Kwiziq is a UK start-up with a multinational and multilingual team, and we manage to do amazing things tapping away in our respective home offices, communicating primarily via tools like Slack and Skype. But as anyone who has ever met an internet friend IRL knows, there’s something quite magical about face-to-face meetings, and the first Team Kwiziq get-together last month was no exception.
|© bartekastro – more London photos|
Monday morning, we flew into London from France and Poland and Guadeloupe. By day we worked, elbows and laptops practically touching as we crowded around Kwiziq HQ’s conference (aka, Gareth’s dining room) table. We broke out into smaller groups as needed, and the kitchen became a secondary hub, where we chatted about ideas and issues while fixing snacks or getting more coffee. (Gareth’s espresso machine deserves to be an honorary team member.) The passion, creativity, and hard work on display all week were incredibly inspiring.
By night, we got to know the real people behind the avatars and handles we’re normally limited to, as we explored London’s sites, restaurants, and pubs.
The week flew by and we flew home, but our time together left a lasting impression and continues to enliven our online interactions. Now that we all know each other, we’re looking forward to our next team meeting even more than the first!
- Aurélie Drouard – French Expert
- Bartek Szymanski – Developer
- Belinda Davis – Accountant
- Eliot Lovell – Designer
- Gareth “Gruff” Davies – CEO
- Gerard S?awi?ski – Developer
- Greg Nowak – Developer
- Jakub Zimo? – Developer
- KwizBot – A.I.
- Laura K Lawless – Marketing
- Robetta – Assistant A.I.
- Rowen McCarthy – Support
- Simon Potter – CTO