Firefox 29 Launch Cantinas!

May 27th, 2014 | Category: News and Events

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!

 

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End of the Year Holiday Cantinas & International Privacy Day

February 20th, 2014 | Category: Mozilla Spaces,News and Events

Mozillians all over the globe celebrated the holidays with an end of the year Cantina.  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!

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MozPDX sharing a holiday meal together!

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MTVers enjoying their Cantina

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Londoners played many games of Firefox fusbol before heading out for a night of ice skating!

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Mozillians in Vancouver enjoying the night!

SF Mozillians celebrating the end of the year

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MoTo’s toasting to a wonderful 2013 finale

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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.

Paris cupcakes

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Mountain View cupcakes

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London cupcakes

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San Francisco cupcakes

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Portland cupcakes

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Toronto cupcakes

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Workplace Resources: 2012 Year in Review

January 23rd, 2013 | Category: Miscellaneous Tidbits,Mozilla Spaces,News and Events

Plan it.  Execute it.  Manage it.   WPR continued our Mozilla Spaces quest in 2012.   We opened new doors, signed new office space leases, organized events, and implemented new programs in our efforts to always stay one step ahead of our worldwide activities.

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We began our Mozilla Spaces strategy in Jan, 2011 at a time when our only true “Mozilla Space” was downtown Mountain View, California which seemed inconsistent with our worldwide community, user base, and overall growth strategy.  In late 2010 and early 2011, we weren’t effectively promoting worldwide community collaboration, productivity, and events.  We knew we could do better.  We started.

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We brought in a world class team of experts and opened San Francisco and Toronto in the summer of 2011 and upgraded New Zealand (Auckland) in Q3 2011.

By early 2012, we were hitting our stride and opened our doors in 4 new spaces including London and Taiwan in Q1, Vancouver and SF 3rd Floor in Q2, and added temporary workspaces for Portland, Paris, and Berlin as we continued to plan those futures.  Speaking of planning, each new space is planned with extensive analysis using key requirements for current and future talent, community strength, leadership, projected growth needs, and of course overall financial guidelines.

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As we closed out 2012, we were operating 8 true Mozilla spaces on 4 different continents.  Looking forward into 2013, we are excitedly planning for grand openings in

  • Paris (March/April)
  • SF Floors 1 and 2 in May/June (ex-Gordon Biersch space)
  • Portland (summer)
  • Berlin (fall)
  • Expanding our Taipei, Taiwan for a 3rd time with it’s focus on FFOS growth.

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Moving and shaking in the Bay Area in 2012 and 2013

What started as a modest 7th floor San Francisco Moz Space (+ a cool deck) quickly transitioned to the need for more space.  We added the 3rd Floor in 2012 and signed a coveted and competitive bidding for Floors 1 and 2 (the ex-Gordon Biersch restaurant space).

This is probably the best view in the city.

Meanwhile, in Mountain View, we decided to consolidate our 4th floor back to floors 2 and 3 as we contemplated the final year of our current 5 yr lease.    The ensuing moving and shaking was a bit disruptive but in true California style we shook it off, stayed strong, and carried on.

We are currently actively planning version 2.0 of Mountain View with a launch date of Q1 2014.  We’ll be very excited to share these plans with everyone very shortly.

Organizing Mozilla Events: 

In 2012, your beloved WPR dept. coordinated hundreds of events including…

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  • Over 50 Workweeks
  • Turkey Feasts
  • Cocktail hours
  • PR Soirees
  • Holiday Buffets
  • Birthday parties
  • Meetups
  • Networking events
  • Hackathons
  • and more!

And We Implemented New Support Programs

  • Service Now allows you to easily submit WPR requests.
  • Car Services are available to travelers in London and Vancouver.
  • Centerstone software allows us to efficiently manage moves, spaces and seating plans.Cristina
  • San Francisco’s pilot bike program allows Mozillians to cruise the Embarcadero in style.
  • Security Guidelines and procedures give us a safer workplace.
  • Travel tips and tools give us easier travel along our way.

Thanks to everyone for your input, support and patience as we learned and grew together in 2012. We look forward to working with you and continuing to build strong Mozilla Spaces Foundations in the 2013!

 

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Mozilla Vancouver

June 04th, 2012 | Category: Mozilla Spaces,News and Events

Welcome to Vancouver.

At long last the Vancouver renovation is complete. What was once a maze of strangely shaped offices and dark hallways is now a warm and inviting space much better suited to Mozilla’s friendly open culture.

The design placed meeting rooms on the interior of the floor, rather than the exterior- providing access to large swaths of natural light.  The Vancouver architects listened to what Mozilla was really all about in order to achieve architecturally what Mozilla stands for as a company and a people. Their efforts strove to create an office space that would make the invisible visible.

To accomplish this, the interior space is defined by the “hol[e]y wall”; a continuous hole-punched object that allows you to see through to what lies beneath. To further accentuate this concept, the holey wall is fixed with LED strip lighting that provides an ever present glow- reminding us of all that happens beneath the surface. Meeting rooms have glass doors that allow you to see  inside, and the entryway invites you to sit in collaboration at a long co-working table.

The Vancouver office has a community event area that can host up to 40 people as well as a beautiful kitchen with new Astra espresso machine, organic snacks and drink selections and comfy sofas to relax by the windows. The Vancouver area is home to over 20 employees, and with 42 workstations, this office is ready to grow.

We’re happy to see the details come together on this space- and are sure that Vancouver will become a destination and hub for new talent, like many of the other Mozilla Spaces.

Stay up to date on what is going on in Vancouver by following us on Twitter @MozillaYVR and see more photos of our space in our Flickr Group.

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News and Events January 2012

January 23rd, 2012 | Category: News and Events

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.

The Vancouver office is extending its stay at its temporary space in the Hive Vancouver. Please continue to forward all packages to the temporary address at 128 W Hastings St.

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