You will notice a “Castle” theme to the pictures in the double edition of the blog post this week. We tried to highlight some of the unique features of our corporate headquarters – the old abandoned Windsor Park Mall that we have fanatically transformed.
Without further ado, here are the pictures of my T-shirt tour:
Day 53: Rack gives back is the community service organization of Rackspace®. Right now we are in the middle of sponsoring Ed White middle school – we will probably have some pictures of the results in a future blog. You can see some of the pre-makeover photos of the old Windsor Park Mall next to me.
Day 55: Want to provision a server from your iPad – there’s an App for that. And if that isn’t enough for you, take in a view of the Guinness Book of World Records largest word search located at our headquarters.
Day 56: I wish I could tell you what this T-shirt was from – maybe a Racker can help us out in the comments. The picture gives you an impressive view of the main entrance to our HQ building. Did I mention that we achieved LEED Gold Certification for the building?
Day 57: As you can see – we have produced a lot of T-shirts. So many in fact, we decided we needed to cut back. The “Radar Team” (don’t ask me, I don’t know) still wanted a shirt, so they paid for it out of their own pockets. As you can see from the sleeve—they wanted to make sure everyone knew this.
Day 58: A special event Rack Gives Back shirt. This was released in 2005 when Rackers were banding together with fellow San Antonions to help support the evacuees from New Orleans that were escaping the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Interestingly enough – the old Windsor Park Mall was a part of this effort.
Day 59: The official T-shirt of our CFO organization. As a former member of their organization, I thought it might be a little easier to get one of these, but it wasn’t easy. In this photo, I am hanging out in front of the Fanatical Support® silo in front of the mall.
Day 60: As much as we like our headquarters now, it wasn’t always the most popular idea. This was part of a grassroots effort to build support for the grand plan. And, yes, this is a Rackspace shirt. Do you see the Fanatiguy?
The last thing I have to say is that we don’t have all of our San Antonio Rackers under one roof yet. We really look forward to the completion of the next phase of construction when all our friends at Datapoint can be here with us. Hang in there Rackers – we appreciate your sacrifice.
I’ll be out next week, so I’ll have to pause this pursuit for a bit. But, I’ll be back at it soon and will be sure to bring the ongoing updates to the Racker Talent.
If you missed any of the previous posts, be sure to check them out.
Phil White joined Rackspace in April of 2006 as a member of the Finance Team. Since that time, Phil has supported a number of our internal groups. In 2007, Phil moved to the Compensation & Benefits group and since that time has dedicated the majority of his efforts to helping keep Rackspace’s culture unique and special.
In his spare time, Phil enjoys mountain biking, pick-up basketball and spending time with his family (three boys and a lovely wife!).Category: Rackers Tags: CFO Group, I Have More Rackspace T-Shirts Than You Do Contest, Phil White, Rackspace, Rackspace Community Service, Rackspace iPad App, Rackspace Shirts, Windsor Park Mall