Every so often, MakerBot hosts a make-a-thon in their New York office space. The company gathers some of the Thingiverse’s most talented contributors and brings them together for 48 hours to address particular problems like assisted technology for the disabled, curriculum adaptation for 3D application in classrooms, or component design for smart refrigerators of the future.
Employees at MakerBot consider each other friends and family more than mere co-workers. They enjoy getting together outside the office for all kinds of events, both company-wide and intradepartmental. Teams attend stand-up comedy shows, host game nights, go bowling, and sing karaoke. The entire company also comes together for happy hours, birthdays, and holiday events throughout the year.