Epic Alt.Space is Epic
Although the title itself is enough to depict how epic Alt.Space was, especially during Hackweekend being able to accommodate 60 plus odd people and programmers, we thought a full blog post is in order.
Staying true to its name, Alt.Space is definitely a great alternate space for you to spend your afternoons doing work or building things (most probably software, we’re not too sure how the two Nicoles would feel about a bunch of woodcutters in their space) if you’re looking for a change of scenery to have your business discussions, meetings, study sessions, coding sessions, or even as an office space, if you’re just starting out and can’t afford to rent a proper office and also can’t get work done at home because the ambience just isn’t right.
At Alt.Space, the ambience is the very epitome of “just right”, even Goldilocks would wander in, settle down and start coding, if she knew how to code. The music is soothing, at the right volume and takes away the homocidal thoughts you just had about that client who wanted yet another design change. The space itself is very warm and raw, with wooden tables and benches, cemented floors and walls that gives off a slightly unfinished look, with witty posters they have on these walls that add even more character to the space.
If the ambience isn’t enough, Alt.Space also makes a pretty mean drink! And by mean we mean great. Their lattes, cappuccinos, and smoothies would be a good enough reason to want to rent out a table for a month, until you get sick of drinking delicious smoothies and cappuccinos (which will probably never happen. Those Nicoles know how to get you hooked so you never want to leave).
And to add to already glowing review, they sponsored the cozy space you worked in during Hackweekend – staying till late taking your coffee orders and coming in all fresh and bubbly in the morning to make sure you were fresh and bubbly for the upcoming demos.
And if that’s not epic enough, the owners of Alt.Space agreed to throw in more sponsorship and gave the winner of Hackweekend’s People’s Choice Award a table for the team to work on their winning project! This prize went to Shafiu, the team behind Taxi Watch, a crowd-sourced app that works via SMS and web to check a taxi’s level of dodginess, and they get a table for the whole team for two weeks, where they get a special table with a plaque, and drinks and snacks. For two weeks. Anyone interested in joining team Taxi Watch can sign up here. Just kidding. But seriously though.
All in all, Alt.Space was PERFECT for Hackweekend 2. Alt.Space? More like, AWESOME Space!