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)
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.
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.
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.