Why You Should Hang Out With Like Minded Individuals

Some of our team members have started monthly round tables with people from other companies in similar roles. Our Chief Architect, Piotr Banasik is in a CTO Round Table and Brandon Strong is in a Growth Hackers Round Table. The idea is to get people in similar roles together to discuss what is working in their businesses, what is not, share experiences and learn new things together.

Piotr Banasik, Chief Architect at PayrollHero met with his CTO Round Table today for their initial meeting. The group so far includes Eran Kimhi, Director of Operations at Spot SolutionsDirk Reiubold, Engineer at WorkatPlay and Alon Sabi, CTO at FunctionPointAaron Hilton, CTO at Conquer MobileCarl Schmidt, CTO at UnbounceDavid Hobbs, CTO at Two Tall Totems and Numan Sachwani, CTO at 7Geese.

I enjoy sitting down once a month with other technology leaders that are outside of my company so that I can learn from their experiences and share things I’m working it. Having a fresh, outside perspective can be super helpful” – Piotr Banasik, PayrollHero

Are you in the Lower Mainland area and want to join? Reach out to learn more about the group and how you can become a part of it.

IMG_7447(Left to Right – Eran Kimhi, Director of Operations at Spot SolutionsDirk Reiubold, Engineer at WorkatPlayAlon Sabi, CTO at FunctionPoint and Piotr Banasik Chief Architect at PayrollHero) @ FunctionPoint Offices

8 Restaurant Recommendations in Whistler, British Columbia

unnamedIn a city filled with so many restaurants and bars, we often get asked for our favorite local spots in Whistler for different meals. Compiled is our list of stellar locations worth trying!

Elements Urban Tapas
End of Main street next to the Aspen Glow Condos (details)

Type: Upscale dining and tapas made with fresh ingredients and unique variations on dishes, well known for their breakfast specialties.

Tip: The caramelized banana and chocolate stuffed french toast and eggs benedict will knock even the hungriest person off their seat.

21 Steps
Center of the Village slightly across from Earls (details)

Type: Canadian kitchen and bar with meals made from scratch and great unique meat dishes.

Tip: The fried goat cheese and bacon wrapped fillets are superb.

Located across highway 99 from the Creekside Market (details)

Type: Organic ingredients, all dishes made in a hand built wood fire oven and cauldron.

Tip: Mopsy’s Kalua Pork pizza including pork, peppers and asiago cheese is an incredible way to finish a day working for PayrollHero at our Creekside office. Never ceases to amaze us!

Sushi Village
Behind Zog’s on the second floor close to the Blackcomb gondola (details)

Type: Japanese Cuisine with dishes for everyone

Tip: Go with a few people and split several different plates. The strawberry saki margarita is a must.

El Furniture Wearhouse
Middle of the Village, across from the Gap store and Delta Hotel Whistler Village Suites (details)

Type: Unique variations of classic food at a sports bar consisting of an extreme sports atmosphere.  Every dish on the menu is $4.95!

Tip: Can be quite busy during the day as it is a popular spot. Awesome place to start a night with drinks.

Dusty’s Bar & BBQ
Close to the bottom of the Creekside Gondola (details)

Type: Legendary BBQ restaurant with deep history in Whistler.

Tip: You cannot lose with any of the BBQ plates, all fantastic. The patio is a great place to hangout in the Summer.

Barefoot Bistro
Near the Listel Hotel Whistler down from Buffalo Bills (details)

Type: High end dining with true passion for upscale service.

Tip: Best to make a reservation on weekends as it can get busy. The Vodka Bar is a definite must being in a true ice room to sample a variety of vodka samples.

Tandoori Grill
At the end of Main street on the second floor above the 7-11 (details)

Type: Authentic Indian with a great location and incredible service.

Tip: Their lunch specials are enough to keep everyone happy and full with great home recipes. The naan bread direct from their clay-based Tandoor oven is astounding, recommend ordering extra as it will be eaten quickly!

8 Restaurant Recommendations In Fort Bonifacio, Philippines

1662046_766674396678965_1275087410_nWe get asked all the time where visitors to the Philippines, specifically Fort Bonifacio (Global City) should go for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here is the list that we usually pass them of our favourites. In no particular order:

Champetre Boutique & Restaurant 
Ground Floor, NetOne Building (details)

Type: French
Tip: The owner/chef Marc always has great recommendations

Wildflour Café + Bakery
Ground Floor, NetLima Building (details)

Type: American / French
Tip: Wildflour breakfast is a great choice

The Goose Station
Ground Floor, W Tower, 39th Street (details)

Type: French
Tip: Make a reservation as the room only fits about 30 people

Black Sheep 
Penthouse, W Fifth Avenue (details)

Type: International / Bar
Tip: Make a reservation

Stella / Rocket Room
Ground Floor Bonifacio High Street Central, East Superblock (details)

Type: Casual Dining
Tip: Pepperoni Pizza from Stella and Vodka drinks from Rocket Room

L’Opera Ristorante Italiano
The Fort Entertainment Complex (details)

Type: Italian
Tip: Duck ravioli with truffle sauce is the way to go

Las Flores
Ground Floor, One Mckinley Place (details)

Type: Spanish
Tip: Try many dishes as the tapas are small and great for sharing

Larry’s Café & Bar
Ground Floor, Serendra (details)

Type: Casual Dining
Tip: French Toast is the way to go

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