I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to make an extended visit to both of the Contentful offices (San Francisco and Berlin) recently, in advance of our company offsite event in August.
First I headed to San Francisco, where the team is based near the Embarcadero. I caught up in person for the first time with many of the people I work with remotely. I loved being able to finally put a real face to the Slack avatar and get to know a bit more about how my colleagues in SF – mostly related to Sales and Customer Success – operate and how I can help them directly.
I also did a little bit of sightseeing!
SF is super fun. I even got to go to a Developer Relations event hosted at GitHub – they have such a great office!
Next I headed to Berlin to check back into our Kreuzberg office and say hi to the folks there. My own team is based out of Berlin, so it was a real treat to be working side-by-side with them in real time. I also had a chance to get to know some of our engineers and product developers.
Our offsite was in a resort in the village of Neuruppin, just north of Berlin. The village is really beautiful, and the hotel is situated on the edge of a wonderful lake. The weather turned a little colder, just in time for the end of summer, so we didn’t do any lake-based activities, but I did take advantage of the pools available at every opportunity!