In July the Code Climate team doubled in size. We went from 4 to 8! That was a crazy amount of growth for such a small and young company. Adding this many new faces put strain on our ability to cohesively communicate as a team. To help make that transition we assembled the entire team in Mission Bay San Diego for a week.
We designed a week around structured and unstructured time. The focus of the first 2 days was teaching the domain of Code Climate, getting local machines working, and having the new recruits pick up their first initiatives. Below is a photo of our morning stand-up meeting.
We were able to find a large house that was able to accommodate all of us. The best part was an outside patio with tables and chairs. We were able to work outside the entire week without any stress.
We took a good chunk of time on Wednesday to rent a boat to go tubing.
Our retreat wrapped up with a bon fire on the beach. Thankfully Sea World nearby was kind enough to have fireworks for us.