The new building is now ours and we wanted to give you a look! This is just how it looks now, and we have HUGE remodeling plans, so when we’re done, it will look VERY different.
We’ll be spending a quarter million dollars to make this building into the geek headquarters it NEEDS to be! As we’ve mentioned earlier, this building has asbestos in it, so one of the first things on the list is to go through all the procedures to get rid of that. The doors are also all getting changed out. We’re also going to be making the whole building ADA-compliant and wheelchair accessible.
It’s a building with a lot of 1970s styling, and we’ll be updating all that to look much more 21st century.
There’s a big open area that we plan to use for a hoteling space, where people can come and work among all us lobsters! It will also be great for doing workshops. We’ll have UpDesks thoughout the building, and a lot of them will be going here.
We’ve told you that this building has a BIG generator, so power outages should have minimal impact on us. That’s very good news! And it will make sure that the servers in our very own server room keep humming. And a big star of our new server room will be a massive 180GB storage server from 45Drives. It will be amazing! Next to the server room, Kien Tran will have his very own lab to house all his ongoing projects and experiments.
We’ll have a separate control room, with a big window onto our production area. And that production area will be spectacular! More sets, and they’ll be mobile, so we can roll them in and out of camera range as we need them.
You can keep an eye on the whole project anytime you want to by going to geekbeat.tv/NewBuilding. Everything we post about the building will be collected there. We’ve got lots more to tell you and some special secrets we’re not quite ready to reveal yet, but rest assured, the fun is only just beginning!