As if Optiweb’s 10th anniversary in April wasn’t enough, we decided this was a good month to move into our new offices. Our decision to throw a party and invite everyone was therefore a simple one.
Of course, as expected with every renovation, ours also ran a liiiiitle late – the date was moved about 5 times before settling on 13th April. The last afternoon before the big event we of course had a little mishap, which we were still solving the next day. With all the complications, we were wondering if we were ever going to make it … But we did! At (almost :)) the agreed hour we were ready to greet our first visitors.
Because we wanted to offer them more than just a pleasant hang out, we decided to prepare 10 activities. With them, we took them from the very beginnings of Optiweb all the way up to our goals for the future. In the meantime, they got to know our services and employees and got to try out a few activities. So, which ones were the biggest success?
It’s only right that we start … at the beginning. Guests could take a look at Miha’s first office with all the important elements: first chair, table, computer, a video of Miha’s first website and his first “professional” business card.
The more the merrier!
We carried on with a walk down our timeline. You could take a look at our most important events, our teambuildings and other sweet moments of #optilife. Each year was also marked with a photo of all the employees that joined us in that year.
You could also try out a quick computer game, programmed by our intern Peter: The Legend of Miha, where we help Miha in overcoming obstacles such as bugs and 404 errors and, at the end, we help him reach his goal.
Would you like to try it as well? The game is still accessible here. Now, we definitely expect a couple of new high scores! ;)
From games straight to … exams?! We wanted to see how well you know Optiweb, our employees and our services, so we gave you 10 (seemingly) easy questions. Would you like to find out the results and right answers?
Together we achieved a score of 46%. Almost a positive! :) Let’s take a look at the most difficult questions:
Show us your moves!
After strenuous tests, it’s time to relax. That is why you could also try your skills in a game of “Strelastika” (air hockey) or bust your moves in Just dance.
We work best when we work as a team and when each team makes sure that your project is perfectly executed. You could see for yourself that good organization between the teams takes a bit of effort when you tried to assemble and rotate our wheel.
The sky is the limit
We’ve asked you to write down a wish or a goal you would like to see us fulfil. We will always be glad of any latecomers who would like to write down their comments and we hope we can fulfil at least the majority of them!
We know that every party ends too soon, which is why we invited you to our photo booth, where you could wear a mustache or any other accessory, took our Optiweb frame and smiled for the camera.
When it got crowded, it was time for the main part of the event. Tina explained to everyone why redesigning a logo is anything but simple (you can read more about it in our blog post). Then the microphone reached Miha, he thanked all the guests for their visit and support and presented them with his vision and goals for Optiweb in the future. To express our gratitude, the team then surprised Miha with a special video, which featured all of the special occasions from his early years until today and we also made sure to include a couple of special wishes. You can take a look at the video here.
The after party
Of course, this wasn’t the end. We had plenty of time to chat and hang out in our local pub, where our karaoke afterparty included a lot of intense singing. ;)
What have we learned about organizing an event? :)
Especially the fact that you should never drill into a wall in the last minutes, that you shouldn’t poke in the water pipe and that a Saturday (despite organized daycare) is simply not the best day for hosting such an event.
We would like to thank each and every one of you who made it to the opening. We hope you’ve made some new acquaintances, went home filled with ideas and, especially, that you had fun and felt welcome in our new offices. And don’t be a stranger!