We had a “Y! Bangalore Showcase 2005” on Friday, August 5th, 2005.
It was an internal showcase where all the teams and groups have the chance to showcase their projects and interact and brainstorm ideas on how they can collaborate and use each others’ expertise.
For more than a week, our office had no walls, just posters everywhere, including the rest rooms. And there were some real corny but cool posters, like the DBA guys’ poster that said “Database Backend is the backbone and we are the lifeline” and the Multimedia Search team’s poster that said “If it’s not in our index, it does not exist.”
There were lots of contests and games going on, from quizzes to mazes of names where you had to pick out names of yahoos, to guess-the-ringtone contests. It was a whole fair going on. I spent most of the morning, explaining Buzz to a lot of people. I was finally able to go around and visit the other teams in the afternoon, and there were some real eyebrow-raising projects being showcased. Unfortunately, I can’t talk about the cool stuff or the teams (but it’s fun being in the midst of it all, and getting to tell you about it much later when the cool stuff is thrown out to public), so I’ll just let some of the photos show off the enthu that we had that day.
|Eat-the-chocolate-and-tag-your-partner-who-runs-next game during lunch|
|Philip Tellis giving Karma|
|Our CEO and guest wearing the Data Drome headband and having fun with the group.|
|Premshree and Gopal|
|Our group, the Data Applications Group, won the grand prize! We’ll be soon going for a team outing to blow the dough.|
|The Six Thinking Hats (Yeah, one’s missing)|
|Our Group celebrates.|
|The Yahoo! Employee Foundation India poster. I had taken that photo during our visit to Parikrma.|
|“Employee Benefits” poster|
|You Yahoo because we do.|