Facebook’s New HQ Reaffirms Hacker culture

Mashable released images of Facebook’s new headquarters, and as expected it says a lot about their hacker subculture which they have somehow maintained. Throughout all of this growth, Facebook has stayed counter-culture. They are impressively tearing apart our images of what corporate America should be.

 For starters, there are no corner offices. Even for the CEO. As a matter of fact, there are NO OFFICES at all. None. Everybody, including the CEO, CFO, and CTO all work in large open spaces with open cubes of workspace. Do you not like the look of a white wall at Facebook? Don’t worry. Employees are ENCOURAGED to draw on the walls. The culture promotes free expression. The caffeine-fueled company still hosts regular hackathons where programmers stay up late drinking, eating Chinese takeout, and developing their ideas which sometimes go live the next day. I am extremely impressed with this culture, and i’m hopeful that one day I can see it in person.

Check Out the link here: http://mashable.com/2012/04/07/facebook-hq/

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Michael Sitver is a technology insider who has been blogging about technology since 2011. Along the way, he's interviewed founders of innovative startups, and executives from fortune 500 companies, and he's tried dozens or hundreds of gadgets. Michael has also contributed to works featured in Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the associated press. Michael also occasionally consults, and writes for Seeking Alpha and Yahoo News.

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