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Earlier this year, in honor of Earth Day, Esri donated tree saplings to employees in Redlands and also provided funds for each of our regional offices to plant a tree in a park or at a school in their community. Staff in the Denver regional office worked with the City and County of Bloomfield to plant a tree in East Park. “The tree is just down the street, and we can watch it grow up,” said Kathy, Regional Office Administrator.
Their summer intern, Shelley Broadway, turned this experience into a story map to highlight not only the tree selection and planting, but how the City and County uses Collector for ArcGIS to inventory the over 135 species of trees in the city.
Shelley ended her story map with this thought: “Through partnerships with our communities and a commitment to environmental responsibility, we can make a difference.” Well said, Shelley.
Philadelphia is known for the Liberty Bell, the iconic scene in the movie Rocky, and of course Philly cheesesteak. Another ‘icon’ familiar to staff in our Philadelphia office is the Esri Birthday Cake. The mouth-watering dessert is baked to perfection at a local bakery and quickly devoured at the team’s monthly birthday celebration.
“It’s not unheard of for many members of the office to be standing outside the break room just waiting for the cake to make its appearance,” said Kathie, the Regional Office Administrator.
After seeing pictures of the cake, we certainly can’t blame them!
As promised, we have more happenings around Southern California for the weekend of July 24th to 26th. This weekend we have a great assortment of new activities from live jazz, a salsa festival, and the World Games for the Special Olympics!
In the technical industry there are so many serious components throughout a company. It is always nice when you have the opportunity to let loose and have some fun with your peers. With the majority of the interns now working during the summer, we recently got together to have a friendly competition of Mario Kart. We began with three brackets and by the end of the competition we had our bracket winners going for the grand prize.
Whether you are new to the area or are a California native, there is always something new to find that is going on around Redlands and other areas of Southern California. There is something out there for everyone! Here are just a few of the events we found taking place this weekend for all you adventure seekers out there.
Getting to the point and being concise with your responses can sometimes be a nice way to express yourself. Some employees only needed a few words to express how they felt or what they were thinking and answered Why Esri? in under five words. Stay tuned and watch for more Why Esri? posts in the coming weeks!
With a growing organization such as Esri it is always nice to touch base with employees from all over the company. From interns to seasoned employees, there is a spectacular spectrum of diversity among our workforce. With different opinions and outlooks on life, you can see the evolution of creativity within Esri.
This week the employees of Esri got creative with their answers in their own special ways. By leaving the question up for interpretation by the employee, we see creativity flow from department to department. There were many different approaches to the answer.
Have you ever wondered why employees enjoy working at Esri? Well, why not ask! That is exactly what I did, and have featured a few employees from various Esri teams. The photos not only show their enjoyment of working at Esri, but it also shows creativity, honesty, and diversity in their answers.
Keep a look out for more Why Esri? posts in the near future and see what others think.
School and education are important tools in anyone’s life. If you have this outlook–especially if you are pursuing a career here–you will be happy to know Esri does too.
Every year Esri offers its employees the opportunity to apply to the Fellows Program, available to those who want to go back to school to finish their degree. Esri partners with the University of Redlands and Claremont Graduate University to help these employees realize their goals.