Happy Holidays

It is tradition at Qualtrics to close our doors over the holidays to allow our employees to spend time with family, travel, and recharge for the New Year. This is also a good time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. It was another milestone year for Qualtrics in 2016: We launched the Insights Platform, moved to both a new headquarters in Provo and to a new office in Seattle, and delivered hundreds of new features and enhancements including a new public API, Slack integration and several new widgets including pivot tables, maps, scatter plots and distributions.

To kick-off 2017, we will be holding our fourth annual Qualtrics Insight Summit from February 28th to March 3rd. The event promises to be our most successful yet, spanning three days with over 80 speakers and will feature some of what we have accomplished and have planned for the platform. The conference is also an opportunity to undertake one of the Qualtrics Certification courses. To top it off, Summit is excellent for networking, whether it's on the slopes, or at the casino night, arcade lounge, or at one of the organized chats, lunches or happy hours.

There will be more to talk about in 2017 so stay tuned into Stacks and Q’s for news and posts. Happy Holidays from all of us in Qualtrics Engineering!

John Thimsen // VP, Engineering at Qualtrics

John joined Qualtrics in February 2015. Prior to Qualtrics, John spent 10 years at Amazon in various roles, most recently as an Engineering Director on the Amazon Echo team. His previous experience includes Microsoft, Active Voice Corporation, and Openwave. John's career has been focused on building large-scale web-based products that impact millions of users, including recommendation systems, consumer hardware products, and e-commerce products. Working at Qualtrics is a continuation of that trend, as Qualtric's SaaS based insights platform helps companies gain insights into their employees, markets, and users. John has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington. He is a long-time Seattle resident, and enjoys biking and snowboarding.

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