TTT: Fall 2022

Viget Week is Tuesday, October 11 - Saturday, October 15th.
TTT is Thursday, October 13th.

Important Surveys

TTT & Viget Week Feedback Form - Closes 4pm on Tuesday, October 25th 


    Important Information

    • Packing List

      • Toiletries, Contacts or Glasses, and Medications
        • We will have backup sunscreen, bug spray, hand sanitizer, Advil and other generic medications, and first aid kit available for the group.
      • Sun protection like sunscreen, sunglasses, hat for outdoor events as needed.
      • Wallet, ID, Credit Card
      • Cell phone and Cell Phone Charger
      • Attire
        • Casual outfits for meetings
        • Optional portrait outfit
        • Layers for all weather (jacket or sweatshirt for chilly mornings and evenings)
          • Fall Fête is an outdoor event 
          • We will be outside for portions of TTT (weather pending) 
      • Laptop, laptop charger, mouse, and display adapter if traveling in, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
        • We are encouraging everyone to not bring their laptops to TTT (Thursday). Let’s take a break from the screen and connect face to face. Unless you are a speaker, or your manager has instructed you to bring your laptop for your offsite, please plan to travel laptop free.
      • Travel entertainment. Don’t forget to pack and charge your Kindle, a deck of cards, or a good book to read.
      • Travel comforts. Ear plugs, travel pillow, airport safe snacks.
    • Planning What to Wear

      • Tuesday: Travel [Boulder, Chattanooga, Remote], Office Time
        • Comfortable outfit for the flight and ground transportation ride.

        • Optional and casual pizza and game night in each office.

        • Durham Weather

        • HQ Weather

      • Wednesday: Product Offsite, In-Office Time
        • Your manager will be in touch if you need any specific attire or supplies for your offsite, but default is casual.
        • Everyone will have the opportunity to retake your staff photo for at the Durham or HQ office (9:30am). Plan an outfit accordingly.
        • Pack comfortable outdoor clothing and shoes! Join in for our optional Fall Fête picnic in both Durham and Falls Church.
        • Durham Weather
        • HQ Weather
      • Thursday: TTT
      • Friday: Offsites, FLF, Travel Home [for most non-Dev Boulder, Chattanooga, and Remote folks] 
        • Your manager will be in touch if you need any specific attire or supplies for your offsite, but default is casual.
        • Everyone will have the opportunity to retake your staff photo for at the Durham or HQ office (10:00am). Plan an outfit accordingly.
        • Durham Weather
        • HQ Weather
        • Macon Weather
      • Saturday: Development Offsite, Devs Depart

    TTT + COVID-19

    We are excited to come together safely and want to help you get ready, too. Your health and safety are our top priorities. We will continue to follow CDC guidance as we prepare for the event and we’re working with our venues and vendors to ensure a safe trip. Please review our 2022 Fall TTT + COVID-19 documentation and see Aubrey with any questions.


    What's TTT?

    • TTT = Third Third Thursday, our way of saying "quarterly all-hands meeting".
    • Traditionally, Viget hosts four all-hands meetings a year. In the winter, we host a virtual event with the entire company. In the summer, these events are "local only" – roundtable style discussion with your local office teammates. In spring and fall, they are in-person all-hands events where we bring all of our teammates together in one location. These tend to feel more conference-like. No matter the season, each quarter we connect as a company, share progress and goals, and do something fun.

    What's Viget Week?

    • Viget Week or "TTT Week" is the week leading up to our Spring and Fall events. Our remote, Boulder and Chattanooga teammates descend upon Durham and HQ. In addition to in-person collaboration and lab specific focus time, we host alumni and family picnics (in the fall), game nights, and waffle breakfasts.
    • You can expect to see optional Vigety events scheduled throughout the week in addition to TTT, project specific work, and dedicated team time.

    Where can I join the conversation surrounding the event?

    • #ttt Slack channel

    How should I prepare for Viget Week?

    • Be well rested
    • Be on time
    • Be as social as your personality allows

    What should I be doing during TTT?

    • Be present and engaged. 

    Will TTT be recorded?

    • No, fall TTT is an in-person event. 

    What can I expect from a Viget TTT?

    • Check out Barn's blog post to get some TTT history and how they're structured today.

    I am traveling to Durham or Falls Church for TTT, how should I track my time?

    • Track travel time to Viget Labs > Travel > Internal Travel.

    I am traveling to Durham or Falls Church for TTT, will I have time reserved in RPM for travel?

    • Possibly. If you are traveling during core hours, you already have time reserved in Forecast and will have time reserved in RPM during Viget Week.

    I am flying to Durham or Falls Church for TTT, how should I plan to get to and from the airport?

    • Ground transportation will be covered via Uber credits. In advance of your travel please be sure to have the Uber app installed on your phone. When you book your trip you will be able to toggle to "business" on the payment screen to charge your trip to Viget. 

    As a TTT traveler what travel costs are covered?

    • Please review the Viget Travel KB for more information on what costs are eligible for reimbursement during required TTT travel. See Aubrey with any questions. 

    Am I eligible to submit for reimbursement for cost incurred during TTT?

    • Yes, however all reimbursement requests are subject to approval. Please submit requests through this form. The form will close at 4pm on Tuesday, October 18th. 

    I am a TTT presenter, how should I track my time for TTT prep?

    • Please track time preparing your TTT talk to Viget Labs > Professional Development.

    How should I track my time for Viget Week and TTT?

    • Folks participating in offsites will have 8 hours in RPM reserved for each offsite they are attending. 
      • Offsites - track 8 hours* to Viget Labs > Professional Development > Team Time.
      • * Track your actual travel time on any travel day to Viget Labs > Travel > Internal Travel (or a project if you’re billing during travel).
    • Everyone will have 8 hours reserved in RPM for TTT. Folks who are traveling will also have time reserved for travel. Folks who are attending offsites will have time offsite time reserved.
      • Thursday - track 8 hours to Viget Labs > General for TTT.
      • If you are a TTT presenter and you work additional time on Thursday (up early for presentation prep, etc.), please track your actual time spent on prep to Viget Labs > Professional Development (in addition to the TTT hours above).
    • If you are not attending an offsite on Friday, you'll be expected to attend FLF. FLF will be an in-office event. Track 1.25 hours to Viget Labs > General for FLF.
    • Do not track Optional Viget Week events.

    Will there be an opportunity to retake my photo?