Lately, at work, the tasks I’ve taken on have been less about creating and more about organizing.
The work I do at Grubhub involves supporting our Care team. Our cadence for deployment aims to have a new version go out to prod once every week. While we’re developing features and fixing bugs, we build to our preprod environment. But when we go out to prod, we update the tool that all of our Care Agents (in multiple cities, in multiple countries) use.
Before I knew it, the office was pretty quiet – as most everyone else had taken off. When I stood up to pack up my bag, I looked around and realized I was pretty much the last person there. But what struck me most was seeing this huge sea of computer monitors, all the way down.
At work, there’s been talk of a team outing for some time now. And today, we finally arranged for a big team event (which included getting several remote folks in from Minneapolis and Detroit). Our venue for the outing: Ragnarok Axe Throwing, in Chicago.
Around 3PM, several of us headed offsite to a celebratory work function. Several teams have been working a lot on an internal initiative for the last few months, and this was a way we could collectively celebrate hitting one of our milestones.
Given the added construction slated for tomorrow, everyone’s working from home. Which for me, is kind of a moot point, given all the construction progress at the house. Pretty funny, when you think about it.
This is really just a post for me. It’s cryptic, I realize… but this is just something I wanted to post and record for myself. Future me is going to look back on this and laugh.
Given the company’s activities over the last 6 months, my faith and belief in their future has only grown stronger. I’m excited to become a part of Grubhub, excited to become a part of the team I’ll be joining, and excited for what comes next.