To kick-off the summer season ahead, we here at gap intelligence are unveiling a brand-new component to our blog series…the Weekend Warrior! As a company and as collective individuals, we each strive to contribute to something bigger and better than ourselves day in and day out. Within our office walls and out into the world, our passions, talents, and interests run far and wide.
Here’s what our gappers have been up to the last couple of weeks…
Kim Plavan – Data Specialist
gapper Kim and her son Bo recently set out on a muddy Saturday morning adventure and headed to Camp Pendleton to participate in the Marine Corp’s World Famous Mud Run! The Mud Run helps raise funds for Marines and their families to enjoy various athletic clubs and activities on base.Before
Once Kim and Bo arrived at Camp Pendleton, they joined up with several soccer families from Bo’s team. The Mom’s ran (walked) the 5k course, while the kids ran the 1k. Both courses sported several obstacles including walls to climb, tunnels to crawl through, muddy hills to conquer, and nets to climb up, over, and under. Oh…and there were many many mud pits. The last mud pit before the finish line was a doozy! The mud was so thick it felt like cement. Luckily when some of the kids got stuck, the Marines hopped in the pits to pull them to freedom. gapper Kim and her entire team had a great time and can’t wait to get dirty again next year!After!
Scott Peterson – Industry Analyst
A couple of weekends ago we celebrated the Fourth of July, but rather than celebrating in the sunshine like many other local San Diegans, Camera Analyst Scott Peterson was using his talent for spinning records as a wedding DJ! Two of Scott’s longtime friends got married at the scenic Tom Ham’s Lighthouse located on the beautiful San Diego harbor. DJ’ing was a great way for Scott to return a favor to the groom, who recently gave a gapU presentation about being a Union Tribune photojournalist. That said, Scott happily found himself talking cameras with many of the like-minded guests at the wedding…all the while pumping the jams that kept the crowd dancing into the early morning hours! With the venue located right along the waterfront, Scott had a turntable with an extraordinary view.
Pasha Skripin – Programmer
This month, gap intelligence is privileged to have two of our programmers visiting from Uzbekistan. Aside from working on amazing code, Shavkat and Pasha are taking in many of the sights and sounds of San Diego. During our last monthly company meeting, Pasha Skripin expressed his desire to see some live local music while in town. Naturally, no other place would do except The Casbah! Fellow programmer, Shavkat Samatov, and Camera Analyst, Scott Peterson, accompanied Pasha to the infamous venue for a show by the Creepy Creeps and the ever-so entertaining Schitzophonics. After an ear-shattering bout of rock music and slam-dancing into oblivion, Pasha is already looking forward to his next dose of the San Diego music scene…especially the late-night burritos that go along with it!
Check back often to keep up on what the gappers are up to and feel free to share your own Weekend Warrior activities with us as well!
We are driven to contribute to something bigger than ourselves and trust that our hard work will turn into something great and that we’ll have fun along the way!