Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX.

He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

How does your team celebrate a successful win?

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IMG_5474At IDRsolutions, we like to celebrate our success, and the last quarter has been our best yet. The result of several years hard work has come together! Our PDF to HTML5 converter is doing very well in the marketplace along with our new Image library (JDeli) while our traditional Java PDF library is still doing steady sales. So what would be an appropriate way for us to celebrate this success?

Firstly, we have a bonus scheme, which means that everyone on the team gets a nice cash bonus. But we wanted to do something special as well, and it is also the occasion when we say goodbye to one of our long-standing team colleagues (retiring after 15 years).

So on Wednesday, we closed the shop early. We all dressed up smart (office wear is usually casual). Having teased everyone that we were going to the Bridge Cafe, we headed off into the Sussex countryside to the Gravetye Manor (a very grand 16th Century Manor with its own gardens), which has been voted the best hotel in the UK and has a restaurant run by world-reknown chef George Blogg. We spent the afternoon enjoying the location and a very leisurely lunch in the restaurant.

As you can see in the pictures below it was a very memorable trip out (and hopefully to be repeated in the near future) to mark our success.

How does your team celebrate?..

 

Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX.

He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

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