How do staffers from a large hosting company unwind? A recent Thursday night found the staff at SoftLayer participating in an unusual group activity: a cable labeling party. Managers, developers and staffers from the sales, accounting and marketing departments got together after hours to sort and label all the cabling for the company's new Seattle data center expansion. Mary Hall has more at the Inner Layer.
It's an innovative approach, but perhaps more productive than other recent data center team building strategies, like playing Halo 3. And there were no reports of anyone trying to label cables using the Gravity Hammer. One thing's for sure: data center culture is never boring!