The New Home of PayPal Boston (and StubHub)
One International Place is the new home of PayPal Boston, right in the heart of the financial district.
StubHub is moving in too!
At yesterday's grand opening, they also announced that StubHub is opening a development center in Boston and hiring 50pp.
Sea of People
About 400 people registered and attended last night's event.
Here is David Chang, COO of the PayPal Media Network, kicking off the festivities last night.
Walt Doyle, General Manager of the PayPal Media Network, getting the crowd going. Walt was the CEO of Where.com, when they were acquired by eBay / PayPal in 2011.
Raji Arasu & Mehdi Ghazizadeh
Raji Arasu (StubHub CTO) & Mehdi Ghazizadeh (Sr. Director of Software Engineering) talking about StubHub's hiring plans for the Boston development center.
Boston Mayor, Thomas Menino, was there to address the crowd.
Open Office Layout
Plenty of space to run in.
Open Office Areas
Large open area with movable desks that are easily reconfigured to suit the needs of each team.
Daily scrums right next to our desks.
Kitchen / Dining Area
Spacious area that encourages team members to grab a bite to eat and relax.
Dining room with adjoining game area.
A quick game sharpens the mind.
Sunny Conference Rooms
Over 30 conference rooms of all sizes, some named after famous Bostonians.
First-rate video conference capabilities
Great for collaborating with team members across the globe, simultaneously displaying presentations and people's faces.
Putting video conference to good use.
Video conference rooms have microphones dropped from the ceiling to improve sound quality.
Sometimes you need a little solitary think time.
Training Rooms with Garage Doors
In the background, combinable (hotel style) training rooms with drop-down projector screens, video conference, broadcast speakers, and garage doors to close off from the common area.
Type and burn off calories at the same time.
Future of Shopping
The "Future of Shopping" demo area.
Future of Shopping (Part 2)
Another view of the "Future of Shopping" demo area.
Pez dispensers enjoying their new views.
Small kitchen for times when teammates don't feel like walking to the big kitchen.
It's best when it's fresh!
Informal collaboration areas that feature IdeaPaint walls and monitors.
Start Tank - Incubator Space
PayPal Boston provides incubator / co-working space called "Start Tank" for 14 companies. Here's where Wanderu hangs out.
Careport health is another company in the co-working space, representing the TechStars Fall 2012 class.
Views of the Innovation District, just on the other side of the bridge.