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On August 22, Mozilla took an afternoon to celebrate the launch of our brand new mobile OS. MozSpaces across the globe were festooned with orange and blue balloons. In Toronto, programmers traded their keyboards for photo booths, and in Portland, mice were replaced with pints of locally brewed beers. All of our contributors and employees, as well as our families, were welcome to celebrate a job well done after a successful launch!No comments
Workplace Resources was so excited to share our goals with the Mozilla community at Summit! Talking to members of our community face-to-face really helped us connect with the needs of Mozillians world wide. We were inspired by the talks and break-out groups that we joined and we came away with a better understanding of Mozilla’s history, mission and goals. If you missed it you can see WPR’s presentation right here.
If we didn’t get a chance to see you at Summit, or if you have new ideas you would like to share with us about our MozSpaces, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can always stop by at our desks to say hello!No comments
On the weekend of September 14, 3,350 people toured the Paris MozSpace as part of the European Heritage Days, which encourage Parisians to take interest in local historical buildings. Our Paris MozSpace is located in the former Hotel de Mercy-Argenteau, which was owned by the Austrian ambassador to Queen Marie-Antoinette.
Mozillians were on hand to demo our products and answer questions about Mozilla. 1,250 people showed up on Saturday, and more than 2,100 on Sunday. Another splendid example of Mozilla partnering with members of the community to create a hugely successful event that enriches everyone involved.
Built in the lovingly restored Brewery Block building in the Pearl District, this MozSpace, like our others, is centrally locatedÂ and easy to get to by transit or bike.Â Iconic Powellâs City of Books is located one block away, as well as dozens of restaurants, retail stores and breweries within a short walk.Â The office is an easy 5 minute stroll to a massive cluster of food trucks. Suffice it to say that lunch and happy hour options will not be a problem for Portlandians.
WPRâs newest team member, Samantha Verbeck, is keeping Portlanders content with a plethora of healthy snacks and drinks. And of course there is the the classic Mozilla coffee bar with beans hand delivered by active Mozilla contributor and owner of BrewPony coffee, Jonathan âDukeâ Leto.
Mozilla has deep roots in Portland’s leading open source community.Â We are excited to double down in the heart of the fastest growing technology community of startups on the west coast.Â Â There’s an amazing energy happening here in this intersection of technology, mobile, startups, and open source.Â Come visit us whenever you are in the area.
For even more reading pleasure, we received an incredible amount of positive news coverage since our launch.Â Check it out below:
GeekWire Here’s why Mozilla picked Portland to open its first offices outside Silicon ValleyÂ 7/22/13
Silicon Forest Mozilla plans to mosey into new digs 7/19/13
Portland Business Journal Mozilla CFO: Portland is a key market 7/19/13
Portland Business Journal Mozilla, maker of Firefox, to open Portland office 7/18/13
Oregonian Mozilla will expand Portland office, expand staff and lease space 7/18/13 (article also picked up on local TV news websites KATU.com and KOIN.com)No comments
Doors to our first and second floor spaces opened in early June after completing our biggest office move to date.After several iterations and feedback from over 100 employees, the San Francisco seating plan materialized. We successfully boxed up and moved 166 Mozillians as WPR and Service Desk teams worked tirelessly throughout the weekend to a flawless Monday opening.
Set in the remodeled and Mozillafied former Gordon Biersch restaurant, the two new floors are a welcoming space for employees and guests alike. Reception has been transferred to the first floor, and a new community space has opened for events, BrownBags and collaboration.
Kicking off several months of celebrations across the Globe, Mozillians in Mountain View and San Francisco enjoyed cupcakes and champagne in celebration of all that Mozilla has been and will become.
For 15 years Mozilla has led the industry in the fight for an open web. Read more about our celebrations here and stay tuned for information about Moz15 events at the MozSpace near you.
What do you hope to see in the next 15 years at Mozilla?No comments