Thoughts From Random Coffee

The only thing better than a good cup of coffee is sharing it with a friend! After Software Engineers, Mihir Kothari and David Sumera discovered the idea of “random coffees” from a Forbes article, they started our very popular #random-coffee Slack channel to bring Team HomeAway together. They utilized the Donut function built into the Slack app and the main purpose is to randomly connect people in the channel every two weeks.  With offices located all over the world, it's just what we needed to foster new relationships within HomeAway.


Team HomeAway is sharing some memorable moments from their silly, thought-provoking, and always random, coffee meetups. 

 “Had an amazing time chatting with Mark about learning languages, traveling to Japan, and various sketchy buildings at The University of Texas.” - Michelle K.

“Had an amazing time chatting with Mark about learning languages, traveling to Japan, and various sketchy buildings at The University of Texas.” - Michelle K.

 “Martta and I enjoyed some tea and coffee chatting about travels and realized it took me almost two years to learn how our meeting rooms are organized on each floor!! (P.S. - they're alphabetically laid out, clockwise from the giant "A" conference rooms!)” - Sean G.

“Martta and I enjoyed some tea and coffee chatting about travels and realized it took me almost two years to learn how our meeting rooms are organized on each floor!! (P.S. - they're alphabetically laid out, clockwise from the giant "A" conference rooms!)” - Sean G.

 “I had the pleasure of meeting Ben this morning for my random coffee! This is such a neat way to meet new people and learn more about other teams at HomeAway.” - Riley C.

“I had the pleasure of meeting Ben this morning for my random coffee! This is such a neat way to meet new people and learn more about other teams at HomeAway.” - Riley C.

 “Super random coffee with Sharon, I loved it! We ended up talking about  Insights ,  the HomeAway Book Club , networking, and infinite swimming pools.” - Lola A. (Lola is based in Madrid and Sharon is in Austin so they met via video conferencing.)

“Super random coffee with Sharon, I loved it! We ended up talking about Insights, the HomeAway Book Club, networking, and infinite swimming pools.” - Lola A. (Lola is based in Madrid and Sharon is in Austin so they met via video conferencing.)

 Wonderful random coffee (and coke) with Christine O. today! We talked about everything from motherhood, cultural differences in the family unit between Kenya and the U.S., working in data and partner services at HomeAway, and how the marketing department is so popular and outgoing! - Abby S.

Wonderful random coffee (and coke) with Christine O. today! We talked about everything from motherhood, cultural differences in the family unit between Kenya and the U.S., working in data and partner services at HomeAway, and how the marketing department is so popular and outgoing! - Abby S.

 “Had a great chat with Shannon P. We talked about food, Austin’s real estate and life at HomeAway during our random lunch.” - Srinivas R.

“Had a great chat with Shannon P. We talked about food, Austin’s real estate and life at HomeAway during our random lunch.” - Srinivas R.

 “Phu P. and I had #randomthaifood for lunch today. We nerded out over card games and he inspired me to check out a Tuesday board game night at the new downtown library!” - Melissa C.

“Phu P. and I had #randomthaifood for lunch today. We nerded out over card games and he inspired me to check out a Tuesday board game night at the new downtown library!” - Melissa C.

 "Had a wonderful #random-coffee with Debi E. and talked about the HomeAway Passport program and tap dancing.” - Christina W.

"Had a wonderful #random-coffee with Debi E. and talked about the HomeAway Passport program and tap dancing.” - Christina W.

 “Great talking with Gregg B. and learning about how he’s conquered land, air and sea! Some really interesting stuff.” - Ryan L.

“Great talking with Gregg B. and learning about how he’s conquered land, air and sea! Some really interesting stuff.” - Ryan L.

 “Had a great office coffee with Helena C. whom I had never met before. We both have interesting stories on how we got to where we are now. She’s worked around the world including South Korea, Hong Kong, and London.” David S.

“Had a great office coffee with Helena C. whom I had never met before. We both have interesting stories on how we got to where we are now. She’s worked around the world including South Korea, Hong Kong, and London.” David S.



 

 “Talking about Seattle with my new friend Anish V.” - Vincent P.

“Talking about Seattle with my new friend Anish V.” - Vincent P.

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