Weekly Wrap Up - Spread the Love
14 Feb 2017
If ever there was a polarizing holiday that struck as much celebratory fervor of fans and foes alike, Valentine’s Day enters the room with a big box of chocolates and roses.
We’ve seen as many restaurant bookings and bouquet-making stations at Whole Foods (so Boulder) as we’ve seen Single-Awareness and I-Hate-Valentine’s Day event invites via Facebook. Which we’ve replied “Going” to all.
Love or love-to-hate this holiday, we’re all about spreading that love—not just with the onslaught of sweets, donuts and RAD BB-8 Valentines flying about in our office—we want to spread that love to you. Right now you can get 15% off* your order with code SPHEROLOVE at chekout on our store for that sophisticated, incredibly good-looking, robot-loving person in your life.
This deal—not your love, of course—only lasts today, and nothing says “I love you” quite like beeps and boops
Really, nothing does.
*Discount excludes Star Wars items, 12-packs, Power Packs and already-discounted items.
A Day In The Life: Anya Grechka
Q. Good morning, Anya. Oops, let me start again: Who are you and what’s your title here?
A. I'm Anya and my title is Mechanical Engineer.
Q. And what does your role entail at Sphero?
A. I'm on the Prototyping team, which means I get to design, hack, assemble, and support manufacturing of our (potentially) new products.
Q. “That sounds boring”, said no one EVER. What advice can you impart for others looking to get into the same thing?
A. Be open to opportunities and get involved in the areas that you're interested in. Gaining in-depth experience on any particular project usually opens the door to the next one. I spent years working in public transit before really taking the leap into product development, which lead me here!
Q. Quite the journey you took then, pun intended. What are you working on right now?
A. I think it's super secret, but maybe I can hint at it: a small version of one of our existing products.
Q. What do you love most about working at Sphero?
A. It's great how supportive the culture is here - if I want to learn a new skill, get a new tool, or travel for a conference - it's usually accommodated.
Q. Tool to succeed. Which of our bots is your favorite?
A. SPRK+ was my favorite until I recently discovered the jumping powers of Ollie. We have a skee ball ramp that I aspire to land an Ollie on.
Q. I LOVE THAT RAMP. Besides racing Ollies, what do you like to do outside of Sphero?
A. I like running, biking, skiing, camping, or doing pretty much anything else outside. I also really enjoy reading and cooking. I own a silversmithing jewelry business called Zaaya, so I actually spend most of my time in a studio soldering away.
Q. You make these? I can’t even fold my origami post-its. We all have our talents, I suppose. What do you love about living in Colorado?
A. I love that my family lives here and that we have the mountains in our backyard.
Q. Do you have a favorite spot you like to frequent?
Q. Noted. Last question-what little fact can you share about yourself?
A. I was born in Siberia and lived there for 9 years. I still love and look forward to winters!