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Month: December 2020

A Perfect Payara Candidate

 In reality, the perfect applicant doesn’t exist. Agree? 

Let me explain. 

Here at Payara we like to do things differently. That includes candidate selection. 

Not because we want to be noticed and branded with glory and fame and have our name up in lights on a grand stage at a gala award ceremony being lavished with trophies and gifts from high-level celebrities – but because it is often the right thing to do. 

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Thank You Community Contributors

At Payara Services, we welcome Community contributions through our GitHub. We’re keen to celebrate hard working open source pioneers who are essential to the work we do. 

Two of our values as a company are openness – being open to new ideas, and ready to share and collaborate with others – and community – building strong relationships both internally and externally. We hope to make our Community of contributors, who work with us to make our product better and drive innovation, feel included and supported.

The ways our contributors have developed the platform this year have been varied and wide-ranging, and encompass MicroProfile, security, and various bug fixes. 

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Instagram for B2B Marketeers

In September, Instagram celebrated its 10-year anniversary. This makes it the youngest of the big social media giants (Twitter is 14, YouTube 15, and LinkedIn 18), but it also stands out for other reasons.

Firstly, it focuses on images and visual content over and above the written word. Secondly, its user base is much younger, with 95% of users under 35 years old. Compare this to LinkedIn, where only 77% of the user base is under 35. 

This inevitably has huge repercussions for how we use the platform as marketeers.

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Payara at JavaLand

Find not one but two Payarans at 2021 JavaLand: Ondrej Mihályi and Rudy De Busscher will both deliver online talks at the hybrid online and on-site event. 

JavaLand 2021 will take place from March 16 -18, with 120 presentations in eight streams on a variety of topics from the world of Java. For those that won’t be able to be make it to the famous theme park location, this year you will be able to watch all the speakers online.

Ondrej and Rudy will join participants including Emily Jiang, Ivar Grimstad and Thorben Janssen in what promises to be an informative event. There will be streams focused on Microservices, Cloud, Quality and Testing, Security and more, as well as Enterprise Java – where you will be able to find Ondrej and Rudy.

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Degree Apprenticeships in the Workplace

HURRAH! Our 2 new Digital and Technology Solution (DTS) Degree Apprentices have finally joined the Payara Engineering team ….and it’s been such a wait!

Recruitment of UK (DTS) Degree Apprentices is an unusual challenge as the business must think and act like an academic institution. Instead of the usual short hiring cycle, hiring a Degree Apprentice often takes longer than  a full academic year as initial advertising has to take place at the start of the school year (September) to fall in line with Year 13 options around University education. Candidates apply for Degree Apprenticeships at the same time as University places, and interviews/offers need to be timed to coincide with University offers during the following Spring. Once the successful applicant has accepted the offer, there is a long wait until November of the following Academic year before they start with Payara… so there is a lot of work done to keep in touch during that time.

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