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You may be seeing a few more Hudl T-shirts around downtown this week than usual.

The Lincoln-based tech company is hosting more than 600 employees here this week, including more than 150 who work overseas.

The employees are visiting as part of Hudl Week, an annual gathering that the company hosts for its employees.

The gathering is usually in Las Vegas, but Hudl decided to have it in Lincoln this year to show off its new headquarters, which opened in December.

"We decided to bring everyone together in Lincoln, partly so that all our non-Nebraska employees have a chance to experience the new building," said Brandon Gries, Hudl's event coordinator.

Those who are seeing the facility for the first time are wowed by it.

"It's stunning. It's really stunning," said Ty Chin, who works in Hudl's London office. He called it "futuristic" and said the size and scale are impressive.

Chin, who's originally from the Houston area but wound up in London to pursue his Master of Business Administration, said this is his his fourth trip to Lincoln, though his first time seeing the new headquarters building.

Aleix Segon, a Hudl developer who works out of his home in Barcelona, Spain, said he actually got to see the new building earlier this year, in January, but his second trip is still impressive.

"The building is amazing," he said. "It's really nice."

Hudl occupies the top four floors of the seven-story building at 600 P St. Nelnet, which is one of the companies that partnered to build the building, has employees on the second floor, and a Silicon Valley-based tech firm called Glint is moving its Lincoln operation to the third floor.

While the visiting employees will spend plenty of time in the company's new headquarters, they also have activities scheduled outside the building.

That includes a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in The Railyard Tuesday and Thursday and a Hudl Night at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday for employees and their families.

Hudl continues to grow and now has offices in three U.S. cities and three countries, while it also has remote employees all over the globe. One of the purposes of the yearly meetings is to have employees meet each other.

"It's great to meet new people," Chin said.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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