The San Francisco office continues to grow as we take over the bottom two floors of the historic Hill Bros. Coffee building on the iconic Embarcadero. The San Francisco office has doubled its capacity since opening its doors just a year and a half ago, and now surpasses Mountain View in headcount!
What once housed the well-loved Gordon Biersch Brewery will now be home to a splendid Mozillian community space and “innovation areas” for our more collaborative teams. The newest San Francisco floors will also make use of a large patio overlooking the Embarcadero with enviable views of the Bay Bridge.No comments
Kevin Costner was right.
If you build it they will come.
And come they did. San Francisco has quickly become our fastest growing office. With over 100 employees and a wait list of many more- the third floor renovation could not come at a better time!
Outfitted in much the same style as the trendy 7th floor, the third will boast many similar amenities: snacks, kitchen and meeting rooms. While the 7th floor is best loved for its view of the Bay Bridge- the third floor is ready to take on a unique character of its own as people move in starting on June 8.
Mozilla’s bike program was launched in San Francisco in May on the streets of the Embarcadero. These bright orange bikes with FirefoxÂ panniers and branded helmets encourage San Fran employees to enjoy their beautiful city in style and health.
WPR was happy to help launch this program that we hope which we hope to grow to other Mozilla destinations in coming years.
What is your favorite lunch time destination in San Francisco?No comments
Welcome to San Francisco, home of the Golden Gate bridge, Ghirardelli chocolate, Rice-a-Roni, and of course, Mozilla San Francisco! Â Did you know that our building is actually considered a San Francisco historical landmark? Built in 1926, the Hills Bros. Coffee company constructed our building in the heart of SOMA next to the Bay Bridge. It was originally outfitted with a specially engineered tower that used gravity to blend coffee beans. We love coffee as well, and have just ordered a brand new Toronto-esque espresso machine of which the Hills Bros. themselves would be proud!
San Francisco is a bike-friendly city and as such, Mozilla SF is launching a bike program next quarter. Soon Mozillians and fans alike can ride around the city and enjoying historic landmarks and amazing views.
Due to its popularity, the number of Mozilla employees in the San Francisco office has doubled since we opened our doors in August. We wish everybody could work out of our space, but right now we are completely out of desks. We are happy to report, though, that we signed a lease on the 3’d floor of the building and will be expanding our capacity with up to 50 new work stations by this summer.
We are excited to be growing and thriving in this great City by the Bay. Although Rice-a-Roni claimed it, I think we are the real San Francisco treat!
-Cristina Akimoff, WPR Office Services Coordinator, San Francisco
And trust us, it isn’t just WPR that thinks the new San Francisco is a pretty special place:
I’ve been living and working in San Francisco for many years and the Mozilla SF office is the most gorgeous office I’ve ever seen. The view is amazing and the people who work here are so talented and genuine. The New Year’s Eve fireworks were breathtaking!
— Jet Villegas, Sr. Engineering Manager
Everyday we get a front row seat to these two monumental features — the Bay and its Bridge — both of which inspire big thinking and considerable humility.
–Jason Haas, Student Community Manager
Do you need to print confidential documents? Our new Ricoh Multi-Functional Devices (printers) now have a secure printing option that allows you to send your private files to a machine and print with a password on demand.Â Secure printing instructions are located on the wiki. Talk to your local WPR friend for help.
*Currently available in Mountain View and San Francisco, but coming soon to an office near you!
The Toronto office is hosting the Thunderlympics! (Thunderbird Work Week) from February 6-10.
They are also hosting a Gaming Work Week focusing on improving HTML5 for in-browser gaming on February 13-17.
They will be closed on Monday February 20 for Family Day.
US offices will be closed on Monday February 20 for President’s Day.
The Auckland office will be closed for Waitangi Day on February 6.
Aucklanders have tentatively scheduled a gumboot throwing competition on February 10.
Don’t forget your sweetie on February 14th!
2012 is a leap year! There are 29 days in February this month.
News and Events
The Paris office is hiring an Office Services Coordinator. For more information, check out the job posting.
The Auckland office is hosting a video workweek January 23-27. They will be closed on January 30 for Auckland Anniversary Day and February 6 for Waitangi Day.
The San Francisco office is hosting a Web Dev community event on January 24. Contact Cristina for more information.No comments