Space to think with Mozilla

5th April 2012 by Paul L

Here at MOO HQ we’re always coming across things companies are doing that make us go WOW, whether or not it’s through the use of MOO products or just a great idea that we can’t help talking about.

The other day was no different when myself and Lisa Rodwell were invited to the Mozilla London Foundation’s launch party showing off their swanky new office space.

Office space!  Doesn’t sound that exciting does it?  What about if I told you it was based in the heart of London in between Leicester Square and Covent Garden, taking up a whole third floor of a large building?  Still No? What about if I said they have free wifi (and some great looking bike racks and a coffee machine to die for)? Almost?

You’ll be forgiven for thinking I’ve gone mad here with this blog post, but as a big fan of Mozilla and amongst other things, their support of the open web community, the thing that blew me away was what they were planning on doing with this new office space.

The office is divided into an area for Mozilla staff to work in together with a very large open (communal)  room with all the normal bank of desks, charging points, pigeon holes to store bags away and a seriously impressive coffee and tea area.  The difference here though is that roughly 60% of this space has been designed to accomodate visitors who just need a place to work, for free, dropping in whenever needed…

The Mozilla work space has been designed as an open working environment where you can interact with Mozilla staff or just tuck yourself away in one of the free to use meeting rooms for a few quite hours to get that coding or presentation finished..  It’s a great idea and allows Mozilla to continue their help and support of open web projects and the general web community even more.

The Foundation itself is a non-profit organisation that promotes openness, innovation and participation on the Internet. They’re run by a small team of people helping provide core services to the Mozilla community and the values of an open internet to the broader world. We like.

This kind of community focused thinking really made us go wow and it’s great to see the support that many London (and visiting) start-ups can take advantage of here for free.  If you pop down and make use of their communal office space, make sure to look out for some MOO designed name badges we’ll be dropping off soon.

Huge thanks to Desigan “Dees” Chinniah for the invite..  Check out his banter here - @cyberdees

Mozilla Office Space

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