What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
A bad way to start a blog post that will bring pride to geeks. Geeks: the matter at hand. If you’re reading this, you’re probably a part of Zia or interested in becoming such, and if you’re a self proclaimed geek, welcome. Zia’s Geek Night is basically a company sponsored LAN-party every Thursday in the conference room. League of Legends is the name of the game, and the usual attendees order-in and have been heard shouting profane things into the late hours of the night. It’s one of the many places at our office where you don’t feel as much like coworkers, but family, so come on down to the basement (conference room) and get your teenage boy on for a while. Even a complete n00b can be taught LoL without worrying about sucking because of their lack of knowledge on the game.
Dave or Muller will teach you with patience and understanding—until you start to beat them. Nathan might roll his eyes and laugh at you when you make the same mistake for the thousandth time, but don’t be fooled, he’s glad you’re there. A competitive spirit is not only welcomed, but encouraged at Geek Night, but if you’re not in the mood to beat the crap out of teenagers online with virtual staffs and magic, then there will always be people open to trying something new. Interns invaded with The Vive virtual reality and snake is always on the top of the list for me. If video games aren’t your thing, bring a movie suggestion your significant other/cat keeps using their ‘veto’ on. No rules (until we have to make them because someone takes advantage of that), a popcorn maker at the ZBar, and a nice easy way to enjoy your coworkers friendships without having to make plans outside of work. Geek Night truly is something special about life here at Zia, but then again, not much isn’t special about it.
Thanks to our intern Emma for writing this post!