Social Meets

Social Meets are to replace water coolers, and will be focused on bringing the team together over a casual, non-work related topic. This should either be a set daily question, or an activity for the attendees to participate in. Everybody in amazee.io will have a turn to host one social meet for one whole week, before a new colleague takes over from them.

There are 3 social meets a day:

  • APAC/EMEA: 08:00 UTC

  • EMEA/AMER: 16:00 UTC

  • AMER/APAC: 23:00 UTC

Structure

  • Each social meet will be hosted for one week by the same person.

  • The same person should not host more than one social meet a day.

  • Should last around 15-30 minutes.

  • On Friday’s, the social meets is replaced with an AMA (Ask Me Anything), whereby the host for the week presents themselves and explains to the team their day to day work and the nature of their position for 5 minutes.

  • Each social meet (APAC/EMEA, EMEA/AMER, AMER/APAC) should have a separate question or activity from one another.

  • At the end of the week, the host of the finished week, informs the host of the next week about their duties (pass the baton).

Format

  • The host should ask one question to the whole call, with each attendee answering it in turn, or the host can undertake a game/activity for everyone to participate in.

  • The host is responsible for providing a question or activity each day to the team.

  • It could be a completely different question or activity each day, or the host may choose a particular theme for their week, such as “murder mystery” or “finding out about each other”.

  • The daily question to social meets should be posted in the amazeeio-team channel on slack at least 10 minutes before the social meet starts, to give attendees the chance to think of meaningful answers.

  • If a host cannot attend social meets due to sickness, annual leave, or any other reason, then it is the host’s responsibility to find a replacement host.

Question Ideas

We want you to use your imagination and come up with your own questions. However some ideas we have seen work well before if you are looking for some inspiration.

“What is the most quirky/weird thing that you feel is unique to where you live?”

“What advice would you give your 18 year old self now?”

“If you're stranded on a desert island and have the option of bringing three items with you, what three items would they be?”

“If you could have any celebrity over for dinner, who would it be and why?”

Activity Ideas

Maybe you don’t want to ask a question but instead want to involve the team in a game. Some we have succeeded with in the past have been:

  • Murder Mystery (This spans from Monday to Thursday, with questions being answered and clue’s being revealed each day as to who killed the victim).

  • Have a vote on different categories of “Most likely too..” e.g. Most likely to do a skydive, most likely to lose their phone, etc.

  • Scattergories

  • Pictionary

  • A quiz, either general knowledge or about different Amazees

  • Zoom rock, paper, scissors

  • https://really.boring.website/ - An online word game similar to Scattergories

  • https://jigsawpuzzles.io/ - online collaborative jigsaw puzzles (no signup needed for participants)

  • https://cardsagainst.io/ - online tech-themed "Cards against" style games (no signup needed for participants)

Considerations:

Try to avoid an activity which involves shouting out answers or talking over each other, it doesn’t Zoom well.

If your activity involves prep, such as “show us the oldest thing in your house” etc, then try to make the team aware of the activity as early as possible, to allow them time between meetings etc.

Make sure your activities are inclusive of everyone. Non-Native English speakers may be at a disadvantage with games like Scrabble, and non-US colleagues may not be so able to name all 50 states in a quiz.

Weekly Hosts

Calendar

Week

APAC/EMEA

EMEA/AMER

AMER/APAC

W10 / Mar 08 - Mar 12

Franz

Michael

Thom

W11 / Mar 15 - Mar 19

Salvatore

Davis

Chandana

W12 / Mar 22 - Mar 26

Vincenzo

Bryan

Nicole

W13 / Mar 29 - Apr 02

Scott

Tim

Dixon

W14 / Apr 05 - Apr 09

Toby

JP

Tyler

W15 / Apr 12 - Apr 16

Thom

Brandon

Ben

W16 / Apr 19 - Apr 23

Bastian

Alanna

Sean

W17 / Apr 26 - Apr 30

Martin

Salvatore

Blaize

W18 / May 03 - May 07

Jason

Justin

Bryan

W19 / May 10 - May14

Toby

Franz

Michael

W20 / May 17 - May 21

Scott

Jaime

Davis

W21 / May 24 - May 28

Ben

Stephanie

Tyler

W22 / May 31 - Jun 04

Inky

Brandon

Sean

W23 / Jun 07 - Jun 11

Nicole

Vincenzo

Alanna

W24 / Jun 14 - Jun 18

Franz

JP

Jaime

W25 / Jun 21 - Jun 25

Blaize

Tim

Justin

W26 / Jun 28 - Jul 2

Salvatore

Rhiannon

Stephanie

W27 / Jul 5 - Jul 9

Vincenzo

Martin

Chandana

W28 / Jul 12 - Jul 16

Laura

Bastian

Thom

W29 / Jul 19 - Jul 23

Tim

Davis

Michael

W30 / Jul 26 - Jul 30

Katharina

Jason

Toby

W31 / Aug 2 - Aug 6

Matt

Alanna

Blaize

W32 / Aug 9 - Aug 13

JP

Inky

Stephanie

W33 / Aug 16 - Aug 20

Bastian

Justin

Nicole

W34 / Aug 23 - Aug 27

Sean

Laura

Tyler

W35 / Aug 30 - Sept 3

Rhiannon

Matt

Brandon

W36 / Sept 6 - Sept 10

Martin

Bryan

Ben

W37 / Sept 13 - Sept 17

Chandana

Katharina

Jaime