What We’re Thankful For at SnapStream

With bounties of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie on our minds this week, it’s easy to lose sight of what Thanksgiving is really all about. Giving thanks.

At SnapStream, we thank our lucky stars we’re in Texas. We will never forget our HTPC roots and humble beginnings as we continue to grow the enterprise-class TV monitoring solution that we provide today. To all of our power users and loyal advocates (that means you, reading this blog!), we greatly appreciate your support.

On our Yammer network (which is thankfully free and awesome), I posted a question to Team SnapStream, “What are you most thankful for this year?” I’ll let the responses speak for themselves. Small disclaimer: Employee avatars have not been altered from their original form.

Aaron Thompson, President
“I’m thankful for the love of my family and to be leading a successful company of awesome people during sketchy economic times.”
Rakesh Agrawal, Founder and CEO
“I’m thankful for my two daughters, my wife and the rest of my family. And I’m thankful for my SnapStream co-workers who I enjoy working with… whether or not I’m in the office.”
Rob Alexander, Software Engineer
“I am thankful for Star Wars Beta and Diablo Beta.”
Zack Price, Manager of Quality Assurance
“I am thankful for working with a good group of friends. I’m also thankful for pictures of cats dressed up in little costumes.”
Adrienne Gonzalez, Platform Engineer and Technical Support Rep
“I am thankful for having a wonderful family, awesome co-workers and finally getting some more rain.”
Chris Wilkerson, IT Manager
“I am thankful for my newly rebuilt family, SSDs making computers faster and for the reboot of IT here at SnapStream.”
Daniel Mee, Technical Support Rep
“The LogMeIn Rescue desktop application.”
Jason Baumeister, Director of Development
“I’m thankful for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.”
Josie Munoz, Accountant
“I am thankful for having such a big family. Their love and support has helped keep me strong, especially this year.”
Michael Bui, Technical Support Rep
“Family, work, friends, etc.”
Gerard Monier, Developer in Test
“I’m thankful for intellisense.”
Joel Gabiola, Marketing Director
“I’m thankful for long weekends.”
Elbert Pruitt Jr., Software Test Engineer
“I’m thankful for the good health of my fam.”
Allen Moody, Technical Account Manager
“I am most thankful for my new job at SnapStream. I’m proud to be part of such an amazingly talented team.”
Rachel Eichenbaum, Marketing Campaigns Manager
“I give thanks to Sprint for finally getting the iPhone and to the late Wilson Greatbatch who invented the cardiac pacemaker. “


Dear reader, what are you thankful for? Feel free to share in the comments.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!