A few weeks ago I fulfilled one of my long time dreams. I got to take a tour of Trello HQ. It was amazing. As I walked up to the building, I tried to prepare myself to act normal and cool and not act star struck.

That lasted for about two seconds, until I got in the building and saw the cool elevators that all coordinated with each other to get everyone to the right place without wasting any time to stop on certain floors.

Trello HQ elevator

I got off on the 25th floor and there it was.

Fog creek

Brian Cervino (Product Marketing Manager at Trello) gave me a tour of the place. It was all the wonderful things we’ve come to expect at start-ups. You’ve got the cafeteria with snacks and coffee. You’ve got the open office area, and the glass-walled offices and meeting rooms.

glass-walled offices

There’s a bit of a twist with the beautiful view of the bay and the Statue of Liberty. And also a fish tank in the middle of the office. (Yeah, I bet you didn’t see that coming.)

Trello computers

Besides just walking around Trello HQ, I got to have some really great conversations with people there. I had a really great talk with Brian about product marketing and his role specifically at Trello. As a marketer myself, I love learning all the ins and outs of the field and Brian is really an expert. I also got to talk to Anthony Marnell, who works with Trello’s business development. We had a really cool conversation about New York, Causely (the company I work for), productivity, and of course Trello. I learned some really awesome things about how Trello works, and it made me want to go convince every single business in the world to start using Trello. I’ve decided to make it my personal goal to make sure the whole world knows about Trello and how they can use it to make their lives more organized and to make their goals (whether business or personal) happen.

I appreciated that the great people at Trello took some time out of their day to show me around, and I appreciate that people like Erica and others in the Trello Slack community take time every day to answer questions and help me learn more about Trello. It’s one thing when a company has a great product. Match that with really great people? You’ve got a winner. Folks, that’s Trello.

2 thoughts on “I Visited Trello HQ… And It Was Awesome

  1. Great for you Brittany, and I can only imagine how empowering it was to meet DA guys! Can be compared to my visits to a favourite musician colleague who’s work I admire..:-)

    1. It was really awesome. Definitely great to connect with people you look up to!

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