Today the Boston Service Jam organizers scoped out three possible venue spaces we’re considering for the jam. We’d love to hear from our jam community which space would be the best for this year’s event. Comment below or tweet us @BOS_service jam #gsj #boston
Hack/Reduce was a big, open space with plenty of seating, A/V setup, whiteboards and tables. There wasn’t anyone there so we just walked around the outside and looked in the windows. It has a large courtyard. It’s in a residential area, so coffee/food is 2-4 blocks away. The closest transit is Red Line Kendall/MIT. There was little street parking. Looks like we are talking to a representative from hack/reduce tomorrow. Stay tuned.
275 Third St, Cambridge, MA 02142
District Hall is on Seaport Blvd. down near ICA. It’s a large, newly renovated building and has beautiful, open workspace with whiteboard-paint walls, cafe and conference table seating. There is a cafe on site but it was closed. There was also a full-service restaurant on site, Gather, which was open Sunday. There was some street parking but mostly paid lots. The closest transit is Silver Line.
75 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Boston Youth Hostel
Boston Youth Hostel has a big, open lobby space and was bustling when we visited. There was almost no parking out front. The nearest transit stop is Chinatown. The community room looks like it could hold 15-20 people max. There’s a piano in the room, tables, chairs, A/V setup, a cafe (open). There are a lot of cafes and restaurants nearby. The lobby has tables, chairs and soft seating for lounging.
19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116