GitCoin as a primary income source making it more possible to live in mountain communities than ever before.