This Thursday and Friday, some 136 hotshot companies across San Francisco will be opening their office doors to the general public by participating in OpenCoSF, which is one part conference and one part festival. Tech titans like Google and Adobe and local hotshots like Sidecar and Makeshift Society will be hosting open houses for residents, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who'd like to stop by and see what it's like behind the scenes. While there's over 130 companies to choose from, we've gone through the list with a fine-tooth comb to figure out which offices have the coolest and most hip interiors. Registration is required, so don't assume you can just show up at Google's office on the Embarcadero and take a ride down their slide (yes, there's a slide you can use instead of stairs). After the jump, a map of our favorites.Read More
Mapping Which Companies to Visit This Week for OpenCoSF
While not nearly as large as its Mountain View headquarters, Google's S.F. office still embodies the same design principles as the others around the globe.
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The global design and innovation consultancy's S.F. office is in a rehabbed pier on the Embarcadero. The open space floor plan allows for maximum flexibility. Make sure to look up, there are rad and random things hanging from the ceiling.
More than just a cowering space, Makeshift Society is more like an organization that offers up a creative and collaborative space for creatives to hone their craft. Their cozy Hayes Valley office looks like a Pinterest board come to life (in a good way).
AIA San Francisco
Headquartered in the historic Hallidie Building—one of the world's first glass-curtain-wall-buildings, designed by Willis Polk and completed in 1917—AIA San Francisco is the Bay Area’s premier destination for architecture and design.
Nextdoor is the free and private social network for neighborhoods being used by more than 18,000 neighborhoods across the country.
Take a tour of SF-based manufacturer and marketer of Rickshaw-branded bags in its cut-and-sew factory in the Dogpatch.
This funky South Beach office has all the usual suspects of a tech office: ping pong table, random banners hanging, desks scattered everywhere, beanbags, etc.
Dropbox was founded in San Francisco in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. Presenters for Dropbox will be Tido Carriero, Lead Engineer, Sean Lynch and Jiaona Zhang.
Federated Media Publishing
Federated Media Publishing believes that the Independent Web is comprised of online properties that are not owned and operated by large media companies or major service platforms, rather they are driven by voice and a point of view.
For more than a decade, Jawbone has developed human-centered wearable technology and audio devices that solve everyday problems and help us live better. Jawbone is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco.
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions, but you probably know the company as the one that's constantly asking you to update your browser's Flash. Adobe's also responsible for hits like Photoshop and Dreamweaver.
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StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events.
Betabrand is a clothing company based in the Mission that's built on crowd design and crowd branding.