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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!
- For those who want to get the summer heated up, head to the Oxnard Salsa Festival on July 25th and 26th. Dozens of vendors, amazing bands, and great dancing will be creating a buzz at this event. Head over to the Festival to break out some moves and listen to great music.
- The La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival is the world’s largest gathering of fashion filmmakers. The films take place all around the La Jolla coast line, which gives the attendees a great coastal experience.
- The Angelus Plaza has been hosting Afternoon of Jazz for the past few years and on July 24th they will be again. Make sure to check out this event to see some of the great names in the business and enjoy some great jazz.
- The Special Olympics World Games are taking place in Los Angeles from July 25th to August 2nd. These games have been occurring since 1968 all around the world and they are now finally coming back to Los Angeles. Come to the L.A. Memorial Coliseum to see the opening ceremony and the games.
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.
Even the interns who did not make it all the way to the finals had a great time mingling and meeting some people from outside of their own department. Life after college can sometimes be scary and unknown, so having the opportunity to let loose and enjoy time with our peers is always enjoyable.
In the end the three bracket winners competed for movie tickets and bragging rights at the first Mario Kart Madness Competition. While Addison, Tim, and Dan karted to the winners circle, Dan took the lead, the trophy, the movie tickets, and his bragging rights home with him that day. Until next year’s competition, keep your karting skills dusted off and ready to rumble.
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.
- Santa Monica always has something going on at the promenade and this weekend is no different. Cinema on the Street on Friday is featuring Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Why wouldn’t you want to explore the beach with a classic movie playing in the background? Sounds like a great time on the promenade.
- If you are not in the mood for Willy Wonka and want to watch a newer kids movie, the City of Pico Rivera is having Movies Under the Stars and on Friday is featuring Paddington. Don’t forget to get there early to save a great spot and possibly get some free popcorn before it runs out.
- If by the end of the weekend you still want to get out and about in Southern California, check out the Santa Monica History Museum’s Family Hands on History Day. On July 19th the theme will be Pacific Ocean Park. They promote hands-on experience, so youth who attend have better and more positive memories of history.
See you next week for more happenings throughout the summer.
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.
Several activities took place last week in celebration of Bike to Work Week. From an informative brown bag session on bike safety, our bike sharing program, and a new proposed bike trail, to a bike ride around campus, many employees took the opportunity to show their support of getting to work on two wheels.
In addition to the benefits of getting exercise and saving the environment, Esri offers ongoing incentives for employees who bike to work (as well as walk, carpool, or take public transportation). It’s a win-win! Continue reading