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Gumbo is a web application that supports the creation of impromptu collaborative workspaces on the Carnegie Mellon University campus. The application prompts students to share information about what they are working on and where on campus they are working. Students may join others in a workspace for the purpose of maintaining focus and productivity, collecting feedback on a creative project, or collaborating on group work. This project describes the creation of Gumbo, from early user research through the development of a final prototype.