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A Glimpse Into Skillz Culture: Company-Wide Holiday Party!

The annual Skillz holiday party is a night for all Skillzians around the country to come together and celebrate the year’s accomplishments and milestones! 2017 was a record-breaking year for us – the Skillz family just surpassed 100 employees, we launched a slew of innovative patents and new products, and we were honored with major award wins on the Inc. 5000, CNBC Disruptor 50 and the San Francisco Business Times Fast 100!

This year, our holiday party was held at a craft brewery in San Francisco. It was a great space for all Skillzians to enjoy themselves with plenty of food, drinks, and laughs!


A Glimpse Into Skillz Culture – Full Company Holiday Party

Skillzians having fun with one of our holiday party Snapchat filters!


“It was great to spend time with my coworkers outside of the office and celebrate all of our amazing accomplishments this year,” recalls Amanda Geraldo, Public Relations Coordinator.  

Of course, as an eSports company, we had to throw some competition into the mix! We ran live-streamed tournaments throughout the night, complete with prizes including Skillz-engraved drinking glasses, hoodies, and Bluetooth speakers!


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Skillzians gathered with their friends, families, and plus-ones


“The party was awesome – especially the live events,” says Zack Garbowitz, our Lead Server Engineer. “I got to take home a Kindle Paperback by winning the Strike Bowling tournament!”

Skillz co-founders Andrew Paradise and Casey Chafkin also delivered a speech to recognize each department’s highlights, from our major product releases to strategic business partnerships!



A Glimpse Into Skillz Culture – Full Company Holiday Party

Co-founders Andrew and Casey giving their speech


The party was a huge success, thanks to our rockstar admin and business operations teams – plus our Culture Club! At Skillz, each department has a representative on the Culture Club to share feedback, discuss fun improvements, and help plan company-wide activities! Christopher Dewing, Marketing Analyst and Culture Club member, is overjoyed with how the party turned out.


A Glimpse Into Skillz Culture – Full Company Holiday Party 

Skillzians enjoying the holiday party


“The holiday party was the perfect way to celebrate this year’s tremendous growth and achievements,” he says.

It was great to wrap up 2017 with such a beautiful, memorable event. Interested in joining the team in 2018? Check out our careers page to see if you could be a great fit!