Point Inside’s First Open House

Point Inside Open House Mural

Point Inside’s first Open House was a smashing success.  On Wednesday March 26 we celebrated our newish digs in Bellevue Place with beer, wine, food, friends, and a raffle complete with gift cards for shopping.  We treated guests to demos of our innovative new technologies. (Trust us - it's pretty amazing!) Couldn’t make this one?  Stay tuned for our next Open House. We’d love to meet you. … [Read more...]

Point Inside Hackathon V0.02

Point Inside Hackathon 2014

Have you ever wondered, “What if…”? That’s the question Point Inside Hackathon participants asked last Friday. At Point Inside, hackathons are about experimentation and problem solving. Participants choose an area of interest to investigate, working either in teams or flying solo. Whether projects succeed or are still works in progress, they are always tremendous learning opportunities. Point Inside's 2nd Hackathon explored iBeacons, MapReduce, improved search capabilities, image recognition, new mapping tools, visualizations, and more. Participants presented their results to a packed house. … [Read more...]

Point Inside’s First Foosball Tournament

The final game in the first Point Inside Foosball Championship

With a new foosball table, there was only 1 obvious thing to do – Have a championship tournament. 24 employees participated in our inaugural tournament, playing 24 games in 2 weeks. The winner of the tournament, Alex, won with an impressive 10-2 score. What’s next for our foosball players? More practice and a Doubles Championship match where teams are formed by random selection. Want to be the next Foosball Champion at Point Inside? Check out our job postings. … [Read more...]

Meet the Point Inside team on March 26th!

Our new office building!

Point Inside has settled into our new Bellevue Place digs and we're inviting you to come check it out!  Join us on Wednesday, March 26th for drinks, appetizers, and exciting demos of the new technologies we’re working on. Meet the team behind the technology and win prizes (including giftcards to our retail partners, of course.) We’re located in the Bellevue Place building at the corner of Bellevue Way and NE 8th above JOEY Restaurant and Bo Concept on the 5th floor. Parking is available in Bellevue Place garage, connected to the Hyatt. Take the Bellevue Place elevator to the 5th floor to find … [Read more...]

Point Inside’s Snowy Holiday Party

2014 Holiday Party Bar

This past Saturday Point Inside hosted our annual holiday party at Cast Iron Studios in downtown Bellevue.   Employees and their significant others got a chance to celebrate a successful year by eating delicious food, taking photos with fun props in the photo booth, and dressing up a bit.   Our favorite highlights included the Point Inside blue signature margarita and the surprise snow. That’s right, we even got it to snow in February! Want to join us at our next company party?  Check out our open roles in Software Engineering, Big Data and Analytics, Web Services, and more. … [Read more...]

Point Inside has Seahawks Fever!

Point Inside football sign

Point Inside, like the entire state of Washington, has Seahawks fever.  It's Blue Friday in our Bellevue office, and everyone is getting in on the action.  We’re counting the days, minutes, and seconds until the Super Bowl Showdown.  Go Hawks! … [Read more...]

Hackathon 2013

Hackathon 2013

Point Inside hosted our very first hackathon last week.  What’s a hackathon?  It’s an event where employees work on projects that they are really interested in and that could benefit customers in some way– not just work assignments.  16 employees participated from the Engineering and Business Operations teams.  This allowed for some creative and extremely useful projects with improvements in search, mobile SVG verification, and data visualization. Hackathons are one of the ways Point Inside provides opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurialism.  We’re excited to see some of these … [Read more...]

Golden Tate Visits Point Inside

Golden Tate with Marti family

At the All Hands meeting yesterday, we had a very special visitor - the wide receiver for the Seahawks, Golden Tate.  You might say that Point Insiders are a little obsessed with Seattle’s NFL team.   Around game days, you can feel the excitement in the office and see everyone decked out in his or her favorite jersey. Golden talked to Point Inside about “going pro,” the decision to go to Notre Dame, and how he always strives to be better. Some of our favorite quotes from Golden were: Preparation is everything... what you do outside of 'normal work' makes the difference.  The thing … [Read more...]

Point Inside Adopts a Family This Christmas

Point Inside Christmas Tree 2013

This year Point Inside partnered with Bellevue Lifespring to give something back to our community.  Bellevue Lifespring manages programs that feed, clothe, and educate children and their families, providing stability and self-sufficiency.   This non-profit has supported the Bellevue community since 1911.  In those days Bellevue Lifespring delivered goats for milk and tractors for farming to area families.  Things have certainly changed since then! This holiday season we’re sponsoring a family of 5, with 3 children ranging in age from 5 to 9.  23 Point Insiders helped to make this family’s … [Read more...]

Lowe’s Launch Round Up

Lowe's Product Locator app

We are thrilled to see the Lowe’s app with StoreModetm in the hands of shoppers, especially during the busiest shopping season of the year.  (We admit that it makes shopping more fun for us too!)  Here are some of the highlights from last month’s successful launch. What People Are Saying About the Lowe’s App Have you ever been lost at Lowe’s, unable to find the garden hoses or cleaning supplies?  I have, and it’s not fun. Never fear. A new mobile service is here to pinpoint products in the cavernous stores…. Everything from light bulbs to circular saws are designated on the map with a … [Read more...]