SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wix.com Ltd. (Nasdaq:WIX), a leading global web development platform, announced the opening of its new San Francisco office, which also includes the new Wix Developers Lounge. Already home to over 100 employees from Wix' support, business development and marketing teams, the San Francisco office recently moved into a 34,000 sq., ft space at 500 Terry A Francois Blvd in Mission Bay to prepare for further growth of the local team.
Part of the new office is designated for the Wix Developers Lounge, a completely free co-working and event space supporting local startups and independent web developers.
With a free six months membership program the Lounge's goal is to become a home for tech innovators working on technological solutions for small businesses.
"Wix is all about providing advanced technological solutions in the easiest, most accessible way. A core strength of the Wix platform is the Wix App Market, which enables 3rd party developers to create web apps for our users. This enriches the Wix platform with new capabilities while giving the developers access to our 53 million users many of whom are small business owners," said Avishai Abrahami, Wix Co-founder and CEO. "The San Francisco Developers Lounge is going to take this a step further, for all web developers, whether developing for the Wix platform or not. It will be an offline hub connecting those who create technologies with those who use them."
The SF Lounge will launch with a 24 hour code lab where teams of developers, entrepreneurs, small businesses, marketers and designers will collaborate to create web apps that address the needs of local businesses. The event will kick off on Friday, September 19th with a networking party, leading directly into the CodeLocal Code Lab. The code lab will include education, mentoring, great food, gifts and giveaways and speakers from Wix.com and Shopify. All teams that complete the 24-hour CodeLocal event will be eligible for 6-months of free access to the new Wix Lounge.
About Wix.com Ltd.:
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with over 53 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute. Through free and premium subscriptions, Wix empowers millions of businesses, organizations, professionals and individuals to take their businesses, brands and workflow online. The Wix Editor and highly curated App Market enable users to build and manage a fully integrated and dynamic online presence. Wix's headquarters are in Tel Aviv with offices in San Francisco, New York, Vilnius and Dnepropetrovsk.
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