Lucene extensibility. [OH YEAH] Extraction throughput. [GIVE IT TO ME] Ginger lemon tea?! [ahhhhh....]
Our Monday morning team meetings at Xoopit cover a range of topics from code to colo's, but we also discuss something that isn't a common theme of discussion in the tech culture--FOOD AS FUEL.
Yes, what we eat at Xoopit for lunch is a delicate and rather important matter and we enjoy giving it some thought. Since our move to our current office location in march of 2007, we've been committed to creating a healthy environment for our team, starting with the food that we put in our bodies during work hours.
It all began when Peter came to drop off his offer letter while we were still working out of Bijan's apartment in Bernal Heights. Peter joked about bringing a brown bag for lunch since we did not yet have a 4 star organic cafeteria. Unbeknownst to him, a regime of organic, low carb, and mostly vegetarian meals were already a part of Bijan & JK's lunch time culture (with the occasional jaunt to Ritual Roasters after lunch).
Today with a team of 10, we continue to eat lunch together every day of the week in our Mission District office. In building our company together, we have discovered that healthy, energizing food can have all of our favorite flavors and textures and we enjoy preparing lunches designed to wake us up rather than have us crave for a siesta. While hearing stories that at some companies people have gained 15lbs from all the free food, at Xoopit, a few of us have lost 10lbs, are eating smarter, and are always bursting with new ideas to take to our users.
On our lunch table, you will find curried lentils, baked fish, great salads of all kinds....And then there are the soups, from tomato to miso, broccoli, and even firey ginger-carrot.
When you go through our fridge or kitchen shelves, you come across super foods like raw almond butter, E3live, macca or vitamineral green powder, goji berries and fresh raw almond milk-- And o.k we won't pretend that we don't all run for the organic dark chocolate bar sitting on the counter in the afternoon but that's a vice that we're happy to keep!