In December, AppDynamics, the secret weapon behind some of the largest web applications around, moved to a new office space in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco. As part of our new profile series on cool startup offices (we’re still working on a name. got ideas?), they invited us to the launch party for their new space. While feasting on fancy bacon-wrapped hor d’ourves and specialty cocktails from the open bar, I was treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of their new diggs. #humblebrag
And let’s just say, in true startup fashion, they didn’t spare a detail.
The office was designed by Butchershop Creative, whose roster of clients reads like a Who’s Who list of the Bay Area — Levi’s, NEST, the San Francisco Giants, and VANS. What inspired the design? AppDynamics wanted their employees to stay inspired, creative, and collaborative. #MissionAccomplished
Their new office space is open and airy, allowing for easy collaboration between teams, with plenty of bean bag chairs and lounges to chill out with a coffee or chat about your latest code. Then there’s the pixelated quotes and photos of legendaries ranging from Bill Cosby to Gandhi. Then there’s the graffiti wall that spans the length of an entire conference room. And for those of us who need to walk or ride it out, there’s the standing treadmill desks and bike racks.
Finally, if Gandhi and Graffiti aren’t enough, there’s the communal kitchen – which serves up yummy meals a few times per week. Pics or it didn’t happen? Check ’em out below. Wondering how you can get in on all of this awesomeness? Head over to the AppDynamics Campus Hub on InternMatch.
Photo Cred: Ashley Mosley’s iPhone5s & Heidi Newiger