Taking Adventure Engineering To The Next Level

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Ian Keen and Melinda MacNamara

At PayrollHero we hire what we call #AdventureEngineers (video) and our team takes that to the next level. From taking avalanche courses to setting up an office in Whistler to touring around Southeast Asia we are all in when it comes to adventure.

What is an Adventure Engineer? Noun: An unusual and exciting, experience or activity built around a flexible work schedule.  

As part of our commitment to being ridiculously client focused we are bringing our Whistler team into Southeast Asia for a few weeks of learning, client meetings, ideation sessions and adventure. What is interesting is that one of our colleagues on the iOS team, Ian Keen’s girlfriend is joining him for the trip. It seems that Adventure Engineers hang out with like minded adventurers. Ian’s girlfriend Mindy is coming to Manila and is set to make the best use of her time. She has reached out to a few orphanages and is going to visit the kids, bring them toys, coloring books and the like. She has setup a GoFundMe page to raise $300 with all proceeds going to Manila kids in need.  Check out her page if you want to support her in her adventure.

Hey Guys, I’ll be in Manila for a month and while I am there I am going to volunteer in an orphanage and do some work with street kids. 

I will be buying some colouring books and crayons, basic food and clothing. Any additional funds will also go towards buying things like this. 

I’ll be posting lots of photos of the places I go and the things I buy. 

Help me to directly help the kids in Manila – every cent raised will go straight to the kids. 

Thanks Mindy



PS. We are hiring more adventures, from client services, to iOS, Android and Ruby engineers, get in touch with us if you have the chops to be an #AdventureEngineer.

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