Gridium Camp: Wisconsin

This is my company:

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We’re still pretty small. That’s actually all of us. Also: we rarely see each other. Most of us live in completely separate cities. One of our founders lives in Chicago; the other in Menlo Park, California.

So we have a company policy to spend three days together every 90 days or so. This is the second one Becky and I have been to, and it was held on a lake in Wisconsin.

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Of course, this isn’t just work time, it’s also time for us to learn about each other as people. Which includes family.

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Most of our days are spent in presentations, meetings, showdowns, discussions, arguments, resolutions, and synergizings. We show off our big ideas, talk about what has happened and what we’d like to see happen, share little tips and tricks, and so forth.

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But we take breaks, too. Here we’re introducing Brewski to the water, which he’s never seen before.

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This camp we actually rented two houses. The other one was better for our purposes, but due to Internet problems we didn’t go there. Once this was corrected, we all grabbed our laptops and headed over. And wrote code until dinner was ready. You can actually see Tom, one of our founders, massaging kale for a salad in the middle of all the working nerds.

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Ty was the architect of this meal, and he really brought it home.

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That night, we stayed up a bit late.

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But the next morning we were ready to don our new T-shirts and pose for one last photo.

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