Although every Payaran is currently working from home in response to Coronavirus, the whole team is still buzzing from Payara Week, held on the stunning sub-tropical island of Madeira. While this is our fourth annual Payara Week, it’s our first time hosting the event outside England. Flying everyone out to Funchal, Madeira gave the whole Payara crew the opportunity for a warm, sunny break from late winter (though it felt more like home to our equatorial crewmember).
Who doesn’t love the opportunity to wear a festive sweater and raise money for a fantastic charity at the same time? Payarans this year had great fun coming into our Malvern office, donning their varied Christmas sweaters and donating towards – https://www.savethechildren.net/
It all started with a Halloween party invitation last October.
As I haven’t been to a Halloween Party since I was in my early teenage years -many, many years ago!- I got overexcited one evening and purchased a few spooky items online to wear at the party: wig, face painting and some unnerving crazy lenses.
Payara is incredibly excited to announce our CEO, Steve Millidge, has been nominated for the Business Leader of the year & Open Source Leader of the Year at the Tech Leaders Awards 2019. Continue reading “Payara CEO Shortlisted at Tech Leaders Awards 2019”
Payara hosted its third Payara Week last month – a week-long internal conference for which we fly in our team from around the world for strategy building across the whole company. Continue reading “Payara Week 3.0”
A lot of things were completely new for me last week: my first time in Japan, first time on a JUG tour, first time within the Japan Java community. And, it was my first time giving a talk which was translated by an interpreter. I also did live coding during my talk for the first time. It was even the first time I went to a Buddhist temple and a Sumo tournament. And all of it was a blast! Continue reading “MicroProfile in Action on Payara Japan Tour 2019”
“Payarans”. That’s the name we have for all team-members, regardless of whether they work in Payara’s brick-and-mortar offices or whether they’re remote, working from their own home-offices that are spread around the world in diverse places that include Japan, the US, Sweden, Colombia, the Netherlands, Portugal – the list goes on. Continue reading “Virtual Payara Day: Our Values Through Communication”
Recently a few of us from the Payara team went on a grand adventure to tour some of the major cities of Japan. Our mission was to team up with our Japanese partner, Yusuke Yamamoto from Samuraism, and run a series of talks at Java User Groups in: Okayama, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo and Tokyo. In Tokyo we visited the GlassFish user group and also sponsored and presented at the bi-annual JJUG event, the largest Java conference in Japan. Continue reading “Payara Japan Tour 2019”
CONGRATULATIONS and CELEBRATIONS to our Senior Apprentice Matt Gill who is celebrating his 21st birthday. As 21 is still a ‘special’ birthday in the UK, Payara has given Matt a birthday gift and card and even some celebratory balloons for his desk. Matt brought in a tray of birthday cupcakes to share which were very appreciated.
Recently I had an opportunity to take part in a career fair hosted by The Chase School. The school is adjacent to our office which has led to the development of a special relationship between the school and our company. We have taken students for work experience and apprenticeships over the past few years. We are always looking for opportunities to find new talent locally, and the career fair provided exactly that. The fair was attended by students in year 11 – 13. This provided an excellent platform to promote our degree apprenticeship. Continue reading “Career Fair at The Chase School”
It has to be said that the people in the UK office do like to BAKE! Continue reading “Baking Buddies at Payara UK”
When I started at Payara, the company treated me and the other new starting apprentice to a meal out with the rest of the engineering team. Continue reading “Being Welcomed As A New Starter”