DMC Denver Moves Unique Team Traditions to a New Office Space

DMC Denver Moves Unique Team Traditions to a New Office Space

After nine years and three space expansions, DMC Denver left its office in the Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood in December for a new space in the River North Art District (RiNo). The new office offers more space to accommodate DMC Denver’s growing team. Along with their engineering skills and office equipment, the team brought a variety of fun and unique traditions to the space. 

DMC Denver’s New Location
In addition to accommodating more team members, DMC Denver’s new office features a much larger lab space and additional areas for the team to collaborate. The office's high ceilings and natural light make it a bright, open environment. There is plenty of parking available for both DMC team members and guests. The office is dog friendly, so our four-legged friends are still around to boost morale and productivity!

Its location in Denver’s trendy RiNo neighborhood has no shortage of restaurants, breweries, and creative spaces for DMCers to enjoy together during breaks and after work. Some of their local favorites include browsing the vendors at the Denver Central Market, grabbing a beer at Our Mutual Friend Brewing, and meeting for lunch at Pit Fiend Barbecue right next door. The team is already planning where to host their next activity fund events, a monthly social budget for each DMC office to plan fun teambuilding events. 

At Home in the New Office
Julia Cherkasskaya, Administrative Assistant in Denver, was instrumental in helping the team settle into their new home. “There are two major groups in our office. We have a big lab space for Embedded and Automation engineers, and they collaborate there. We also have a couple of Application Developers in the office,” Julia said. “There is a genuinely nice dynamic between them. It’s like a healthy competition going on.”

While they have their competitive side, Julia shared that the team is always willing to help one another. “I like the culture in this office,” she shared. “Everyone picks up little tasks like activity fund planning or taking notes during the meeting.”

The team even put their engineering skills to use in temporarily decorating the office. “When we moved, we had these shades that were already installed in the office windows, but they did not block enough sun,” said Julia. “I ordered new shades, but they took two months to ship to us, so the engineers grabbed the moving boxes and created sun blocking towers to move in front of the windows to block out the light. We still laugh about it all the time!”

Traditions Old and New
One new feature in the office was inspired by another software company across the street. After passing by their window and seeing that company playing video games, DMC Denver asked Julia for a similar setup.  

“We set up a video game console in one of our meeting rooms. I know people enjoy taking some breaks to play in there and on the pool table,” Julia shared. “It is a nice collaboration. They all laugh and joke around with one another. This is one of my favorite moments: to see how they enjoy each other’s company!”

Denver pool table

In addition to these new memories, DMC Denver brought their previous office traditions to the new space. Like several DMC offices, Denver has office dogs ready for a friendly head scratch in their new space.

Dog area in Denver office

Some of their uniquely Denver traditions include Breakfast Burrito Mondays and Western Wear Wednesdays. “Every Monday we have breakfast burritos instead of lunch,” Julia said. “On Wednesdays, we have a tradition to wear Western wear. We usually wear hats, boots, and some Western clothes.”

Breakfast burritos in Denver

To celebrate victories big or small, Denver ordered a gong to have in the office when there is a call for celebration. “The engineers ordered a gong, and every time they have a new lead or customer, they will bang it and everyone will hear it,” said Julia. “Sometimes we ring the gong by shooting at it with our Nerf guns!”

Denver gong 

Events in Denver's New Office
Denver is home to the beloved annual DMSki Yearly Office Event (YOE). This is an opportunity for employees from around the country to bond in-person at a ski event near Denver that is partially sponsored by the company. This spring, Denver hosted the DMSki event based in Silverthorne, CO just a few months after moving into their new office. DMCers skied Breckenridge, Vail, Keystone, Copper, and Beavercreek. The team was excited to show off their new space to DMC friends from all over!

DMSki 2024

DMSki 2024

The Denver team has been busy hosting other fun events in their new space including team lunches and happy hours. They put their new rooftop deck to great use by holding a total solar eclipse watch!"

Denver eclipse party

Whiskey fans enjoyed a tasting event organized by John Sullivan, Senior Director of DMC’s West Region. John researched which whiskeys to order, and Julia researched how to pair them with food. This event wasn’t limited to teammates who were physically in the office. “We shipped these [tasting] packages to everyone in our office and those who work outside the office as well so everyone could be a part of it,” said Julia. “It was a nice collaborative event after hours, it was a relaxed atmosphere, and everyone could join!”

While they left their old address on Blake Street, the Denver team still gets together to cheer on the Rockies. After a half-day company meeting in April, they attended the Rockies opening day together. 

Denver opening day

Rockies opening day

DMC’s Denver team is enjoying their new office space and creating memories together. They welcome you to visit their new space if you are in town!

Learn more about DMC’s company culture and check out our open positions!


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