Dreamix Summer Office: Seaside Adventures With the Team
August 11, 2022
It’s no secret that the Dreamix team is growing fast, which means that knowing everyone is starting to become harder and harder. But this doesn’t mean it’s completely impossible. One way we try to make sure we meet as many folks in the company as possible is our seasonal destination office & team building trip. Read on to find out how this year’s edition went.
Pack your bags, it’s summer office season!
Dreamix summer office 2022
In an industry where innovation, iteration and evolution are constant, long-term traditions aren’t always looked upon most favourably. But some traditions are so sweet, so fun and make us feel so good that we’ve decided once again to uphold them.
The Dreamix summer office is one of them – a season staple in our company community. Regardless of the size of our team, we spend a week during the hottest months enjoying what the Bulgarian seaside has to offer – from July Morning sunrises (an annual Bulgarian summer festival) to hot August sunsets, from the rocky edges meeting the Black Sea in the north, to the golden sand melting into the sparkling seafoam in the south.
Оur summer office welcomed us in Burgas, one of the largest seaside cities in the country. The place won us over last year with its fresh combo of vibrant city vibes mixed with a relaxing seashore atmosphere. This year – it didn’t disappoint again, with even more to offer. We spent the week co-working from the freshly renovated city library near the Burgas Sea Garden, which meant that our days were amongst the books and the art.
During our time in Burgas, we combined spending time with immediate teammates and mingling with Dreamixers from other divisions. Catching up with the people we work with + meeting new teammates = perfect workweek. We got to do some inadvertent team dynamics work after hours, too. Bumper cars proved most efficient in resolving minor team conflicts. *wink*
Our team building by the sea
We wrapped up early that week’s Friday, packed our bags, and said goodbye to beautiful Burgas. As Friday afternoon traffic swallowed us, we slowly but surely got to our next destination of the week – the colourful and vibrant Nesebar, home to a gorgeous old town and a contrasting booming party area.
We kept Friday’s agenda simple – a classic night of moovin’ & groovin’ in the company of almost all of our Dreamix team. Of course, for some of us, the party ended in the wee hours of the night, which meant that the next morning’s activities weren’t as easy as we expected. But we showed up because it’s what we do and how we do it.
The morning after
Saturday morning was a challenge – fast-paced, competitive and fun! Right after we got our hands on some quick breakfast, we were off on a quest. We were welcomed by our quest masters, who teamed us up unexpectedly – another opportunity to meet Dreamix teammates we had not worked with before. And then – we were off. From running and chasing clues, through puzzles and problem solving, all the way to chatting with strangers and hopping on public transport without checking the direction – each team had to figure it all out, collect all the loot and find their way back to the hotel.
It was nothing short of an adventure, especially after our Friday Night boogying. But it brought us closer together.
Right on time for the coveted afternoon on the beach. Staying right by one of the largest sandy beaches on the Bulgarian Black Sea shore, we had plenty of space to spread out and get a healthy dose of rest & relaxation after the dynamic 24 hours we had just had. We brushed up our Belote skills (a classic card game for the beach in Bulgaria), stretched our muscles with a bit of swimming and refreshed our brains with some riveting conversation.
We wrapped up the busy week with a nice long Sunday breakfast and one last picture together. As we said our goodbyes, the topic of the winter office started popping up in almost every conversation. Only a few months – and we’ll be gathered again, this time in the snowy mountains of Bulgaria.
Until then, don’t forget to put your hats on, lather up that sunscreen, and if you want to join us on our next seasonal office adventure – check our open positions and apply!