SB IRE’s New Digs! plus 2 more

2 July 2014

McCambridge’s. Pascal’s. Costa’s. The lobby at the Hotel Meyrick. The King’s Head. These are just a few of my favorite local haunts I’ve called home over the last four months to get some work done while our office space was getting sorted out (watching the legal process drag on and on the last few weeks made me feel that much better about not going to law school, apologies Uncle Yo). All amazing places with very friendly staff, however with our first batch of new hires starting this week I am thrilled to announce that we crossed off another big win for our expansion plans: signing a lease for our new office. Right in the heart of Galway City, SmartBear Ireland will be located in the Dockgate Building on Merchants Road-

https://www.google.ie/maps/place/12,+Dockgate/@53.271127,-9.0515268,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x485b96e4da03954f:0x2562eccea7ea1aee.

A great modern office building just steps to all the city has to offer, I can’t wait to finish off the build out and get our new furniture assembled in the next few weeks. Current floor plan has room for about 20 new hires, with an adjacent space right next door that I can see us expanding into as we continue to grow. Here are a few pics to give a sense of the building and recent progress.

Entrance to the new SmartBear Ireland office at night.

Entrance to the new SmartBear Ireland office at night.

During the day.

During the day.

Our bldg are the glass windows in the background. Currently working to befriend the local sailboat owners for future team building activities.

The Dockgate bldg is the glass windows in the background. Currently working to befriend the local boating community for future team building activities.

Future home of the SB IRE sales floor!

Future home of the SB IRE sales floor, during construction last month.

Ready for a fresh batch of sales rockstars to take over.

Now ready for a fresh batch of sales rockstars to take over.

New break out room, currently in break out phase.

New break out room, during it’s break out phase.

Breakout room completed. Currently taking suggestions for naming the 2 new conference rooms. Thinking of "Springsteen" and "Tweedy", feel free to add suggestions below.

Breakout room completed. Currently fielding ideas for naming our 2 new conference rooms. Maybe Springsteen and Tweedy? – feel free to add your own suggestions below.

Conference room / kitchenette in the making.

Conference room / kitchenette  during construction.

View from across the floor. Next up, furniture, computers and people to keep me company!

View from across the floor. Next up, furniture, computers and people to keep me company!

In addition to the exciting office news, here are two more pieces of interest to share this week:

1) I had a chance to chat with the Galway Independent last month about our Ireland plans. The interview went out this week and can be found here –

http://galwayindependent.com/20140625/business/opportunity-knocks-S40162.html

2) and last, but certainly not least, dig this clip of Paul Rudd on Letterman recently talking about a stag party he went to in Donegal. God bless the Irish.

Until next time – Boston I am heading your way this weekend with a fresh batch of SmartBear recruits, hope to see as many beautiful people as I can while we are in town!

MLK

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