Where are we all now?

Quite a while ago now I generated a map showing where all the Mozilla employees are in the world. A few of the new folks on my team reminded me of it and when I showed it to them they wanted to know when I was going to get around to updating it. Challenge accepted! Back then the Mozilla phone book was available as a static html page so scraping it for the locations was easy. Now the phonebook is a prettier webapp so the same technique doesn’t quite work. Instead I ended up writing a simple add-on to pull the main phonebook tree then do requests for the json data for each employee, dumping them to a file on disk. Then some manipulation of the original scripts led to great success. Click through for a full zoomable map.

A map showing where Mozilla staff are in the world

Mozilla staff around the world

One of the criticisms I heard the last time I did this was that it didn’t contain any information about the rest of the community. I’ll say basically the same thing that I said then. Get me the data and I’ll gladly put it on a map for all to see, but right now I don’t know where to find that information. I think this is something that Mozillians could do but I’m not sure what the chances are of getting everyone in the directory to add that info to their profile. I think this information is still useful even without the community as it demonstrates how global we are (and in some cases aren’t!) as a company.

13 thoughts on “Where are we all now?

  1. Sweet! It still amazes me how scattered we are. Does green represent all employees in a given office?

    • In theory yes but I didn’t go back and check where new offices were except for SF yet

      • Went back and updated all the offices now, also fixed the link so it actually goes to the full map now. The offices are a bit hard to see, it might be good to emphasize those somehow.

        • Hey, this is awesome! One thing though, it shows someone in Cape Town, South Africa, whom I would love to get in contact with but, I joined Mozilla full time around a year ago and I am located in Pretoria, South Africa ;) Would be awesome to update the map to show us both. Thanks for doing this, it is so awesome!

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