Allow me to make a brief digression from EDA technology blogging to give you all a peak at what goes on inside of Cadence. Specifically, last Thursday May 21 here at the Cadence San Jose campus we had a welcome break in our daily routines for a good cause -- the annual "Stars & Strikes" charity festival. Let me explain: each year, Cadence offices around the world adopt a single, local charity to be the focus their employee outreach efforts. This tradition started years ago as a bowling tournament (hence the reference to "Strikes" in the program's name), and has since grown beyond the bowling event into a diverse series of amusing, employee-driven fund raisers held over several weeks, culminating in a big annual wrap-up event.This year in San Jose the partner charity is West Valley Community Services, where the specific goal is to help them purchase a refrigerated van so they can better support their Food Pantry operations. And what better way to aid this cause by paying $5 for 3 chances to dunk an executive! ;-)
or getting a photo of your prized San Francisco 49'ers football-themed truck with real live 49ers Gold Rush "ambassadors"
For more images from the day's events, here is an annotated image gallery:http://www.flickr.com/photos/24605532@N08/sets/72157618650055652/
Finally, this isn't the only fun event to benefit West Valley Community Services -- they have an ongoing calendar of engaging fund raisers throughout the year -- the next one being a combined golf tournament and "duck race" (really):http://www.wvcommunityservices.org/events.php
Joe Hupcey III