A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to go to New York to work in two projects for Questtonó during 6 weeks. We have an office incubated at New Lab, a place where startups of technology, engineering and design can share to create new products and business that will shape the future.
The energy of the place is incredible. The building is located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and it's a shed where the US used to build ships for the World War II. So the whole structure is made of steel and creates a huge industrial and hardware-based environment. It has workshops with different machines, rooms with 3D printers and lots of meeting rooms which we could run workshops with the clients.
Just to know that we are sharing the same roof with companies of lots of different areas and actually seeing what they are really creating is amazing. Just to give you a glimpse of what I'm talking about, these are some of the companies that we are sharing the same roof: Honeybee Robotics is a company that develops advance robotics and electromechanical system that operate in challenging environments in space and on Earth, making lots of projects for NASA; StrongArm Technologies is building an exoskeleton that increases human strength and prevents against injuries; Nanotronics automated industrial microscopes used for inspection of the world's smallest technologies, being integrated part of production process at many manufactures around the world; Social Bicycles runs a bike-sharing system and they are now creating a new one with e-bikes with GPS integrated where people can leave the bicycles wherever they want. These are just a few examples of dozens of other companies we have really close to us.
Furthermore, New York is an amazing city. Lots of places to go and things to do, and experiencing the life in Brooklyn was really nice. I learned a lot working during these 40 days with people from a different culture, and hopefully new opportunities to return will appear!