Silicon Valley Harmony: the one thing all tech companies agree on is…a capella singing?
Check out our photos from Techapella, the highly spirited singing showcase of Bay Area tech employees.
What do all tech companies have in common? Employees who gave up on their dreams of winning American Idol. There are so many of these crooning coders, in fact, that they set aside a few nights every year to live out their wildest harmonic fantasies in a wholesome, hilarious, talent-filled phenomenon called Techapella. For seven years, Techapella has served as a showcase of vocal skill, where teams of coworkers from every major tech company compete in well-rehearsed a cappella battles (think dozens of software engineers belting out the Backstreet Boys facing off against app developers tearing up your heart with NSYNC).
Last weekend, the top tech talent at Apple, Facebook and the rest of the industry’s behemoths shed their glasses and hoodies, emerging from dressing rooms at Redwood City’s Fox Theatre clad in black leather and gold, or color coordinated blazers, or matching blue bows. They were no longer Googlers — they were Alphabeat. No longer LinkedIn employees, but InTune. And while the sight of groups of millennials loudly harmonizing on various street corners before the show can be comical, a lot of these techies have some serious skill.
Six Fifty photographer Federica Armstrong was on hand to capture all of the up-tempo tech tunes. Take a look….
Techapella’s next concert will be held in San Francisco on November 10th. Click here for full details.
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