Music is one of the few forces in the world that has the power to universally unite people across all backgrounds and cultures. It can be an escape, an outlet for expression and creativity, an emotional release — and most of all, a source of joy.

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Over the life of our BlackDropboxers ERG, music has played an important part of the festivities and connection. And while we can’t celebrate Black History Month together in person this year, BlackDropboxers and the Music @ Home team teamed up together to create a legendary LP featuring their favorite Black musicians and albums.

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Tina Le (left), Olivia Ho (right)

Everyone’s path to becoming a software engineer is a little different. Some start coding in middle school, while others begin to dabble in high school or college — and some discover development as their true career calling when they least expect it.

That’s why we’ve developed IGNITE, a six-month Dropbox apprenticeship program geared towards professionals with non-traditional software engineering backgrounds who are looking to start or re-start their professional career. For several years, budding engineers from all different backgrounds have made their way through the program and back out into a new career.

One of our most recent graduates is…


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Let’s face facts: a lot has happened since Black History Month last year. We’ve witnessed major world events that have flipped the way we see the world on its head — most of which came accompanied by a heightened awareness of the injustice and pain that many Black people still experience.

In response, our BlackDropboxers wanted to search for the moments of light, truth, and love that mark our progress toward a brighter future. This vision defined the theme for Black History Month 2021: Black Joy. …


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This year at Dropbox we’re celebrating Black History Month with the theme Black Joy — the unmatched, unparalleled, unbelievable experience of being Black. Where society has told Black people to conform, to take a back seat, to accept less than, savoring the joy associated with being Black is an act of resistance and can bring its own form of healing. We spoke with our Black History Month leads Monique Parker and Osagie Aisueni to talk more about this month, the theme, and what’s bringing them joy right now.

The theme for this year’s Black History Month is Black Joy. Can…


In October, we announced that Dropbox would now operate as a Virtual First organization. While this meant a huge shift in work life for many of our team members who, pre-pandemic, commuted to an office every day, it’s also brought major benefits to the lives of Dropboxers worldwide. Staff Engineer and experienced remote worker Jamie Riedesel shared her valuable tips for creating connections, writing books, and cooking ham and cheese melts from our new home offices.

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What is your current role at Dropbox?

I’m a staff engineer on the DevOps team for HelloSign.

How long have you been working for…


Flexible schedules have always been an integral part of our culture at Dropbox. We want to empower our team members to take equal care of their jobs, their families, their other responsibilities, and themselves, so that they can bring their best to work every day. This focus on balance has only intensified during quarantine, especially for team members working in Japan. We’ve worked hard to make sure our team members there are set up for success as we’ve moved and adjusted to the realities of distributed work.

One thing that really distinguishes our Japan teams is the large concentration of…


At Dropbox, we kicked off 2020 by expanding our teams in a few new countries and regions. One of these was Canada, where a distributed group based in and around Toronto broke virtual ground on making Dropbox a formidable force in the Canadian tech scene. Revenue Lead Martin Charles gave us a peek into his journey to joining Dropbox in Canada, his distributed leadership style, and his new quarantine hobbies.

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What is your role at Dropbox?

I’m the Revenue Lead for Canada.

How long have you been working for Dropbox?

I started in March.

How have you been challenged at…


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Giving Tuesday is not just a day — it’s a movement that encourages giving and generosity around the world to help kick off the holiday season. Although this tradition looks a little different this year, we’ve received overwhelming interest to take part in this year’s virtual drive. To learn more about Dropbox for Good (DfG) and our commitment to spearheading the ECS holiday drive, we caught up with DfG SF Lead, Nune Mesropyan. …


At Dropbox, we believe in celebrating our veterans all year long. And every November, in recognition of Veteran’s Day, we put a special emphasis on honoring their service to their country and learning about their unique journeys to Dropbox with our Veteran’s Appreciation Month. Patrick Finucane, who served for over two decades in the Irish Army, explained how his role as an International Physical Security Manager has changed during the pandemic and how personal relationships are the key to his happiness at Dropbox.

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Can you tell us about your role at Dropbox?

I’m an International Physical Security Manager. Essentially I’m…


At Dropbox, our Total Rewards team works hard to make sure that we offer our team members across the globe the very best in benefits. Emmaline Nabors, our Global Perks and Wellness Manager, wears many hats when it comes to the Benefits team. She helps to organize and manage our commuter benefits and subsidies, wellness reimbursement and programmings such as fitness and meditation classes, Dropboxer discounts through FOND, onsite flu shot clinics, Global Wellness Week, and much more. She shared with us some details on her favorite programs and what to expect in terms of wellness perks this year.

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