We had a chilly but awesome volunteer offsite at @homeresource, our local community sustainability center. We spent our time organizing and prepping salvaged materials so that they can be reused – this is such a neat, special place in Missoula.
We're not into the herd mentality here at Submittable, but we're all about herd immunity. Especially with KidCare in the building now, it's more important than ever for us to vaccinate so that everyone's better protected. And, yep, Submittable provides flu vaccines to employees for free. . . . #submittable#flu#vaccines#vaccinessavelives#health#ouch
There was a lot of cheering at today's Product Showcase lunch. Our product and engineering team unveiled several exciting new Submittable features like budget tracking, new initial forms, and multi-round review. Plus more to come in Q4! Upward and onward.
Tonight our favorite freelance artist, @montanaquickfacts, is reading from his new book, Montana Quick Facts, at @factnfictionbooks. For those bored with the simple beauty of the written word, we hear there's a slide show involved as well as the musical stylings of @natebiehl.
We do not tire of new hire posts. This week we added @emilysgoldring by way of the Cayman Islands and Israel, who joins the team as a product marketing manager. We also added data analyst Linfeng Song, by way of Arizona. Song claims to know how to cook a chicken breast 20 ways. Submittable demands proof. #Werehiring#jobsintech#missoula#montana#chicken
We believe that it's really important to learn how to fail – and to learn how to fail in front of people. Being comfortable with a little failure is vital to getting anywhere great, and it's also vital to every single person who uses our platform to strive for their next opportunity. Here's to failure (as long as you keep trying). #failure#failureistotallyanoption#inspirationalquotes #quotes#submittable#amwriting
We have THREE new sales development representatives starting today. ShaNae loves to fish and travel, Dave loves to hike with his hound dog Henna, and Mackenzie loves playing ice hockey. Welcome! #werehiring#sales#goteam#growth#submittable
Submittable teamed up with @classpass this morning to participate in @missoulainmotion ‘s One Less Car Day. Asta and Ryan handed out pastries from @bernicesbakerymt and coffee from Hunter’s Bay to all of our sustainable commuters who don’t give half a damn that it’s raining.
"When you're scared, accelerate through the curves." Cyber security expert, LMG Security CEO, and motorcycle enthusiast Sherri Davidoff shared her wisdom with us during this month's Lunch & Learn. She was joined by Missoula author Jeremy N. Smith, who wrote a wonderful book, 'Breaking and Entering', about Sherri's life as a world-class hacker.
It's official! Our in-house childcare center is open! Two of our founders, Michael and Bruce, say that of everything Submittable has accomplished, providing quality, affordable, on-location childcare for their employees is the milestone they're most proud of so far. We have to agree. Also: BABIES AT SUBMITTABLE!!!
We had a super great all-company off-site yesterday, where we talked about our core values and speaker @jannalundquist helped us better prepare for our upcoming year of hard work and growth. All at the beautiful @whiteravenvenue. (And of course you can’t have an off-site in Montana without walking across a wooden one-lane bridge and stepping in bear poop).
Our CEO Michael FitzGerald talking about our aggressive strategy for growth and innovation during our all-company offsite: "Talking yourself out of doing things is the easiest thing in the world. You can talk yourself out of anything in two seconds. Our mindset can't be 'How is this going to go wrong?' It has to be, 'How are we going to make this work?'"
We laughed, we cried, we shared breath – Lehua Taitano's poetry reading last night was one of the best we've been to, and we learned so much about storytelling, history, and each other. This is truly what the Eliza So Fellowship is all about.