There are many new things to get used these days. Hattrick is not our baby anymore, it’s our teenager – scary thought. And at the very end of last week we packed the stuff in our good old office in cardboard boxes, and yesterday we moved out of it for good. Odd feeling. It will be a bit weird not going to the place I’ve spent my days for the last 3-4 years. But in return, I’ll actually get two places now – lucky me.
The old Tjeck headquarter in decline
This move puts a decisive stop to one era, and marks the start of the new era. And to be honest that feels really great, it’s about time. The new organisation around the development of Hattrick is starting to build up in our new office in Malmö, with new developers joining in. It will take some time before the new organization is fully up to speed, but at least I can see the end of the tunnel of being in between two organisations. The waiting period is over. At last.
Today it’s unpacking on the schedule. The guys developing Popmundo are getting their own office in Stockholm, and they will also let me lend a chair (and a desk!) in their office. It’s naturally a lot smaller, somewhat rougher, but also more charming. This also means I can spend my days out-of-Malmö together with people I know, and people in the same business. Instead of working from home the rest of the days, this solution feels a lot more encouraging.
About Malmö, the “real” restart for the Hattrick development will kick off next week with workshops and meetings, so everyone will be there and talk about our future together. Everyone but me, that is. Because I’m grounded. Or at least not allowed to leave Stockholm for some time. The reason for this is that me and my wife are about to get our second child, and even though I would love to be in Malmö with the rest, I just don’t dare to travel anywhere right now. But I’ll do my best to join in over the phone, if I’m not at the hospital that is.
But after the child is born I will start dividing my time between the office in Malmö, and working from the Popmundo office in Stockholm. Or from home. Which is just like Klas will do, allthough he will divide his time between Malmö and his home outside Örebro (smaller town in the middle of Sweden). But we are the exceptions now, the rest will be located in Malmö.
So you got one baby on it’s own feet, but the next is already coming 😀
Good luck with the new location and further development of teenager “hattrick”;
and first and foremost best wishes to you and your family – and its new member ^^
Good luck with your second child, I’ll hope you enjoy it.
And may hattrick grow and get better.
Good luck with the new start / restart !
And all the best for you and your family 🙂
Best wishes to your expanding family. We are expecting our second in December and I’m working in London 300 miles away so I may be making a rather hurried return home at some point.
Rather hurried is no exaggeration in your case. 🙂 Good luck, and for your and your family’s sake I hope it happends during a weekend.
@Everyone: Thanks for all best wishes!
I have been to Malmö, it is so nice place.
I have a suggestion for hattrick.
I was playing in the National Cup in hattrick and after extra time there was the penalty shootout.
After my opponent team’s 5 shots and my 4 shots the result was 4-3 for me BUT I had to wait for my last shot that was unnecessary. I have to notice this shot was not goal. I hope You understand.
You should to repair this function if you can.
Thank you! Have a good time!
Fine… and congratulations!
PD: Some Hattrick-related name for the child? XD
All the best in HT’s new chapter.
I have to say it is a bit awkward that Hattrick is specifically moving to have an in-house-all-together approach, and a couple of people are still going to be camping in and out, which I understand is the situation at the moment. Tjecken, in your case, is the plan to eventually move to Malmo, as your children grow up a bit, or are you hoping this commuting lark will work out fine for yourself, your wife and the toddlers?
(I dread to think about the third option, i.e. it not working out too well and you being forced to leave HT to focus on family and finding a more convenient workplace for yourself.)
Nice beer 😀
WTF is going on with your damn servers???
here we go again…… 🙁
no no no! no beer during work hours please 🙂
If anything, Tjeckens child should be named Bob. I have a good feeling for HT in the future, moving to a new office with new co-workers!
There are some lovely places to live in your country. Why don’t you setup HT in Hönö or Orust by example. I will run and cheat on my resume to join you 😉
I don’t spend lot of time in Malmö just take the bridge to cross to Danmark.
I think the simply answer is that the boss and owners don’t live nearby Hönö and Orust. 🙂