Archive for the ‘Bluebeam fun’ Category

Bluebeam’s Phantoms Menace the Pasadena Office Again

September 16, 2014

Like the Sand People of Star Wars, the Bluebeam pranksters are back, and in greater numbers. The force has been strong with them lately, and our Pasadena office has seen a rise in the number of desks that have been “decorated” over the past couple of months.

Some were cute…

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I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of items were suddenly covered in gift wrap.

 

Some, not so cute…

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This isn’t the desk you’re looking for. You can go about your business.

 

And, some were downright frightening!

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It’s a trap!

 

 

Desks weren’t the only things haunted by our phantoms. Even the signage left over from our recent Bluebeam eXtreme Conference wasn’t safe.

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They may, however, have left a clue as to who to point the finger at.

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Until next time,

Jenn

The Iron Men of Bluebeam

August 21, 2014

In June, Peter and Jon of our Engineering team, proved they were outstanding at more than just software coding, when they participated in the Ironman Couer de Lane, Idaho. If you’re not familiar with Ironman races, they start with a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike course, and if that’s not enough finish up with a 26.2 mile run. Yup, that’s right, a whole marathon. Wow. I’m exhausted just thinking about it!

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Peter is still smiling as he runs the marathon leg of the race. And I couldn’t even make it to the gym today.

Both Peter and Jon managed to finish the race, and in one piece, which is quite a feat in itself! When they returned, we welcomed them back the only way we know how here, by decorating their desks.

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Jon is welcomed back tiki style.

 

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Peter eats a well-deserved hearty breakfast after the race. And, in true developer fashion, Star Wars is never far from his mind.

 

In case you can’t tell, we’re super proud of our Bluebeam Ironmen and look forward to cheering them on at their next race!

Until next time,

Jenn

Shark Week Makes a Splash at Bluebeam

August 12, 2014

In case you haven’t heard, this week is Shark Week at the Discovery Channel. In celebration, I thought I’d share this email from Bluebeamer Anthony, who decided to share his love of Shark Week with the rest of the company through this announcement:

 

Some people like Christmas, others prefer the Fourth of July.

But my favorite holiday IS A WHOLE WEEK LONG!!!

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First you were afraid to go back into the water…

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Then they rained down in a fury from the sky…

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And only one man knew how to make it stop (Yes, that is our very own Andrew, break dancing in front of what could only be described as a full-blown SHARKPOCOLYPSE.)

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Shark Week is August 10-16. You are all welcome for the reminder.

 

Thanks, Anthony! Who doesn’t love a good “Sharknado” eh?

Until next time,

Jenn

Episode V: The Pranksters Strike Back

July 16, 2014

It’s been quite a while since we last heard from our office pranksters at Bluebeam. They’d been pretty quiet since we moved into our new office space earlier this year, giving us “a new hope” that perhaps they had changed their ways. But the makers of mischief struck back with a vengeance recently, hitting not one, but two desks!

When Software Engineer, Ryan, professed his love of all things Chipotle, little did he realize the pranksters here were listening! They decided to make some enhancements to his desk so it would resemble one of his favorite tinfoil-wrapped burritos. Yum!

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More tinfoil than you could possibly imagine.

 

Most recently, Direct Marketing Manager, Jill, returned from her honeymoon in Turkey to find a giant “B” (for bride, hehe) covered in hand turkeys had taken up residence at her desk.

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May the force “B” with you.

 

Now that we know our pranksters have given in to the dark side, you never know when they’ll strike next. Stay tuned for more updates!

Until next time,

Jenn

 

Bluebeam T-Shirts on the Move

June 3, 2014

A lot of us at Bluebeam like to travel, and when we do, we love to take our Bluebeam t-shirts with us! Just recently, Bluebeam Product Manager, Brian, traveled to Jordan and visited the Petra Treasury, where he made sure to capture the moment in his Bluebeam best.

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Brian at the Petra Treasury in Jordan.

 

Last year our Channel Sales Specialist, Steve, wore his favorite Bluebeam shirt while visiting Machu Picchu in Peru.

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Steve at Machu Picchu.

 

In March, Lead Technical Support Engineer, Paul, wore his to New Mexico while participating in a 26.2 mile race honoring the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Bataan in World War II.

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Paul in New Mexico

 

Have you traveled anywhere with your Bluebeam t-shirt? Share your pictures and stories with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using hashtag #bluebeamtshirt. We can’t wait to see where you’ve been!

Until next time,

Jenn

 

Bluebeam Makes a New Feathered Friend

April 15, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, when Bluebeamer Stephanie went outside on her lunch break to enjoy some of the Southern California sun, she was surprised to see an adorable cockatiel hanging out at her favorite spot by the fountain. The bird had appeared to have wandered away from his home and was roaming free, but must have been happy to see a friendly face, as he quickly jumped on Stephanie’s shoulder to say hello.

Just hanging out at the fountain.

Upon hearing the news, a bunch of us rushed over to meet Stephanie’s new feathered friend and were instantly smitten! But as much as we all wanted to take him home, we realized that the bird’s owner must be missing him very much so we decided to call the local humane society in hopes they could be reunited.

While we waited for them to come, we brought our new friend, who we decided to call “Bob,” into the office to ensure he wouldn’t fly away. Everyone loved meeting Bob, and he seemed to enjoy hanging out with us at the office.

Stephanie with her new friend, Bob.

Bob says hi to Tony…

…then makes a stop at John’s desk.

When it was time to say goodbye, we were all sad to see Bob leave, but we hope that he will find his owner, or perhaps meet a new family to love him. :)

Until next time,

Jenn

 

Available Now! Support On Demand

April 1, 2014

The perfect solution. Delivered right to you!

Do you love Bluebeam’s support team? We do too! Imagine if you had members of our support team instantly available to you—day or night—to guide you to the perfect solution right from their fingertips. Well friends, the time has come! Learn how, with one button, you can instantly solve your challenges (and world peace) today with Bluebeam support on demand. An extreme new feature, the Blue Button, offers support on demand directly from your desktop (literally, your desktop).

We’ve gone above and beyond and created new technology enabling never-before-seen access to our support team. Check out our tutorial video unveiling the new Blue Button in detail. We’re sure you’re going to love it!

 

Denim Day at Bluebeam

March 17, 2014

Friday was Denim Day at Bluebeam, meaning it was time to don our finest denim duds from head to toe. Bluebeamers were sporting the best in denim-on-denim looks, such as jeans, denim shirts and skirts and “denim tuxedos.” A few of us even went reaching way back into our closets to find those oldies but goodies like denim jackets and acid-wash jeans. It was truly a sight to behold! Rather than explain any further, I’ll let the pictures below speak for themselves. :)

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A few of our Pasadena office folks in their Denim Day finest. Don’t they
look grand?

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Carissa rocks a full length denim ensemble.

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Jared looks distinguished in blue.

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Michelle keeps it classy with a denim tuxedo.

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Will is the epitome of sophistication in his denim tux.

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Jeremy contemplates greatness as he sports a
rolled up, casual look.

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Katie and Stan are ready for martini’s shaken, not stirred, in their
denim tuxes.

Until next time,

Jenn

Bluebeam Pranksters Strike Again – Hello Kitty Style

January 29, 2014
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What a pretty keyboard you have!

It looks like somebody here has a fondness for all things cute, because Bluebeamer Aaron recently arrived at his desk to find his keyboard had been decorated with Hello Kitty stickers. The once plain, black keys are now super colorful and sparkly, and in my opinion look totally fabulous! I’m not sure that Aaron would agree with me, however—hehe—since I don’t believe he’s a big fan of sparkly…at least not in his work station, anyway. ;)

You never know who’ll be next here at Bluebeam!

Until next time,

Jenn

Bluebeam Holiday Snowflake Challenge

December 23, 2013

Last week at Bluebeam, as things were winding down for the holidays, the competition started heating up with The Great Holiday Snowflake Challenge of 2013. It all started when Meg and Kristine decided to give their desks some holiday cheer by hanging decorations, including a few handmade paper snowflakes.

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It started as just a few decorations…

It soon blossomed into a full-on competition, with Bluebeamers from every department grabbing paper and scissors, eager to outdo each other. The results were as fun and unique as the people who work here. They included everything from intricately cut paper, 3D, and Bluebeam logos, to some made out of coffee filters, aluminum foil, and even one from wood using a laser cutter! It was a spectacular sight to see!

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…and before you knew it, it became this!

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And this.

There were so many cool, creative contributions that it seemed only right to pick one as the best. Ultimately the Bluebeam snowflake ornament made from wood was chosen as the winner, and I say I have to agree. It was pretty awesome. Congratulations to the winners!

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The winning entry!

What a great way to end the year…I can’t wait to see what happens in 2014!

Until next time,

Jenn


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