Q3 On-Site Recap: TripleBlind Collaborates In-Person in KC
Excited to see what our quickly-scaling startup is up to? At the start of Q3, TripleBlind’s team gathered at our Kansas City HQ for a few days of meaningful reflection, strategic planning, and community-centered volunteering!
This quarter, we’ve been proud to launch a full-scale customer support center, conduct a robust survey on Chief Data Officer’s perspectives on data privacy, and successfully train a privacy-preserving random-forest model on a 300 million row dataset. We’ve also been featured in Constellation Research and Omdia’s respective market research reports! We’ve been growing rapidly, so to create and uphold a strong company culture, we wanted to gather our globally-distributed team members together at our home base in Kansas City.
Here’s a recap of our three-day on-site, as well as a handful of shoutouts to all who helped make this special event possible.
Arrival day, warm introductions, and an all-team dinner.
Our now 50-person team met (and reunited) at the end of July, many making fresh introductions at a company dinner graciously hosted by COO & Co-Founder Greg Storm and his wife. We shared jokes, reminisced on our progress, and set the stage for the coming days over a meal catered by Cupini’s!
Community volunteering, an all-team show-and-tell session, and Boulevard Brewery’s “Happy Hour”!
We started the day by giving back, volunteering at Kansas City’s very own Harvester’s –– a food network that “mobilizes the power of our community to create equitable access to nutritious food and address the root causes and impact of hunger.” Learn more here!
Following our volunteering session, each key department at TripleBlind shared insights, progress, and end-of-year goals in a “show-and-tell” presentation. Priorities for Q4 include:
- Improving Customer Success toolsets and processes to effectively and efficiently engage with product users
- Driving improvements in our onboarding process, SDK, and AP, across all supported platforms
- Sharing information-rich content about privacy-enhancing computation to increase market awareness
We’re feeling prepared and motivated to tackle these challenges as we continue to grow and advance!
We finished the day with some local favorites: dinner from Joe’s Kansas City Barbecue, a happy hour at Boulevard Brewing Company, and a night of fun and arcade games at UpDown! Craig Gentry (CTO), Babak Poorebrahim Gilkalaye (Head Cryptographer), Gharib Gharibi (Applied Scientist), Mikulas Plesak (Implementation Engineer), and Brian Koziel (Senior Cryptographic Engineer) had a showdown over who would reign champion of PacMan. What can we say? A team that works hard plays hard!
Interdepartmental collaboration and farewells.
On our final day together, the TripleBlind team collaborated in interdepartmental meetings. We value transparency and open communication across all projects, so this was an excellent opportunity for team members to find common ground and devise creative solutions. We closed out our Q3 onsite with wholesome lunches, warm see-you-laters, and a renewed sense of vision and purpose for Q4!
We’d love to thank the employees of Boulevard Rec Deck for hosting us, the employees at Harvester’s for teaching us, and the employees of Cupini’s in Westport, Zocalo on the Plaza, Town Topic in the Crossroads, and Joe’s Kansas City Barbecue for keeping us fed.
Thanks again, Kansas City!
Interested in joining our fast-paced and mission-driven team? We’re always looking for talent, both in Kansas City and remotely! Check out our Careers Page for open opportunities –– We’d love to see you at our next on-site!