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iPhone Friday – Google

In the Tannery district in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario you will find a nondescript building that houses Google’s most important office hub outside of the United States and Communitech, a not-for-profit organization that provides office space and other support to Waterloo-based startups.

I was fortunate to have a tour of these two offices for business purposes and of course I couldn’t resist but to take a few iPhone shots to share with all of you.

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Art behind the receptionists desk

Google, office, aquarium

Help Yourself to Some Water

Unfortunately once we were led inside I had strict instructions that photographs were not allowed. You can just imagine my disappointment but the offices themselves did not disappoint. I’m sure you’ve seen it on YouTube or TV, cafeteria with full kitchen staff that prepare hot breakfasts and lunches for the employees, pinball machines, slides and hammocks if you need to rest.  Looked like a fun place to work but the hammocks and rest areas made me wonder how many hours these employees actually put in?

From there we went downstairs to the Communitech office.

Heading Downstairs

Couldn’t Resist…loved this sign!

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Art in the office titled “iMap” a mixed-media installation made from parts of MacBooks.

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Got to try out the Reality Cave, a 3D simulator that reminded me of the holodeck…very cool. Look carefully you can see the corner of the wall (which, by the way, you can’t see with the 3D glasses on)