Mary Poppins Rocking the Actian Halloween Costume Contest By Helena Marsikova October 31, 2019 A very diverse yet joyful group of masks including Tuesday Taco, Fortune Teller, Squid, Superman, Bob Marley, Hippie, Mary Poppins, Morphsuit, Top Gun’s Maverick, Dead-Priest-Joker, Walrus, Game of Thrones’ Melisandre, a Slytherin, and Actian’s People Programs Manager abducted by an alien was sighted marching around the Embarcadero Place in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday, October 29, cheering and wishing random walkers from the surrounding offices Happy Halloween. Having completed the Halloween Parade, the crew gathered in the office to vote for the winner of this year’s costume contest. Results were tight – as photos demonstrate, all the costumes were awesome – but we were finally able to elect the top ones: 1st place – Mary Poppins 2nd place – Dead-Priest-Joker 3rd place – Fortune Teller Congratulations to the winners and Happy Halloween to everybody! About Helena Marsikova Helena is the Partner Marketing Manager at Actian, responsible for channel marketing activities, supporting and enhancing the Actian Partner Program and boosting partner marketing initiatives. Born in the Czech Republic and currently living in the heart of Silicon Valley, Helena loves traveling and exploring the world with her family. She is an Orangetheory Fitness enthusiast.