The backstory of our WhatsApp Vim group

Our San Francisco and Tel Aviv office has creative ways of staying connected. For business, we Slack and email but we also use WhatsApp to celebrate wins, laugh at funny conversations and just share random bits of life together. We’ve accumulated some good chat conversations over the past two years. Here’s a small sample.

 

That time when our CEO, Oron, decided to participate in Iron Man.

 

The Tel Aviv team partaking in their their weekly happy hour.

 

When J.P., our VP of Operations, visited Tel Aviv for the first time.

What is the Vim Challenge?

It’s a team building event held every other month, where employees are pitted against each other in challenges of our own making.

What types of challenges are there?

It can be anything we want it to be. We source ideas from our employees, then take a vote to decide on a challenge. Whether it’s a hoverboard race or an iron chef challenge, we’re only limited by our imagination.

How did you get the idea of a Vim Challenge?

It all started back a few months ago in our SF office where our Data Product Manager, Andrew, decided he wanted to challenge our CEO, Oron, to a 10k race. The event was held in Golden Gate park and had live streaming for our Tel Aviv team to watch. It was an epic event, with lots of laughs and team bonding. We decided this would be the start of many more challenges.

Our Vim team cheerleaders before the race.

Our Vim team cheerleaders during the race.