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Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

February 5, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Feb. 5 is F5 day in Seattle

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is declaring that today, Feb. 5, is F5 day in the city.

The proclamation honors F5 Networks for its huge success and contributions to the region, including “above market” compensation and benefits for employees and numerous charitable programs.

F5 started in Seattle in 1996 and now employs 3,125, including about 1,200 in Washington.

McGinn is expected to formally make the proclamation at F5 this morning.

“F5 Networks makes the connected world run better for customers and companies around the the world,” the proclamation says in part.

It’s clever to have Feb. 5 be F5 day, but what’s funny is that the city of Seattle is praising a company known for easing congestion and making traffic move faster. But I guess we’re talking about network traffic …

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