POW!! WHAM!! CodeLathe (FileCloud) Superheroes in Dubai
By Navya Manoj
For the creators of FileCloud, it was an exciting first week of January. During our company-wide meeting, Madhan, our chief superhero, announced that we were going to have a team meeting. Where? Let me give you a few hints…
… that’s right! We were meeting in Dubai
So, February comes and it was finally time for the meetup! We were all excited and nervous at the same time. The most important part was that we all made it to the venue on time. This was a huge deal since we were
The First Day
Can you say jet lag? We were all ushered into a meeting room where we had to take turns introducing each other. Hello, my name is Navya. I work in Marketing and I love to sing!
Next, Madhan explained how the company began and where we are heading. Our number one priority? Customers. Number two? Growth. When he was done, we were all aligned with the common goals that would help us move the company in the right direction.
And after a quick lunch, it was time for… Codelathe’s Got Talent! Oh yes! we have quite a lot of talented people in our team. We quickly found out we have a lot of singers, composers, guitarists, and also a very talented dog on our team!
This is one of our engineer’s best friend. She showed us how to sniff out treats and was the clear winner in my opinion!
To end a busy day, in the evening we went to the iconic Burj Khalifa. Did you know it’s the tallest building in the world? It stands at 828 meters (2,716.5 feet).
After a couple of hours in the queue waiting for the elevator, we finally reached the top to witness the beautiful view of the city at night.
After working in the teams that we were used to, the next activity divided us into random teams. We were also given problems to solve that we weren’t used to solving. Can you build the tallest standing structure with only long thin wooden sticks, string, and tape? Someone who shall remain nameless ( ahem.. Jack ) got really competitive during this event but we got to know people we don’t usually work with, learned to give and take feedback, and brainstorm ideas respectfully. And with each new task, the teams got better at solving problems!
How can this day get any better? Time for Dune Bashing!
Although a few of our members (Anis, Omar, and Kathy, I am looking
Sadly, it was time for most of us to say goodbye by the end of the day. People had early morning flights and our meet up was coming to an end. But some of our team members wanted more … 😉
The Bonus Day Adventure!
The next day a few of our team members tried sky diving! We simply have to share these amazing pictures with you!
Oh, and it’s not just the guys! Our Codelathe women were not far behind! #girlpower
All of this would not have been possible without our superwoman Kathy! She organized all of this in a short span of time. Kathy arranged everything for us from hotels to visas to our stay in the most amazing city. She made sure everyone could be present and had a good time! Because of Kathy, this meet up was a huge success! Thank you!
I know this is a rather long post, but we really had to share this with you all! CodeLathe is blessed to have such loyal customers and it is our wish that you enjoyed the journey as much as we did.
As our chief superhero says:
- Be Customer Centric
- Get Things Done
- Be Authentic!