Today is Bike to Work Day in San Francisco. Dozens of Rackers in Rackspace’s San Francisco office participated. Here, I look at how cycling to work has become a key component of Racker SF culture (and some of the struggles that come with riding a bike to work in a major city).
The hackathon we co-hosted with Sauce Labs last week to dive into Appium, the open source tool for mobile automation, was a brilliant success. Thank you to all who came out! We had such a great time that we plan to hold another hackathon soon.
Roughly 90 percent of Rackspace’s San Francisco-based employees commute to the office using alternative methods of transportation. Of those, about 30 percent bike to work on a daily basis – another 60 percent or so walk or take public transportation – so it was a no-brainer that Rackspace’s San Francisco office would join the city on Thursday, May 10 to celebrate Bike To Work Day.