We do take our PHP very seriously, but it's not all work at Inviqa. We're a social bunch, and like to organise a variety of events throughout the year.
Twice a year, all our UK offices get together for a slightly more formal company meeting. These generally take the form of presentations from the management team and project leads, staff updates, dinner and drinks. This gives you the opportunity to ask those tough questions you've always wanted to ask.
These are aimed at our techies. Once a month, our technical teams meet to discuss current projects and challenges. There is an open mic for anyone wanting to practice a conference talk, or simply share a cool new technology they’ve been dabbling with.
Did we mention we have a private garden in the middle of London? Our latest BBQ turned into a Fun Fair, with face painting, balloon artists and duck shooting with BB guns. We also organise pub quizzes, treasure hunts, and suchlike. And there’s always someone ready to enjoy a beer or two.
Learn something new (and possibly completely irrelevant) every two weeks. This is an open arena for everyone in the company, whether it's work-related or not, for example, we've recently been enlightened on lasagne-making techniques, HR nightmares, debugging Magento, triathlon, company finances, and Unix tools.
A code club is a space created for the developers to take part in deliberate coding practice. Whilst at work you are usually trying to get something done and coding for task completion only but in code clubs, we set aside time to practice doing things the ideal way (simply for the sake of becoming better at what we do). Different formats include Code Katas, Coding Dojos and Code Retreats.