Avira Summer Party

Avirans know how to party

An event to remember

Several hundred employees and their families gathered Friday evening for this year’s Schrebergarten-themed event. (‘Schrebergarten’ is a garden style named after the late Dr. Daniel Gottlob Moritz Schreber.) Live music, wafting aromas of grilled meats and vegetables, an open bar, gnome-themed photo opportunities, table tennis, a play area for the children, and other mini-gatherings made sure that there was something for everyone.

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Not only did the party warmly welcome all of our ‘newbies’ hired within the last few months, but it was also a special treat to have so many of our Avira colleagues join us from the Romania office. Normally, they celebrate with their own summer party in Bucharest, but this year brought a couple dozen folks to Tettnang for a long-awaited Avira vs. Avira football game that occurred the day before.

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The region’s charm

Founded iiPhone 003n Tettnang (first mentioned in 882 AD), Avira’s headquarters is surrounded by hundreds of acres of rolling hills that produce a very fine beer hop. Less than 10 kilometers away, Lake Constance (German: Bodensee) offers sunbathing, swimming, boating, and other water sports (which more than a few Avira employees took advantage of the next day after the party). And Friedrichshafen, beside the lake, offers shops and creative art displays, with enough cultural presence that a Russian ballet company from Moscow is on the schedule in coming weeks. It’s no wonder that Avira is one of the region’s biggest employers … I mean, who wouldn’t want to live and party here?!

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Marketing/Branding guy, copywriter (Industrial Poet), M.Ed., editor, singer-songwriter/guitarist, reader, writer, and daddy to two amazing girls.Prior to joining Avira in summer of 2014, Mashak helped another European IT security company grow from obscurity into a globally recognized industry leader (and household name).From 2008 to 2010, he worked with an IT market research firm as report editor for the CEMA region.Before that, he was a freelance marketing consultant, a high school English teacher, the owner of a property management company, served five years on sales and client-retention teams for the world's largest perimeter security firm, and dabbled with various small business ventures of his own.