20 December 2018 by Jana Schmid
Is working in Tech Company really defined by misogyny, greed and soullessness?
This year, I took on a small creative pet project that started as a beer o’clock joke. When the project was complete, I realized that this one piece of work debunks many of the stereotypes people have about the tech industry and working in tech.
“It's a booming industry filled with endless possibilities. Computer technology has come to define a large part of our culture for the past 20 years. And, of course, it's only getting bigger.”
Myth: It’s a one-stop shop for making millionsReality: 90% of all tech start-ups fail
Perhaps the nicest car in our company parking lot (and the most fun) is our System Admin’s Mini Cooper. We have…
12 September 2018 by Jana Schmid
It sure seems these days there is a national day for everything. And a quick Google search confirms it.
Did you know there are over 1,500 national days?
>>> National Day Calendar
I, myself am genetically predisposed to celebrate EVERYTHING! Half-birthdays — bring it. Puppy birthday cakes — but of course! National donut day — duh! Cinco de Mayo — naturally! Leap Year — what have I got to lose? Life anniversaries — sure why not. You get the gist.
So when it popped up in my social media planning that there is a National Video Games Day, I couldn’t resist. Especially with all the work we recently have done for Proton and Steam Play.
>>> Wine and Steam – A Major Milestone
Did you know there…
6 June 2018 by Jana Schmid
She admits that she would be a terrible health care worker. If you want to make her day, cook her good food and clean the dishes. She has never kept a New Year’s resolution but she could give a 40-minute presentation with absolutely no preparation on the benefits and logistics of small-scale local food operations. She will NEVER go on a road trip with a dog and a cat again and her dream car is a Pagani Zonda. And PLEASE people, stop asking her when she is getting married! She spends her days at CodeWeavers discovering and recording where CrossOver breaks — introducing Anna Lasky, one of our Quality Assurance Engineers!
In her own words: I am a small-scale farm-hand turned software tester enjoying the comforts provided by making a living while…
4 May 2018 by Jana Schmid
He manages development resources at CodeWeavers with his turtle spirit animal as his co-pilot. He could give a 40-minute presentation on the challenges of an off-grid cabin in winter, with absolutely no preparation; he will never buy two cats and a dog again. He’s a morning person, whose favorite day on the calendar is Boxing Day and least favorite sport to watch is darts. He may have seen a ghost, has never owned a waterbed and his dream car is a Google self-driving car. If you are looking for a suduko player, he’s your man, if you are looking for a karaoke partner he’s not your man. Introducing our talented Canadian Director of Development—Ulrich Czekalla.
In his own words: I grew up in Toronto, Canada. I got my first computer in…
1 May 2018 by Jana Schmid
This May, CodeWeavers will celebrate its 22nd Birthday! That's right folks, we've been around for 22 years. It's time to celebrate! We will be taking the month to share with you an abundance of special offers (sign up here to stay in the know), a glance at the different facets of our corporate culture, fun facts a CrossOver macOS and Linux release and maybe a cake (who am I kidding, of course there will be cake). So stay tuned, you never know what might pop up this month. It's gonna be fun!
So bring your good times and your laughter tooWe gonna celebrate your party with you
Come on now!
Some companies celebrate employee milestones with cupcakes, some get a special parking spot, some might get lunch with the boss, some might be blessed with…
9 April 2018 by Jana Schmid
He saw snow for the first time when he visited Minnesota in March of 2018, he has a bachelor degree in mathematics and once dreamed of becoming a professional footballer (what we here in the states call soccer). Although he loves dogs (he has two Labradors), a test once told him that his spirit animal is an owl. Surprisingly, when asked if he would rather go to a tropic island or the Arctic, he chose the Arctic. His favorite philosopher is Immanuel Kant and on his to-do list is becoming a vegetarian. Introducing our only developer from Colombia — Sergio Andrés Gómez Del Real.
Name: Sergio Andrés Gómez Del Real
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
Currently Lives: Barranquilla, Colombia
In his own words: I studied mathematics and…
21 March 2018 by Jana Schmid
He’s a Wine Developer who specializes in audio and video. He despises obligatory gift giving and waiting in lines. Podcasts, coffee and seeing diversity in the Twin Cities are small things that make his day better. If he had to give a 40-minute presentation on anything without any preparation it would be on Nintendo's home console business from the 1980s through the 1990s. The most fun way he has been injured is also the dumbest way he has been injured. Introducing Andrew Eikum—if he had to eat a worm he would Sautee it in butter with onion and garlic.
Name: Andrew Eikum
Birthplace: Saint Paul, MN
Currently Lives: Saint Paul, MN
In his own words: I've worked at CodeWeavers for nearly 9 years. I have an easy time remembering this: I changed…
14 February 2018 by Jana Schmid
As Senior Tech Support, he sits up upon the mezzanine, introduced the company to the Carolina Reaper Madness Chip and has the most eclectic lunchtime spreads. He hates marketing shenanigans, like answering surveys and writing about himself. His spirit animal is a rabbit, he would stay 25 forever and when asked if he could eliminate one thing from his daily schedule, he said driving. Congratulations to this month’s employee spotlight — Vince Lund, who has successfully taken public transportation for six weeks.
Name: Vince Lund
Title: Senior Tech Support
Currently Lives: MN
In his own words: [Intentionally left blank]
What would you name your boat if you had one?The Pathfinder
What’s the dumbest way you’ve been…