This week, my team at Automattic had a meetup in… Tokyo! 🗼🎌 I was so waiting for this to happen, and finally… my five teammates and the CFO all made it here.
(Last time was in Copenhagen, Denmark – March 2015)
Jenia and Alex
Our work room
1st day dinner (appetizers)
One thing that didn’t go as planned was that I got a cold during the week 😓 But luckily I was able to join back with the team after seeing my doctor.
On Wednesday, we took a stroll around Shinjuku, Harajuku, and Shibuya. It was a beautiful sunny day. We could see Mt. Fuji from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory.
View of Mt. Fuji
Shinjuku Gyoen greenhouse
We also got to see some plum and early-blossoming cherry flowers in Shinjuku Gyoen Park.
The last day was a combination of a productive morning clearing out a good number of todos & unresolved issues, 1-on-1 meeting with Alex, then a tasty dinner.
Julian & Yoav
Soba + tempura
Jenia trying to warm up
Sea bream + sesame tofu
Even though it doesn’t feel like I only meet them (at most) twice a year because we work together every day online, it’s always nice to meet in person and say “Kanpai!” 🍻
Jenia’s series of meetup diary is on her blog.