DevLocal: Seattle’s new coworking space for developers, by developers

devlocalIf you’re a developer in Seattle looking for a place to write some software and meet fellow engineers, there’s a new place to do so.

Called DevLocal, the co-working space opening in December is a hub for developers created by developers. Carter Rabasa and Ryan Eastridge, who run the SeattleJS meetup group, are the guys behind DevLocal and plan to set up shop inside Formidable Labs‘ office in the Fremont neighborhood.

There are three options for developers looking to work:

  • Day Pass: For $25/day, you can have Internet and access to the Open Device Lab and meeting rooms.
  • Floating Desk: For $250/month, same benefits as Day Pass holders, as well as a storage locker and free programmable phone number.
  • Permanent Desk: For $350/month, same benefits of Floating Desk but with a fixed chair and desk with access to event space.
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Carter Rabasa (left) and Ryan Eastridge teamed up to create Dev Local.

“The point is to create a permanent working space where developers of all kinds can feel at home,” said Rabasa, who organized Seattle’s Sports Hack Day earlier this year. “That includes developers who freelance, work for startups or work remotely. You should feel comfortable asking the person next to you for help debugging a problem or their opinion on something you’re working on.”

The hope is to create something similar to the Bay Area’s HeavyBit, a member-only, community-based hub where developers learn how to bring their ideas to market.

For now, DevLocal will accommodate about 30 desks and host events for up to 60 seated people. There will be brown bag lunches with notable speakers, evening and weekend events, as well as the device lab where developers can check out equipment to test out their applications.

Rabasa told us that there’s been great response from the Seattle developer community so far and a list of more than 100 people are interested in joining. Rabasa, a Twilio Developer Evangelist Manager, doesn’t plan on making money — at least in the short term. One thing he does know for sure, though, is that “a lot of code will be written.”

To learn more about DevLocal, check out the website here.

  • H.a.w.k P.h.i.l

    I think the price is little expensive. I can just buy $5 coffee and sit at a nice coffee shop instead of paying over $20/day

    • http://carter.rabasa.com crabasa

      We’re not trying to compete with coffee shops. If you’re happy and productive at a coffee shop, that sounds like a great option. We’re trying to build a professional work space that is shared by a community of people building software.