Jennifer is the Digital Content Specialist for MATRIX. Her mission is to understand what information our various communities want and need from MATRIX, and to deliver it in ways that are enlightening, engaging and in sync with who we are as a company. She loves pop culture, Oklahoma football, and the great state of Texas.
The MATRIX Community: A Look Back and A Look Ahead
As we enter the new year, I thought it would be a fitting time to look back on what MATRIX has done in the community this year and give a peek at what we have in store for 2014.
We are taking on a more national role in the HTML5 community. We will continue to host the HTML5 user group in Dallas, and we are excited to announce that we will be partnering with Atlanta, San Francisco and Chicago HTML5 in 2014.
Check out our events calendar for more details on the groups we host.
MATRIX Service Projects
In 2013, our offices in RTP and Charlotte volunteered at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, as well as the Hospitality House.
Our Dallas office participated in Race for the Cure, SPCAA drives and adopt-a-kid at Christmas. They also began a strong partnership with Grace Bridge Food Bank, which will continue into 2014.
Atlanta partnered with The Salvation Army, HouseProud, and Partnership Against Domestic Violence in 2013.
Consultant and Client Events
The MATRIX Seminar Series had another outstanding year providing free educational and informative classes for our clients. In total, over 580 clients attended 20+ sessions at our offices nationwide on topics ranging from professional development and management to Agile and Kanban. We are gearing up for 2014 and hope you will join us once more!
Atlanta hosted their second annual Consultant BBQ this summer and got to spend the day getting to know each other's families. Complete with bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, and of course, good food, it was once again a huge success.
Houston and Dallas both invited all of their current consultants to their holiday parties this year. Dallas especially enjoyed getting in the photo booth with all the different props, as you can see from the album here.
As I elaborated in my culture post, MATRIX is a pretty fantastic place to work. We stayed busy this year with costume contests, trick-or-treating, pumpkin carvings, potlucks, chili cook-offs, kickball games, bingo tournaments, March Madness parties, baseball games, cookouts, photo booths, bounce houses, bowling competitions, fantasy football leagues, Bring Your Kids to Work Day, washers tournaments and many birthday celebrations.
We’ve built an amazing culture that we feel very blessed to have, and the members that we added to our team in 2013 have brought even more energy to our team. We look forward to bringing more people onboard in 2014 and growing our MATRIX family.
Do you have suggestions of what you would like to see from us in 2014? Leave your response in the comments. Happy New Year!