Meetups

Meetups are a pretty key feature of working in a distributed company. They’re how you get to really know your colleagues, how you build a culture, and how you build and sustain relationships with people who are otherwise just text on a screen.

Our trip to Mexico was my third meetup, counting our all-company Grand Meetup in September. We got an amazing amount done, which is what happens when you put really clever people in a room for a week and stuff them full of good food.

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We went through a LOT of post-its.

We also had time for some fun activities, which also mostly centred around food. We visited someone’s home and learned how to make salsa verde, corn tortillas and carne con nopales…

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NOM
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Nikolay hard at work
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Soup and pudding on the stove

…and we went into the Mayan jungle to zip line through the trees and swim in cenotes.

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Stalactites
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Swimming in a cenote

All in all, meetups are good and if you get the chance to go on one, I highly recommend them.

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