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Altair Water Cooler Highlights – May and June 2021

Jul 6, 2021

This edition of Altair’s Water Cooler Highlights is a double whammy! Check out what we got up to in the months of May and June. Featuring: pizza, UFOs, zombies, and furry friends.

Employee spotlight


retirement announcement

On 6/25, we bid adieu to Jeff G, an important part of the Emphasys HFA development team. We will miss you, but we wish you the best of luck!

New Team Members

We are thrilled to welcome five new team members who recently joined the Altair family. Howie T, David C, and Adam P. are now part Emphasys PHA, while Michelle C. and Sam F. have joined Emphasys’ HFA and TDM divisions respectively.

We’re very glad to have you!

Pembroke Pines Office Pizza lunch 5/26

Employees in the Pembroke Pines area got a chance to come in to the office for a nice pizza lunch courtesy of the awesome Howie T. In this remote-work time, it was great getting the chance to mingle and chat face to face!

Bingo Time! – Featuring world ufo day – 6/18

Once again, we threw on our company swag and battled it out on the Bingo battlefield. Jessica S. blessed us with fun UFO stories and factoids in between rounds. Scroll through the slideshow below to spot some of them. Also, is it suspicious that the grand prize was won by the spouse of the person calling the Bingo numbers? You decide….

Zombie Apocalypse Dream team – staff picks

 Here at Altair, we believe in always being prepared, which is why we sometimes ask ourselves how we would handle important challenges. For example, the question was posed: if you could pick any three people, real or fictional, to be on your zombie apocalypse survival team, who would you pick? While some immediately chose family, and we respect that, others brought up the point that “this isn’t about family, it’s about survival.” Well, to each their own, but it was fascinating to see which fictional characters made people’s teams (and why).

Notable Picks: Alan “Dutch” Schaefer, Lee Christmas, Captain Marvel, Thor, Doctor Strange, Rambo, Rick Grimes, Loki, Geralt of Rivia, Thanos, John Wick, Deadshot, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, Sam and Dean Winchester, Hermione Granger, and Arya Stark. 

Who would you pick?


FUrry Friends – Featuring a new addition

Alex R. was excited to share the news when her new puppy, Bucky, finally came home after months of waiting. Several other furry friends had their pictures shared in the water cooler this month as well, and you can check some of them out in the slideshow below. 


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