The First All Hands Meeting at Pune

The First All Hands Meeting at Pune
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The team at Druva is spread thin between 5 offices and 4 counties. And this gives all of us little chance to meet the entire team.

Closing series-A investment with Sequoia was probably a good enough reason to hold the first “All Hands” meeting. Everyone from all 5 offices travelled to work 1 week from the  Pune (India) office. And it was great fun.

To begin with, the Iceland volcano made sure everyone flying from Europe and the east coast had to reschedule their flights. And soon after Borja and George boarded flights, Madrid and Istanbul were closed as well. And just before the event I broke my laptop :)

Finally when everybody arrived, it was a great cultural mix. The office was no less than the Heathrow airport.

It was mostly work and brainstorming sessions in the mornings and some serious fun in the evenings. We discussed pretty much everything from next big product feature to recipe for Garlic Naan. The week concluded with spending the weekend at a nearby forest resort.

Take away for me – There is no substitute for meeting in person.

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Jaspreet Singh

Jaspreet bootstrapped the company while defining the product, sales and marketing strategies that have resulted in Druva's early and impressive success. Prior to founding Druva, Jaspreet was a member of the storage foundation group at Veritas.

5 Comments

  1. Shekhar 7 years ago

    It was a great experience to see the entire team of together. Also it built a strong sense of commitment and confidence as everyone shared the same vision for a bright future ahead.

  2. Borja 7 years ago

    Yes. It was a great experience to meet the entire team. We started to change the world, with new ideas, new technologies and new wordmaps… (We even moved the Vulcano in Iceland to Ireland).
    Personally I learned a lot from all the team. Hope to see all of you soon again.

  3. Borja 7 years ago

    World-Maps, I wanted to say…

  4. Catalina 7 years ago

    Meeting everyone was a great experience, beats all other means of communication. I met really nice, funny and very very competent people.
    Plus the trip itself was an experience, as we almost didn’t make it. I’m now looking forward to the next one :)

  5. Woodrow 7 years ago

    Meeting everyone was a great experience, beats all other means of communication. I met really nice, funny and very very competent people.Plus the trip itself was an experience, as we almost didn’t make it. I’m now looking forward to the next one

    +1