The Evolution of MailChimp’s Coffee Hour

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Maybe you’ve heard about MailChimp’s Coffee Hour, our Friday morning speaker series. It’s been a staple of our culture for years, growing and changing along with the company. In fact, the last time we blogged about Coffee Hour was all the way back in 2012. Back then, we had around 150 employees and almost 2 million users. We now employ more than 600 talented people who serve more than 15 million customers all over the world. In our spare time, we run ads about singing shrimp.

Five years later, we’re still inviting creative, interesting, weird, and thought-provoking people to speak at Coffee Hour.

Little things have changed here and there. Instead of having a guest 2-3 times a month, we bring in someone once a month, and we’ve added bagels and donuts to the menu. But the purpose of Coffee Hour is still the same: to challenge and inspire MailChimp employees.

Here are some of the folks we’ve hosted lately:

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