Weekly Wrap Up - FETC 2017

31 Jan 2017
Weekly Wrap Up - FETC 2017

Not to brag, but we get invited to a lot of parties. By “parties”, we mean education events and by “invited” we mean we pay exhibitor fees—which hey, any good party has admission fees. At least, that’s what they told us.

Anyways, did we mention this past week we were at both the Bett Show in London and the Future of Education and Technology conference in Orlando? Yeah, THAT Orlando.

We may have rubbed elbows with the industry’s finest, throwing down code in our Lightning Lab App and showing off our SPRK+ bots, and had jam on our toast that morning, but that would be bragging. So, it was ok.

And by the looks of this picture, you can tell no fun was had.

A Day In The Life: Laura Lindenmeyer

Weekly Wrap Up - FETC 2017

Q. Good morning. Please tell us your name and title here, for formalities’ sake.

A. My name is Laura. Up to a couple of months ago I was a Corporate Recruiter and recently I just moved into a HR Business Partner role.

Q. Congrats. So what does your day-to-day look like here?

A. I was lucky to hire a lot of amazing folks over the last 2 years and now I get to make sure they are happy, productive, and continuing to do great work for Sphero.

Q. Appreciate the check-in, thank you. What advice can you offer for those also looking to get into the same thing?

A. Don't be afraid to start from the bottom and work hard.  You'll be rewarded in the end. I started as a Recruiting Coordinator and moved into a full life cycle Recruiting position within a year.  Another route is work for a Recruiting Agency which is like bootcamp for recruiters.

Q. So what are you currently working on?

A. Right now I am work on purchasing a comp survey, pretty sexy stuff.

Q. I’ll say. What do you love most about working here?

A. Our products and the people that make them. I feel like everyone says that, but it's true.  We have some incredibly smart and creative people working here. It's an inspiring place.

Q. Do you have a favorite bot of ours?

A. I know it's not a bot but I love the Forceband. It's so fun to control all the bots with and my kids have so much fun with it. There is nothing like it out there.

Q. It’s pretty OUTTA THIS WORLD. Sorry. What do you enjoy doing outside of Sphero?

A. Mostly just hang with my littles. We get into some epic games of Hide-and-Go-Seek.  When I'm not in full mom mode, I love to mountain bike and ski.

Q. What is your favorite aspect about living in Colorado?

A. The SUN.  It's an amazingly sunny place and it just makes you want to get outside and enjoy life.

Q. Do you have a favorite place you like to get out to and enjoy life at?

A. I think everyone should go to Strawberry Hot Springs outside of Steamboat.  It is truly a magical place.

Q. Truly therapeutic. Alright, to end the formalities, please tell us a little surprising fact about yourself.

A. Even though I grew up in Utah and have lived in CO for a long time, I didn't learn to ski until I was in my late 20s.  You're never too old to learn.

ICYMI Top 5

  1. That slow-mo, tho.
  2. Desert-scape.
  3. Yes, for one.
  4. Did I leave the stove on?
  5. Rhino you?
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