What can you do with a lot of extra space? No, I do not mean HDFS. I am talking about the new Cloudera Global Headquarters.
Cloudera’s old office became so crammed that our CEO had to take calls from his car, and our Architect shared a desk. So the new space in Palo Alto was much anticipated (not to mention its extreme proximity to Fry’s). It features eight conference rooms, one quiet room, two server rooms, showers, kitchen, and so on. A month has passed and we managed to only fill about one-third of the office. The excitement has sparked some creative ideas of what to do with all the extra space:
Our extra space will probably meet the same fate as that in your HDFS, i.e. the content will fill it up. I look forward to the day when Cloudera needs a new new office, and challenges that come with being triple the size. To me, this is the real perk of working for a startup — the opportunity to build a company, not just code.