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Merry and Happy

Actian Corporation

December 20, 2019

Company Culture: Ugly Sweaters

How Does Your Company Get Festive Around the Holidays and Year End? We at Actian Go All Out!

It all started with a series of Holiday Parties in all our offices globally – some hosted at the office, some at local pubs, and ALL were amazing!

The Palo Alto office gathered in the astonishing Hillsborough Racquet Club, close to San Francisco. Too much tasty food (prepared by The Sharks chef!), a casino, DJ and so much fun!

This year we were fortunate to get together with Believe Holy Spirit and participate in their annual toy drive. Believe is a nonprofit organization that aims to empower, educate, and redirect misguided youth in the East Bay. This year‘s contributions will go directly back to the community during the toy giveaway which will be held on December 21st  at the Eden youth center in Hayward California. Actian’s donations alone will assist over 50 families with gifts this holiday season.

We also had a gift-wrapping station available right in the office! How perfect to sip eggnog, listen to carols, joke, chat and get what usually ends up as a 3am-before-Christmas-Day job done!

And just today, most of us got ugly, wearing their holiday gear and ugly sweaters. Some were cute, some were the real deals! Too much fun!

… and there were (too many) yummy cookies and decorations and poinsettias… aaand it is all those things, little and big, that make my heart full and I want to shout out loud…

Thank you, Actian and Happy Holidays to all!


About Actian Corporation

Actian is helping businesses build a bridge to a data-defined future. We’re doing this by delivering scalable cloud technologies while protecting customers’ investments in existing platforms. Our patented technology has enabled us to maintain a 10-20X performance edge against competitors large and small in the mission-critical data management market. The most data-intensive enterprises in financial services, retail, telecommunications, media, healthcare and manufacturing trust Actian to solve their toughest data challenges.