Yesterday our engineers and network operations team (as well as myself and co-CEO Eddie) took the day off in our Sydney office to celebrate the huge release of BigCommerce 6, which we’d been working on together since February. In true Aussie style, we dined on steak, cruised around in a stretch Hummer and made our own beer at The Beer Factory in Seven Hills.
All 62 photos are up on our Facebook page, but here are a few I liked the most. Let’s start with…
Activity #1: Cooking and Eating Our Own Steak
From left to right: Chris, Rod, Eddie, Mitch, Brendan, Gaston, Dave
Cooking our steaks up on the BBQ at Phillip’s Foote in The Rocks
Activity #2: Stretch Hummer Out to Seven Hills
Our transportation from The Rocks to Seven Hills – A stretch hummer
Hummerific – from left to right: Chris, Gaston, Gwilym, Eddie, Rodney, Ray, Rayn, Mitch, Brendan, Dave
On our way – from left to right: Rayn, Rod, Gaston, Gwilym, Ray, Brendan, Dave, Chris
Activity #3: Making Our Own Beer
The Beer Factory at Seven Hills – heaven for most Aussies
The HUGE selection of beers you can brew yourself
A few grains of barley – one of beer’s key ingredients
Cleaning bottles before filling
Bottling our custom BigCommerce brews: a German-style and a bitter English style
BigCommerce – the easiest way to drink online?
Eddie and I getting the job done
Ten cases of our custom brew – which we stashed in the hummer for the trip home
3 hours later and we’re on our way home…
You can view all 62 photos from the day on our Facebook page. On a side note, if you like steak, beer, hummers and e-commerce software then why not come and join our team here in Sydney or Austin?