Facebook is finally going public. It's going to be worth more than $100 billion.


How did it get there?

Well, for starters, it attracted some of the best software engineers in Silicon Valley.

That starts with having a sweet office — and man, does Facebook have a sweet office.

Facebook put a bunch of photos of the office up on their website. You really have to see it for yourself. [27 photos total]

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Here's the courtyard of Facebook's Menlo Park campus. It's on 1601 Willow Road. #
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There's a big "like" sign outside the office. You're definitely in Facebook territory. #
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Here's the lobby to the Menlo Park campus. #
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Every Friday there's a Q&A in "hacker square" with Mark Zuckerberg. #
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One of the biggest hotspots on the campus is the cafeteria, Epic Cafe. #
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The Epic Cafe is the main cafeteria for Facebook employees. They get three free meals a day. #
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There are two on-site cafeterias for Facebook employees. That's quite a bit fewer than Google, which has more than five. #
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The food looks delicious. Here's one of the salad bars. #
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Seriously — it looks like there's a ton of food for employees. #
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Employees frequently use the cafe as a meeting spot. #
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There are meeting spaces like this that have murals all over the campus. #
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The whole office also has a bunch of employee-created decorations, like this one. #
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You still have to get your work done, though. Each desk has its own personal touch. #
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Here's another employee desk. It's covered with personal images and photos. #
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Here's another one of the murals. This one was painted by Jet Martinez, one of the first artists in residence at Facebook. #
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This mural was created by an outside artist. It's an android (no, not the phone). #
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This mural was painted by David Choe. #
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Facebook prides itself on a "hacker" culture — making things work, often in an ugly fashion. That means you're expected to break things. #
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Another perspective of those posters... #
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There are chalkboard walls around the campus, too. You'll see random pop-up illustrations like this one. #
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Facebook has help desks for on-site technical support. They're operating all day. #
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Facebook has an awesome arcade on campus too, where employees can blow off some steam. #
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It has a bunch of spots where employees can escape to and get some peace and quiet. #
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The whole office is constructed in a way to "facilitate as many interactions as possible." #
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Here's another piece of employee artwork. It's a three-dimensional image. #
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There are touchscreens across campus to help employees find each other and book conference rooms. #

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