Twice a year everyone who works at Basecamp comes to our Chicago office for a week to work and catch up with each other. Last week was our Fall meetup.

Here’s what happened:

  • Shaun had a BBQ at his house for out-of town guests
  • We welcomed 3 new employees: Conor, Eileen, and Sylvia
  • Noah talked about customer demographics
  • We had a company dinner at Half Acre Brewery
  • JZ, Nick, and Zach talked about the Basecamp for iOS app
  • Mig recapped last summer’s internship program
  • James, Joan, Kristin, Natalie, and Sylvia shared customer feedback
  • The Distance team planned the future of the magazine
  • A few of us went to the David Bowie exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The ladies of Basecamp met for a night out
  • Jason and David celebrated the extraordinary efforts of Dan, Jim, and Nate
  • Javan and Sam presented some cool new stuff they’re working on
  • Jonas and Trevor shared some of their recent updates to Basecamp
  • Will set up a room for us to try Oculus Rift
  • Dan and Jamie presented what’s new in Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • We had a pizza party and played games
  • Noah demoed some new software to visualize data
  • Zach from Inventables showed off their new desktop CNC: Carvey
  • Some of us went to see a live taping of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me

Because we’re spread out across states, countries, and time zones it’s nice to have the opportunity to get together in person every once in a while.