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Hi all

My name is Juan and I am from Austin, TX. I have been in Zurich since beginning of July (even though I did an exchange year when I was 16-17) and staying till mid August. I have a startup web company with two Swiss partners (smartbridge.ch) and I came to work here directly during this summer.

In the US, usually freelance developers, writers, designers, etc, will go to coffeeshops where there is free wifi and electrical plugs and work the whole day. You just get bored working from home. Does anybody in the community do this? If so, where? If not, are you interested?

After a couple of weeks of working at home, I finally found a nice coffeplace with electrical plugs and free wifi. The coffee bar is called SiONo and it is just two blocks from Bahnhof Wietikon. Drop me a line if anybody is interested.
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Free wifi?
I could do with that while I wait for Cable com to send my modem..
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Sweet!

I still have two weeks left in CH, and plan to go work there almost everyday, unless somebody finds a better place.

In no way, I am making propaganda to this place, it's that it is the only place I have found with free wifi, and you can stay for hours and hours.

http://www.si-o-no.ch/

or

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=e...3&z=16&iwloc=A
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The only other bar I know nearby that offers free WLAN is Plüsch (map).
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At SiONo, you usually see people with there laptops. Funny thing today that I was there, and my laptop just wasn't able to get on the free wifi. This has happened to me before, but I know its not in general because I have been with friends and it has worked for them but not for me. I did see a lot of people with there laptops, so I imagined that it was working.

So.. who is up for this then?
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It is my assumption that most people here own only one, perhaps two laptops, and therefore do not possess the combined power of three machines which seems to be required to be able to use the Wi-Fi connection at this place.
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Re: Web Developer in Zurich

Juan on the whole I think it's more an American/Canadian thing to hang in Starbucks etc to work all day long. I personally like working alone and for chit chat I use this place. Hang here longer and you won't feel alone while working.
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It is my assumption that most people here own only one, perhaps two laptops, and therefore do not possess the combined power of three machines which seems to be required to be able to use the Wi-Fi connection at this place.
Why would one person need three?
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Juan on the whole I think it's more an American/Canadian thing to hang in Starbucks etc to work all day long. I personally like working alone and for chit chat I use this place. Hang here longer and you won't feel alone while working.
I agree! It is totally an american thing and the term is either co-working or Jelly (http://www.workatjelly.com/).

Anyways, if anybody is interested, just drop me a line
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Re: Web Developer in Zurich

In Zürich city try Wings on Limmatquai.

There's also a place on Badenerstrasse between Lochergut and Zypressenstrasse(?) Tram 3 and 2. Can't remember the name but it's next to a Pizza Courier place.

There must be loads more.
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Wings looks really nice!! and on their website they do say they have free wireless.

Maybe I will check that one out today.
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