Viget22

Viget22 is Thursday, April 28th - Saturday, April 30th

Schedule

  • Monday, April 25th

    Regular work day.

  • Tuesday, April 26th

    Viget Week

    • Remote, Boulder, and Chattanooga folks travel to Durham or HQ. 
    • Out of town folks working from Durham and HQ. 
    • 5:15pm | Optional Pizza and Game Night in Durham and HQ 
  • Wednesday, April 27th

    Viget Week

    • 8:45 - 10:00am | Optional Walkable Wednesday event, Viget-sponsored breakfast. 
    • Out of town folks working from Durham and HQ.
  • Thursday, April 28th

    TTT 
    Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Innsbrook | 4050 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

    • 7:00am | Durham Depart for Richmond 
    • 7:20am | HQ Depart for Richmond
    • 9:00 - 10:00am | Arrival / Mingle at Hilton Garden Inn
    • 10:00am - 12:30pm | Offsites Part 1
    • 12:30 - 1:30pm | Lunch
    • 1:30 - 4:00pm | Offsites Part 2*
    • 4:00 - 5:30pm | Check-in to Hotel Rooms/Break
    • 5:30 - 8:00pm | Lab Dinners (Locations TBD)
    • 8:00 - 10:00pm | Optional Social on the patio at Hilton Garden Inn

    *Exact meeting times may vary by lab. Please review your specific Offsite Info & Agenda below.  

  • Friday, April 29th

    TTT
    Atlas 42 | 4032 Cox Rd Suite A, Glen Allen, VA 23060

    • 8:30 - 9:30am | Viget Only Breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn, Providence/Windsor Rooms 
    • 9:30 - 4:00pm | TTT Meeting at Atlas42
    • 4:00 - 6:00pm | Break 
    • 6:00 - 10:00pm | Cocktail Hour, Celebration Dinner, Toasts, and Games at Atlas42
    • 10:00pm | Optional Late Night Snacks, Celebration Continues at Atlas42
  • Saturday, April 30th

    TTT
    Tang & Biscuit | 3406 W Moore St, Richmond, VA 23230

    • Check out of Hilton Garden Inn 
    • 9:00am | Buses Depart from Hilton Garden Inn
    • 9:30am - 12:30pm | Brunch and Shuffleboard at Tang & Biscuit
    • 12:30pm | Depart Richmond

Viget22 + 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 Atlas 42, Hilton Garden Inn, and our other vendors to ensure a safe trip. Please review our Viget22 + COVID-19 documentation and see Aubrey with any questions.

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
      • A nice casual outfit for dinner Thursday
      • A fancy outfit for the celebration dinner Friday (see: planning what to wear)
      • Layers for all weather (jacket or sweatshirt for chilly mornings and evenings)
    • Laptop and laptop charger if traveling in, Tuesday and Wednesday.
      • We are encouraging everyone to not bring their laptops to TTT (Thursday - Saturday). 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 [Remote, Chattanooga, Boulder], 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: In-Office Time
      • Everyone will have the opportunity to retake your staff photo for Viget.com at the Durham or HQ office (11:00am). Plan an outfit accordingly.
      • Pack sneakers! Join in for our optional Walkable Wednesday breakfast.
      • Durham Weather
      • HQ Weather
    • Thursday: Offsites, Nice Casual Dinner
      • 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 change and freshen up before dinner.

      • Dinner will be classy/nice casual.

      • Richmond Weather

    • Friday: TTT Meeting, Celebration Dinner
      • Our celebration dinner will be just that, a celebration! Plan to dress your best.
      • Everyone will have the opportunity to change and freshen up before dinner.
      • Richmond Weather
    • Saturday: Activity and Brunch, Depart
      • Whatever you plan to wear for your return trip home, you should plan to wear to the activity/brunch.
      • Richmond Weather

FAQ

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.

Why Viget22?

  • For a while now, we've named our Spring TTTs after the year we were celebrating. It's always easy to remember since we were founded in December of 1999 and celebrate our collective Vigeversary the following spring. So, since it's 2022 our spring TTT is named Viget22.

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 will be decending 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?

  • #viget22 slack channel

How can I prep for the events?

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

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. You might also read Aubrey's blog post from the last time we visited Atlas42 during Viget19

Will there be wi-fi?

  • Yes.

Is there cell service?

  • Yes.

How should I track my time for Offsites and Viget22?

  • Thursday -  track 8 hours* to Professional Development for your offsite.
  • Friday - track 8 hours* to General for Viget22.
  • Saturday - track 3 hours* to General for Viget22.

* Track your actual travel time on any travel day to Travel - Internal Travel (or a project if you’re billing during travel).

If you are a Viget22 presenter and you work additional time on Thursday or Friday (up early for presentation prep, etc.), please track your actual time spent on prep to Professional Development (in addition to the offsite + Viget22 hours above).

For example:

    • Thursday: 3 hrs Travel (office > offsite), 8 hrs PD (offsite)
    • Friday: 8 hrs General (Viget22)
    • Saturday: 3 hrs General (Viget22), 3 hrs Travel (Viget22 > office)

How should I track my expenses for Viget22?

  • Following the event Aubrey will share a reimbursement request form. In advance please see Aubrey with questions and review the travel KB page