Weekly Wrap Up - The Fall-owing
27 Sep 2016
Ahhhhh the crisp air. The blushing trees. The overflowing abundance of pumpkin-spice everything has come (Would you like that regular or pumpkin-spiced?). Yes, fall has officially arrived and all is abuzz here in Boulder. Never mind the leaf-peeping occurring outside our windows, our team is busy with the launch of our long-anticipated Force Band at the end of this week. Not only can you control your BB-8 with gestures like the Force Push, but you can also use the Force Band to train like a Jedi Knight with BB-8, challenge your abilities in Combat Training mode, uncover Holocrons in Force Awareness Mode and interact with your other Sphero bots.
Besides getting Force Band out the door and into your hands, some of us are heading out east for a few fun events coming your way; one of which will be hosted by the First Family, called South by South Lawn. Much like SXSW, SXSL will be a conglomerate of film, music and interactive entertainment with guests like Leonardo DiCaprio and The Lumineers, to name a few. Although we tried getting you in, +1s aren’t admitted. But fret not—you can watch the entire event streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov or on Facebook.com/WhiteHouse on October 3rd.
Lastly, while we’re waiting to pass our 84 security clearances for SXSL, we’re passing the time by getting busy in the kitchen to prepare for Sphero’s Chili Cook-off coming to you next month. While we can’t promise a chili that was spilled across the floor and scraped up with a clipboard, there are a lot of great recipes out there and plenty of obstacles lying around Sphero. We should probably have the Beano on hand since we can’t open the windows, now that I think about it. Just to be safe.
Also, absolutely no pumpkin spice allowed. Check that at the door. You know…just to be safe.
A Day In The Life: Jasmine Kuliasha
Q. Why hello, there. Please tell us your name and title here at Sphero.
A. My name is Jasmine Kuliasha, I'm an Executive Assistant.
Q. And can you tell us what you do here on the daily, Jasmine?
A. I assist the CEO, COO, CPO, and our two Co-Founders.
Q. Sounds busy and exciting. Any advice you can share for those wanting to get into the same thing?
A. Be proactive, be productive, and be interested. Even if a situation isn't awesome, your response always should be.
Q. That is a solid answer, I like it. So since you have access to the powers that be, can you share what you’re currently working on?
A. Since my work involves other people's calendars it's mostly super secret!
Q. Ah, I figured it’d be classified. It’s cool. So what’s your favourite aspect of working at Sphero?
A. Hands down, the people! If you're the smartest and happiest person in the room... you're in the wrong room. Everyone here is in the right room.
Q. So which of our bots makes you the happiest?
A. I love Ollie. Whenever I play with him I feel like I'm winning, even if it's not a game.
Q. Adrenaline junkies FTW. What do you like to do outside of Sphero?
A. Play with my 2-year old! I'm pretty much an expert in construction truck names.
Q. You’ll thank him later, trust me. What’s your favourite aspect about living in Colorado?
A. Everything! It's beautiful every season, and in the winter there is no better place to be for skiing and snowboarding.
Q. YEA-UH. So what places do you suggest I gotta check out?
A. The Colorado Cherry Company just outside of Lyons has the BEST cherry pie, and the Denver Biscuit Company is my go-to for biscuits-as-big-as-your-face.
Q. I. Love. Cherry. Anything. Ahhhhh…back to you. Share a little surprising fact about yourself.
A. I grew up in Guatemala, and my dad did a lot of work in the rain forest - so I went to the jungle about once a month throughout my childhood.