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Celebrating 2016 & the beginning of an exciting 2017: Extensis style

2016 Extensis Holiday Party at Cooper's Hall

 

An Extensis celebration means blackjack and roulette with Monopoly© money, booze, a photo booth, and karaoke. I mean, that’s all you really need to have an exciting holiday party, right? Well, that and remarkable co-workers that help round out the year and start a new one with a bang! That final ingredient was definitely on point at the Extensis Holiday Party.

 

2016 Extensis holiday party

 

The party delighted employees with great food and unlimited spirits at Cooper’s Hall, a winery and tap room. Cooper’s Hall is one of a kind with a charming, festive ambiance and wine on tap for patrons to enjoy. Yep, wine on tap.

Extensis welcomes 2017

Besides unlimited beverages, employees relished fine apps, and entertainment.

2016 Holiday Party at Cooper's Hall

2016 Extensis Holiday Party
Over 100 employees danced to holiday music, mingled with their peers, and showed their photo booth inspiration.

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Extensis holiday party 2016
…however, a few ended the night in a big way. While many had a blast playing blackjack and roulette with faux dollars, a few actually won big! Congrats to our first place casino winner, Brooks Brown, Sr. Software Engineer and our second place winner, Don Johnson, Technical Writer. Both turned the most “fake money” by the end of the night.

There were also many raffles prizes and winners, but Kris Hurrle, Support Technician, took home the biggest prize of the night: an Ipad Mini!

Extensis welcomes 2017

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Extensis holiday party 2016

Congrats to all the winners and the Extensis crew for another stellar year…and many fabulous photo booth pics to share and be proud or embarrassed of!

 

Here, at Extensis, we develop font management and digital asset management software and we have a blast doing it. To learn more about what we do and our company culture, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Interested in joining our team? Check out our careers page.


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Extensis Gets Fit

There’s nothing better than helping people live happier, healthier lives.

In April, Extensis employees biked, walked, ran, swam, danced, hiked, and wheel posed (ouch!) their way to maintaining health and wellness by participating in Extensis’s annual Fit Challenge. So far, employees have participated in 102,943 minutes of activity. That’s 1,715 hours of fitness! Employees split up into nine teams and tracked their workout routines by using a clever app called Lucky Steps developed by Extensis’s very own font developer, Ryan Tinker. Lucky Steps works by syncing up to a Fit Bit or allowing participants to enter their activity manually and rewarding them for their efforts. Employers can choose how they want to incentivize their teams via Lucky Steps.

 

Extensis Team Culture

Font Developer, Ryan Tinker, hiking in PDX.

There’s nothing more rewarding than a reward.

Besides the obvious benefits of getting fit, Extensis gave raffle tickets to participants for every 30 minutes of activity. The more you work out, the more chances you have to win. The raffle winner (a winner was chosen for April and another winner will be chosen for May) wins 125 dollars. Bernardine Lim, Accountant, was the lucky drawing winner this month. She tracked nearly 1,007 minutes of activity- exceeding her goal of 275 minutes.

 

Healthy Workplace = Happy Employees

Extensis in Portland, Oregon

Extensis gets fit in Hood River, Oregon.

It’s not easy maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially in Portland, Oregon. We live in beer capital USA where happy hour is plentiful and the food is actually really, really good. However, nothing compares to being active in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We’ll enjoy our beer, wine and happy hour and stay active while doing it.

In an upward movement to build a culture based on health and wellness, Extensis will continue to encourage employees to maintain their active lifestyle by offering similar challenges. The Fit Challenge has had a positive response with over 50% employee participation. Go team!
 

Here, at Extensis, we develop font management and digital asset management software and we have a blast doing it. To learn more about what we do and our company culture, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Interested in joining our team? Check out our careers page.


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Extensis Volunteers at the Oregon Food Bank

Most people know Portland as a great city with great people, microbrews, coffee, and liquid sunshine (rain), but what makes Portland even better is our sense of community. For many years, Extensis has given employees paid time off for volunteering. On March 3rd, a group of about 20 Extensis employees decided to give back by volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank. Our tasks were divided into shifts.

The Oregon Food Bank

Shift 1: Put the lime in the coconut or perhaps just put the coconut in the bag.
We spent a couple hours packaging, labeling and repackaging 3,800 pounds of shredded coconut from 40 pound bales. We also may have had a few small food fights, created a mess and tried to have friendly competition to see who could package the coconut the fasted. All this activity led to creating 3,100 hundred meals for local families. What can you do with so much coconut? Make delicious, tropical granola, top off yogurt or eat it by hand as a mid-day snack. It sounds great, but many of us will be taking a few days off from anything coconut related.

 

 

Extensis at the Oregon Food Bank

Shift 2: It’s a myth. One bad apple does not spoil the whole bunch.
We took several 1,000 pound crates of apples and packaged them into individual mesh bags, which by the time you get to the bottom of the barrel – there were definitely some that were spoiled. Although mom is right about almost everything, she was wrong about one bad apple spoiling the whole bunch. We packaged over 15,500 pounds of apples which created over 13,000 meals for families in Oregon.

Both shifts generated over 16,100 meals and packaged a whooping 19,300 pounds of food!

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Thank you to the Oregon Food Bank for having us and thank you to those unheralded volunteers who help make Oregon special. Let’s all remember how blessed we are and be sure to give back more often.

For more information on the Oregon Food Bank, please visit www.oregonfoodbank.org


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Check out this collection of fonts which contain our names – and give an insight into who we are…

Poor Richard…
http://fontzone.net/font-details/Poor+Richard/

But he could be King one day…
http://www.dafont.com/king-richard.font

Talk to the Christopher Hand….
http://www.dafont.com/christopherhand.font

His teachers would never believe that Chris has handwriting like this…
http://www.fonts101.com/fonts/view/Handwriting/18106/Chris

Torsten…could use a new pen…
http://www.ufonts.com/fonts/fg-torsten.html

Alex is looking quite sensible as usual…
http://www.dafont.com/alex.font

JP always comes in handy…
http://cooltext.com/Download-Font-JP+Hand

Kevin’s trying to be different, but not too different!
http://www.ffonts.net/Kevin.font

Alison is quite formal but with grace…
http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Alison.htm

Russell has his own style…
http://www.fonts101.com/fonts/view/Script/15766/Russell

JM hasn’t given up on the old typewriter yet…
http://www.dafont.com/jm-letter.font

Nigel won’t settle for one, he needs a whole harem of fonts…
http://www.ffonts.net/tag/0/nigel

But alas Davor is the only one without a font to call his own…!

At Extensis, we love fonts, so feel free to share your namesake fonts with us!


Extensis US Holiday Party

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Tis the season for gathering together for some festive holiday fun. We at Extensis got together for dinner and some group fun last weekend at the gorgeous Aquariva restaurant on the Willamette River in Portland.

After drinks and dinner, we started off the fun with a quick game that was fashioned after Let’s Make A Deal. Those who were able to produce some random objects from purses, pockets and wallets were given the choice of a stack of presents containing random items. one lucky winner went home with a new iPad Mini, while others went home a variety of prizes, from a dollar to even a certificate for a massage.

   

The night ended up with many fun hours of singing Karaoke, with some new surprise talents showing through.

  

  

  

 


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Extensis is growing! We just opened up a new position in our Portland, Oregon office for an Application Support Engineer.

What does an Application Support Engineer do?

The Application Support Engineer is a critical role, ensuring the highest-level of reliability for Extensis customers, while delivering improvements to the product as a whole. As a member of the product development team, this position will interface regularly with internal and external customers and support resources, facilitating timely response to field escalations, including customer inquiries and assistance with our product APIs. While this individual is not a direct technical support contact, this person will engage with customers as required to inform, test, debug, implement patches and help stabilize customer environments. We are seeking an individual with a track record of creative problem solving, who will thrive in challenging situations and take ownership of complex tasks.

For a full job description, list of responsibilities and application process, please see the Careers at Extensis page