By Katt Taylor â€“ 30 April 2015
WPR is refreshing MozToronto to make it function better.Â We are adding new phone and conference rooms plus retrofitting our existing conference rooms with sound insulation and brand new A/V infrastructure:
in addition to aÂ new kitchenette!
We are ahead of schedule.Â Stay tuned for pictures of the finished space.Â Thank you to all the MoTOs for their patience and cooperation.Â Pardon our dust!No comments
On April 29, 2014 Mozilla launched Firefox 29!!
To celebrate the hard work and success of many teams, each of our spaces celebrated with a special Firefox 29 Launch Cantina! Following the new “hamburger menu” we served make your own sliders, french fries, and milkshakes.
Take a look at the photos from around the globe!
Mozillians all over the globe celebrated the holidays with an end of the year Cantina.Â These gatherings gave Mozillians a chance to toast the many accomplishments of 2013 and look forward to the future of Mozilla. Each office had a wide array of food, drinks and activities making for a wonderful party.
Mozilians in Paris holding up their gifts from the holiday exchange!
MozPDX sharing a holiday meal together!
MTVers enjoying their Cantina
Londoners played many games of Firefox fusbol before heading out for a night of ice skating!
Mozillians in Vancouver enjoying the night!
SF Mozillians celebrating the end of the year
MoTo’s toasting to a wonderful 2013 finale
Similarly, our Mozillians all across the globe celebrated International Privacy Day with somewhat eerie eyeball cupcakes that represent our concern over the lack of privacy on the web and how someone is always watching you! Take a look at the photos of the delicious cupcakes below.
Mountain View cupcakes
San Francisco cupcakes
Toronto cupcakesNo comments
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.
There is a special kind of Mozillian that lives in the Great White North. They’re known as Torontonians.
And they’re growing.
The new Toronto office opened in August of 2011. Boasting high ceilings, large windows, a state-of-the-art kitchen and a central location; it is a huge improvement on the cramped quarters of the former space. In this issue of the WPR newsletter we caught up with Office Services Coordinator Hilary Hall to ask about the new Mozilla Space in Toronto and what makes it unique.
What do you think sets the Toronto space apart from the other Mozilla offices?
It’s full of Canadians, EH! We have one of the biggest Moz Spaces in all of Mozilla, and our coffee and scotch infrastructure is absolutely impeccable.
What is your favorite part about the new office space?
Overall, just having more space! The space itself is so beautiful that I don’t think I could possibly choose one favourite part, but I guess it would have to be the Mozilla Space. Being able to host large events is a huge draw and a big win for us.
What is the biggest event you’ve hosted in the new office?
Our Fireside Chat with Mitchell Baker in December 2011 drew approximately one hundred people. A close second was the Mobile Platform Workweek in October where we had approximately 65 Mozillians from all over the world.
Is it true Toronto is so cold that you had to have fireplaces installed?
It’s true that Toronto is cold, but being cheeky Canadians, we wanted to make sure Canadian stereotypes were properly represented; one of which is having a campy feeling in the office. Being tree huggers, we insisted that our little luxury doesn’t impact the environment. So we have eco-friendly LED fireplaces!
We heard you have a kegerator. True or False?
True! We’re currently serving Mill Street Organic, a Toronto local brewery located a few minutes drive from the office. (Thanks Jim Cook!)
Tell us about your espresso machine. Just how awesome is it?
It’s fire engine red, and it’s spectacular! We recently had a local espresso bar owner come in and give us the rundown on pulling the perfect shot of espresso. (hint: it’s all in the blonding)
What has been the biggest challenge in the new office?
Tracking all the deficiencies – meaning all the items that still need to be fixed post-build-out has probably been the biggest challenge, and thinking of all the things the office needs (we went from a shoebox to a hockey rink! … no really, our office is approximately 17,000 sq feet, which is equivalent to an NHL regulation sized hockey rink!)
Is there anything you miss about the old space?
Our green bin, our office portal and- our Shaver.
What would you recommend that a visitor to Toronto does or sees?
Visit our office! In all seriousness, CN tower, The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), The Royal Ontario Museum, The Distillery District, Centre Island (in the summer, of course!), and Wychwood Barns (if you’re around on a Saturday – stay for the farmers market and art show!)No comments