I'm going to start this post with the following phrase: "Wooooow time flies!". Because yes say, on September 20, 2022, I will have been employed at Calibrate for one year. And whether it has been an exciting journey? Yes, be sure of that! So I would like to list a few things that have stayed with me the most, besides the work of course because that is the most important thing. I myself have a love for everything open source, and with this you are in the right place in the Drupal world. So I love to contribute everything I learn to the Drupal community in the many modules and such.
In addition to work at Calibrate, there is also time for relaxation and team building among colleagues. For example, we also have a "Happiness team." These colleagues ensure that relaxation is also provided before, during or after the working day.
You may now be thinking, "What do you mean before, during and after the working day?" but yes! Let me list several initiatives that this team has created that make the workday a lot more fun. For example, there is an occasional breakfast at work, this is often organized on a "Back to work" occasion such as after summer leave, after a period of working from home by Covid, ... . Then we gather with all colleagues in the different offices to enjoy a delicious and extensive breakfast together.
There are also regular "afterworks". Some examples are going for a drink after the working day, a boardgames evening at the office where we sometimes work together but sometimes compete against each other, a lan-party where we put our best foot forward in different video games, but it can also be an activity outside the office walls such as an evening of jumping in the Jumpsky bouncy castle park, an evening of city golf or going to a summer bar together during the summer season.
The highlight in terms of activities is of course the annual Calibrate weekend in the Ardennes where we move to a vacation home together with all of our colleagues for a day of sessions from the different industries. Besides the sessions, there is also time for fun, hiking, having a drink together and just conviviality in general. You simply can't have worked at Calibrate and not been along for the weekend once!