Working on a Mozilla offices space (take 3!)

J. Ryan Stinnett jryans at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 15:20:47 UTC 2017


I think my situation is similar to Kumar's: I don't think I'd commute to an
office enough to make it worth it, but I'm happy to join the next Friday
meetup.

- Ryan

On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 10:54 PM, Kumar McMillan <kmcmillan at mozilla.com>
wrote:

> Interesting. I thought about it for a minute. I don't know if I would
> realistically commute to an office more than once a week. Thus, retaining
> my home office expense is probably more optimal for me.
>
> Regardless, count me in for another Friday meetup sometime! I would prefer
> to do something more like co-working instead of a happy hour -- co-working,
> as in a longer window of time that people can drop in and out of, do work,
> and say hi.
>
> On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 3:59 PM, Lars Bergstrom <larsberg at mozilla.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I have been working with WPR and Sam and Ann Marie from MoFo to revive
>> the Chicago office space conversation.
>>
>> The short version of the situation is: if you are a remote MoCo employee
>> and are NOT currently expensing your home setup (chair, desk, internet,
>> paper, etc.), then you have the option of "contributing" your $350/month
>> coworking space budget towards an improved Chicago office location. Billing
>> details tbd (but hopefully consolidated and not actually N individual bills
>> & expenses).
>>
>> Please reply (privately to myself / Sam / Ann Marie or to this thread, if
>> you prefer) if you are interested in using your budget towards this and
>> would therefore like to be involved in the space selection.
>>
>> The longer version is that WPR is still not "creating" new offices and is
>> sticking with their policy of asking remote employees to get their own
>> space. They (rightly) have observed that people from scattered teams
>> basically leave offices like Boston empty and just get together on Friday
>> for a griping / hacking session.
>>
>> Since MoFo has a colocated Hive team and need for a dedicated space, I
>> was hoping that we could add on some MoCo budget to get some floating desk
>> space, day passes, a space to hold meetups, and conference rooms that we
>> could reserve for small to medium workweeks (say, < 12 people for a week).
>> If it's big enough, I'll even put an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive roomscale VR
>> setup in the space for people to use / demo when I'm not working on it.
>>
>> Regardless, once the weather sorts out whatever in the world it's doing,
>> I'll start bugging people again for monthly Friday meetups at a coffee shop
>> or similar :-)
>>
>> Thanks and hope you're all doing well!
>> - Lars
>>
>>
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