Engauge has a new Atlanta office

by Jeff Hilimire on September 20, 2010

I can’t tell you how excited I am about the new Engauge office in Atlanta.  An office environment is incredibly important to the culture of a company.  Just ask Fred Wilson.

Why do I love our new space?  Well, for starters…

It’s open as a mofo.  The setup here is incredibly open which promotes sharing and teamwork.  Having been in both closed, “officey” environments and open, collaborative environments, I can say unequivocally that if you want to have a creative atmosphere, “open” is the key.  And no, I don’t have my own office, remember I swore that off?

Lots of break-out areas and scrum bars.  Ok, so I didn’t know what a scrum bar was before we had them (see below).  Basically there are places all over the office that you can get a few people together and work.

Screens you can plug in to everywhere.  This makes for great work sessions when you can plug your laptop into a monitor and work off the same screen.

A frickin Consumer Engagement Lab.  It’s sweet.  This is mandatory if you’re focused on innovation (as we are).  It’s a place where we have technology to get our hands into, things like game consoles (yes a PS3 and a Wii), we’ll have iPads, Android devices, etc., and we’ll have interactive TV’s (GoogleTV, AppleTV, etc.), among other things.  Oh yeah, and we have a 3D TV in there too.  Basically it’ll be a place for our developers to play Civilization 5.

Ping pong room.  An entire room.  Just for ping pong.  Let it sink in.

Usability testing room.  One-way glass, the whole nine yards.  A must.

Most of the conference rooms have couches and stuff.  No kidding, how cool is that!?

Fletch.  Every office needs Fletch.

  • Stevenaustinmoore

    WOW.. Congrats what a great environment to work in.. Best Wishes to great successes in your home… Sweet..

  • http://twitter.com/JM_allgrownup Josh Milenthal

    I am so excited to finally get to work there. Daaaaaamn.

  • Sasha

    Love the Fletch…ever since College that guy is following your path to success… I will get me one as well now!

  • Jenny R

    Looks great!

  • http://www.drewhawkins.org Drew Hawkins

    So are you guys hiring at DIG?

  • http://twitter.com/JessCarruth Jessica Carruth

    Agreed….the new office is already AWESOME, and Fletch is that accent piece that takes Engauge to the next level =)

  • Emily

    I love it! I can’t wait to see it in person. It seems strange that we didn’t have to do any moving, painting etc. :)

  • http://www.jeffhilimire.com Jeff Hilimire

    You can’t go wrong with a Fletch poster in the office. Frame it if you’re serious.

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