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We were recently invited out to Las Vegas for the Zappos.com Vendor Appreciation & 10th Anniversary party. How could we say no, right? It was held at the XS Nightclub at the Wynn Encore hotel and was a blast. There was an extra special vibe thanks to the a recent acquisition by Amazon, but all signs point to the fact that the Zappos brand and amazing culture will stay true to its core values.
The theme of the night was “10 Years of Delivering Happiness”, a spinoff of their “Powered by Service” tagline. There were Zappos culture books, girls with wings in giant candy boxes, cow milking contests, a yoga troupe, wack-a-mole, club dancing, laser light shows, open bar, bobbing for apples, flat screens galore, giant gerbil-like balls in the water etc. and so on. It was a phenomenal display of a company that values its employees, customers, vendors, culture and brand. My head is still spinning on ideas to incorporate back at Dyn.
It was an awesome experience, to say the least. Thanks goes out to both Kris Ongongban, Systems Manager at Zappos, and Tony Hsieh, the well-respected CEO of Zappos who I was lucky enough to chat with. Hope to see you both again next year for another ridiculous party.