New office!November 1, 2012|
Wow. It’s already been a few weeks since our last post on the blog. Sorry about that. We definitely want to maintain our activity in here so we’ll try to work harder in the future to update the blog more frequently. I don’t wanna make any promises, but… this is a promise.
Of course we have our excuses for being lazy writers and as a matter of fact in this post I’ll concentrate entirely in just one of the things that has kept us busy during the last few weeks: we moved offices! That’s right, we bid farewell to our old basement office on the edges of periphery: even though the office technically was in the city, our next-door neighbors was a horse stable. Or “neigh-bors” if you’re into embarrassingly terrible puns… Ahem. Right. Here’s what our old office looked like during its last days:
But now things are different since we live (or work? I always confuse the two…) in Keilaniemi, a few kilometers away from our old place in Matinkylä. There’s a lot of tech companies located here so I suppose you could describe the area as a watered down -version of Silicon Valley. Down the road to north, there’s the headquarters of Rovio and to the south the headquarters of Nokia. And right beneath our feet in the office below, we have the brand new Finnish branch of Unity Technologies.
This is a new office building which was completed just a few months ago and it’s got a kick ass environment-friendly certificate of some sorts which, in practice, seems to mean that the lights here work with motion detectors so you can tell that maybe you should take a break from working on the computer if the office gets dark suddenly. We have indoor parking garage as well (awesome during the winter) and a free gym with sauna too. And we have actually even managed to get off our asses and start using the gym too which is great when your day job consists mainly of acquiring a glorious spectrum of various muscle cramps and aches. Here’s how the new place looks:
It’s still a little messy in the photos but luckily the place already looks a little more organized even though we’re still missing some of our furniture. We’ll post some new pics once we get most of the stuff in place. By the way, moving offices is not the only thing we’ve been occupied with: