We had an exciting week at Powershop last week…
We got pretty passionate about the Pink Shirt Day anti-bullying campaign and ran all sorts of promotions to help raise awareness, including a Facebook competition where our friends were encouraged to upload photos of their “pink bits”.
Thanks for your contributions – prizes are in the post!
And of course we dutifully turned up to work in our pink shirts (and slippers, knickers, hats… you name it) on Friday and topped off the campaigning with a Pink Morning Tea.
But whilst we were eating Pink Velvet Cupcakes and drinking Strawberry Milk, some of our developers were across town at the Victoria University ICT Fair.
Armed with a pie warmer, they were up there looking for developers to join our Rails team. We’re recruiting for summer projects and full time work from November 2013, so if you’re interested, email email@example.com and tell us what you’re into!
Our existing developers sell us much better than I do:
“Powershop have the best Rails developers in New Zealand. It’s a very casual, relaxing environment and has a no-holds bar attitude to their advertising which I resonate with. All in all, it’s a nice environment to code, learn, and grow as a software engineer.” – Alex, Developer
“Good team, good processes (code review, source control, continuous integration), profitable company, relaxed environment, good beer, pool table.” – Ben, Developer
And quote of the day:
“I like the CTO, he’s great.” – Brian, CTO
And finally, we decided the business sales team had earned their keep and so we rewarded the boys with a Dart Board. It took most of Friday night before someone finally hit the target, but we got there in the end.
We’re currently brainstorming ideas on how we can raise more than the $180 we raised in office last year, so stay tuned!