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What Does Jimdo Have in Common with Tunnels?

If you're scratching your head and thinking, "not much"—you're right. And that's exactly the point: despite the lack of an obvious connection, we invited a civil engineer in to Jimdo some time back to tell us a little bit about building tunnels and other topics in civil engineering.


Jimdo presentation


We also heard a presentation by the guys from Arktik on climate compensation, and last week Nico and Reuli from Warenwirtschaft, our favorite organic grocery store here in Hamburg, weighed the pros and cons of a member-based retail model. Let's not forget Pingo from Quijote Coffee, who took the time to teach us how to roast beans the right way. And last but not least, Manfredo talked to us about flow techniques and motivation.


Always on Fridays

Here at Jimdo, our company culture is very important to us (we'll write more about this in a later blog post). The "Friday presentations" by experts outside of the company have become an important part of this culture. Listening to other people talk about something they are passionate about is always inspiring, and the presentations are definitely valued by the Jimdo team.


Here's how it works: anyone can nominate speakers, who in turn can freely choose the topic. Presentations are always held on Friday afternoon, and usually last 30 minutes plus a Q&A session afterwards. All team members are invited to take part in the presentations, but attendance is not mandatory.


There is not a presentation every week, and in the weeks where nothing is scheduled, different teams share what they are working on with the entire company. This way, everyone has the chance to find out what's happening on the new markets, what the online marketing team is up to, or what the long-term plans are for feature xyz.


Matthias Henze

Matthias Henze

Co-founder at Jimdo


Matthias studied at the University of Kiel and the University of Gothenburg and then went into business with Fridtjof and Christian to start Jimdo. Matthias takes care of Jimdo's marketing. In his free time, you can find him hang gliding.