You are visiting the High Monkey blog archive. Posts prior to 2016 may not meet accessibility standards. Please visit our current blog area at to view accessibility compliant blog posts published since January 1, 2016.

ChimpOlympics 2017

Written By: High Monkey
Posted: 8/24/2017

The ChimpOlympics

The weather is changing and our interns are getting ready to head back to college, which means fall is upon us—and more importantly, football season is near.


High Monkey employees are getting excited. While not all of us are Vikings fans (not pointing any fingers…) many of us are football fans, and one of the many perks of working at HM is the occasional use of the company’s season tickets. This year, we’re assigning Vikings tickets in a less traditional, more competitive fashion.  

ChimpOlympics Scoreboard in High Monkey Office

The “ChimpOlympics” commenced today.  All employees are participating in a series of games to earn points. At the end, players will get to choose the Vikings game of their choice—starting with those who have the highest point total and ending with lowest overall score. 

This year’s competition includes six “Minute to Win It”-style games such as penny stacking, cookie face, and a bean bag toss.


The Games

Today, we started out the competition with some bowling…

Brian bowlingChad and bowling set

Erik knocked down the most pins (12, it's harder than it looks), winning first for bowling. The second game was a very tricky computer game that left most monkey's a bit stumped--except Joel who got the lowest and therefore winning score. We then finished up with an intense round of penny-stacking where Brandon secured his first place spot in the competition after stacking 25 pennies with his non-dominant hand in under 46 seconds!

Computer gameJoel stacking pennies

Today's games were a bunch of fun, and next week the games will continue. Stay tuned for competition updates and photos via social media, and wish your favorite monkey’s good luck (they need it)!

Chad's Bio Coming Soon!

More About Virgil

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

Posted: 8/24/2017 12:00:00 AM by Miranda Rasmussen | with 0 comments