Spirited Celebration

By on Nov 1, 2020 in People

The Yardi Atlanta office recently completed a successful Halloween Week! Going virtual was no easy feat, but the events committee tapped into the office’s love of competition to make a fun and memorable event.

Hype years in the making

Over the years, the social committees at Yardi Atlanta have helped to develop its office culture. The office is known as a place that fuels its hard work with camaraderie and fun. Annual Halloween celebrations brought team members together in pursuit of glory —until this year.

Best Group Costume – RENTCafe Affordable Housing

With most of Yardi Atlanta working remotely, the office would not come together to celebrate Halloween. What would normally be a week of in-office costume parties and cubical decorations faced a great challenge in 2020. How could Yardi Atlanta take the festivities into a remote work environment? Would it still be fun and engaging?

Undaunted by the task, the social committee launched a series of virtual events that encouraged creativity and competition. Each weekday featured a new challenge or activity to engage team members in the holiday spirit.

Monday kicked off with a Pumpkin Selfie contest. Employees showed off their carving skills along with their smiles. The Best Pumpkin Selfie award went to Camilo Perez! After clocking out for the evening, a virtual call taught team members how to be Absinthe mixologists.

Tuesday’s Throwback Halloween Costume Pictures conjured fringe haircuts, teased bangs and other horrors better left in their graves. There were real gems and great conversation starters among the submissions. Wendy Caffery received the Best Throwback Costume award.

Working from home offers even more creative freedom to decorate! Wednesday’s competition received submissions of Halloween Home Décor, from fun and festive to ghoulish and frightening. Amber Brown earned the Best Decorations award. The workday then ended with Ghost Stories by the Campfire.

Though Thursday brought epic storms and power outages to the city, Yardi Atlanta remained in high spirits. Thursday’s virtual Costume Contest encouraged individual and group submissions, allowing team members to work together across distances. Winner’s competed for prizes and bragging rights in four categories.

  • Scariest Individual Costume – Kevin Vasquez
  • Funniest Individual Costume – Esteban Diaz
  • Best Overall Individual Costume – Amber Brown
  • Best Group Costume – RENTCafé Affordable Housing

Special thanks to all team members who participated in the events! Discover more Yardi employees who are Energized for Good! Explore our People page for more inspiring employee stories.