Decemberfest is here! How we celebrate the holidays at Elastic


December is here and that means holiday celebrations. At Elastic, we call the season’s celebration Decemberfest. It’s a time for all Elasticians to connect — either at an in-person event or from home. 

We’ve always been distributed by design. To uphold that ethos and to allow everyone to join the festivities, we have many ways for our Elasticians to celebrate the season. 

Decemberfest started in 2020 when the world had to be 100% virtual and has evolved into our flagship holiday celebration running from the end of November to mid-December.

This year, Elasticians have multiple opportunities to join in on the fun. 

In-person events are organized in 48 cities around the world. Our workplace experience team has events planned in cities with Elastic offices. For those who don’t live near an Elastic office but do live near other Elasticians, cluster teams have put together their own celebrations specific to their region and interests. For example, a cluster in Lyon, France is brewing beer, while a group in Madrid, Spain is singing karaoke, and those in Tampa, Florida are playing golf.

Seattle, WA
Los Angeles, CA
Sydney, Australia

But, we’d never leave out those who can’t join us IRL. For those who aren’t in close proximity to an in-person event, we’re giving points to score fresh Elastic swag of their choice so they feel the love, too.

Outside of these two options, the workplace experience team has asynchronous events for all. For the fourth year in a row, we’re hosting a virtual Gingerbread House Build Off where Elasticians and their families compete to build the best edible cookie house across three categories: Most On-Brand Elastic, Best Family Affair, and Best in Show.

To further our worldwide connection, Elasticians have the chance to send season’s greetings to a randomly selected fellow Elastician in our first
Global Holiday Card Exchange.

And, in the spirit of giving, the workplace experience team has organized giving opportunities to support various charities in cities around the world. For example, in Arlington, Virginia, the team ran a Socks for Souls Virtual Donation Drive, while in Sydney, Australia, a food and gift drive was organized, and in Singapore participants were able to fulfill the wishes of those with special needs. 

The holidays are always a special time of year — a time for celebration and reflection. As we bring this year to a close, it’s important to us to celebrate our Elasticians, the people who make Elastic, Elastic. 

Wishing you all a joyful holiday season!

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