Mastering the Level Up Games - Summer 2017

Every year, budding startups and established tech companies in Austin face off for a a day of "grueling" athletic challenges called the Level Up Games. Employees compete in “Olympic-style” events like beer pong, flip cup, Liar’s Dice, and more.

HomeAway President, John Kim, celebrating a beer pong win.

HomeAway President, John Kim, celebrating a beer pong win.

Team HomeAway was in it to win it this year and prepared for weeks in advance, practicing beer pong and flip cup into the wee hours of the night. Even President, John Kim, spent time sharpening his Liar’s Dice skills. The late-night practices paid off because HomeAway won first place in the ping pong and foosball competitions. 

Team HomeAway warming up for round two of beer pong.

Team HomeAway warming up for round two of beer pong.

 

Team HomeAway voted on which non-profit organization to donate the winnings to and this year we selected SAFE Austin. We raised $7,500 for SAFE, which helps sheltered children and women who are suffering from abuse.

Team HomeAway taking a break to enjoy the food trucks.

Team HomeAway taking a break to enjoy the food trucks.

While part of Team HomeAway was competing, the others were enjoying the local food trucks and live music. We placed second overall – a huge milestone for Team HomeAway and the closest we've ever gotten to the gold!

Level Up Games were held at Fair Market this year with 10 companies participating. A few of our friends were there including Spredfast, BigCommerce, and RetailMeNot.

Level Up Games were held at Fair Market this year with 10 companies participating. A few of our friends were there including Spredfast, BigCommerce, and RetailMeNot.

This is one of those company events you don’t want to miss since it only happens once a year. Team HomeAwayis a competitive group and we love coming together outside of the office to bond and get involved with the local tech community. Tap your work bestie and start practicing, because the next Level Up Games is only 365 days away! 

 

 

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