We threw a party that lasted until midnight

by Jobbatical June 14, 2016

Virtual reality swing and a world-traveling photo booth

Yes, we used a selfie stick.

TALLINN, ESTONIA — May 31st, 2016. 
Jobbatical HQ. Day of the launch party.

6 p.m. The countdown begins! 60 minutes left until the party. The bartenders and VR helper have arrived and been given Jobbatical t-shirts.

Pretty in blue.

6:30 p.m. Most of the team have gathered in the meeting room, sitting around in a big circle. We are treated to pre-party drinks and snacks. Our fuel for the next few hours of fun.

7:00 p.m. The party starts! First guests have arrived. There is already a queue for the virtual reality swing.

Our developer Alan testing out the goggles.

7:15 p.m. Team Jobbatical selfie time! Something funny happens, and we all laugh…

7:30 p.m. Everyone is mingling… nope, sorry. It’s dinner time. Everyone is busy eating.

Food… it’s beautiful.

8:00 p.m. Now we’re mingling! You know, getting to know each other and all that good stuff.

The Mash Machine in action.

Oh, and the world-traveling photo booth is gaining quite the popularity.

9:00 p.m. Time for our CEO Karoli to give a speech about a family that took her in in New Hampshire when she was a teenager. Booze + touching anecdote = tears and laughter.

9:15 p.m. Second speech by our friend and investor from USV, Joel Monegro. He’s a world traveler himself, and believes in our vision for a borderless world. A nice burst of inspiration can be felt in the room.

12:00 a.m. It’s a wrap! The last of the late-night stragglers leave the party, and the beloved swing finds a permanent home in our office so we can do things like…


Seriously, what more do you need on your break?

Psst, want to be at our next party? We’re always looking for people to join us!

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