Last year Azoft opened a new office in the center of Novosibirsk for the colleagues who live nearby, since its headquarter is located in Akademgorodok — 20 km away from the city center. Considerable time savings, cosy interior and hearty atmosphere along with a gorgeous sight of the Ob river right from the window — all these and a lot more were the gift for Azoft people who live far away from Academ. Today we, the feral inhabitants of the headquarter, came to the city to congratulate our fellow colleagues and the office with their first birthday.
We were warmly welcomed by Victor Kotov and his challenge: each right fact about the city office we told him brought us a badge with a secret check-in image. Telling and listening to facts about our faraway colleagues, we got to know a lot of pleasant things about each other and Azoft's life in the city center.
The special "Mayor" badge was handed over to Ivan, who was the most regular visitor in the city office.
After a light fourchette the whole bunch of celebrating us set for kart racing to drive some, you know, karts and get some fun. The racing stars of the future zipped into cosmonaut costumes with cool head-pieces and all were ready to feel what it is to be Michael Schumacher or at least to bring the clutch-burning NFS races to reality.
We listened to harsh instructions revealing numerous ways to commit suicide using karts and finally... hurrah! The long awaited racing began. The first round we drove carefully and then growing bolder we revved the engines. The cheer group cheered heads over heels for us all. The real race started.
Sadly enough photos can't give you that great feeling of speed and drive with which our azoftwesome guys dashed through the circuit but it was quite a scene, believe me. It became even more fun when our instructor pulled a prank and added karts some speed with a remote control so the drivers and the cheerers don't get bored.
Dmitry Vasiliev became the absolute champion.
It's so cool when a reason to gather and drive our heads out comes up. Next time we will surely do it again but with a medals stand and champagne for the winner.