A truly touching poem from Anna Wills, one of our wonderful team mates, to celebrate the Orion Health 20 year anniversary:
At Uni, Orion recruiters filled the seats,
Perhaps due to swag promised - chocolates and treats,
To work at Orion Health, sure looked pretty cool,
During work breaks they let you play pool!
I remember my interview with Mark Capill and JP,
Where at the conclusion they said to me,
"tell us what you want and we will probably pay"
Not sure I've yet gotten what I asked for that day ;-)
March 03 I joined in the Symphonia dev group,
With PdeB, Dave Bryant and the rest of the troop,
My first assignment - explorer in Java swing,
Never have heard further mention of that thing...
One attraction of Orion was the offices global,
Doesn't every young kiwi yearn to be mobile?
After 2 years came the choice - US or UK?
Baltimore, watch out - I'm coming to play!
I lived with Aliza and Harish at Lighthouse Point,
A penthouse apartment-the Orion office - joint,
It was the middle of winter, we enjoyed the snow,
And baked cookies and cupcakes and chocolate gateau.
[Oh, and we did some work]
Two months later came the call in despair,
We need a SWE expert for the client, "Alere".
So down to Brea I flew, to a guy called Dan,
Who was leading the project - he was the man.
Nine months in California, I quite liked this place,
So in Paul's garage, I found some desk space.
The Santa Monica "office", was quite the zoo,
Dining table, kitchen bench - just make do.
There'd be Tate outside, practicing ball
Doug trying to sound professional on a client call.
Grant working shirtless, just back from a run,
It was an unusual work office, but always such fun.
Then came the day to move to our new pad,
10th floor of the clock tower - it was rad!
I was in Santa Monica for seven great years,
My decision to leave was not without tears.
This past December I moved back to home base,
And I am greatly impressed with our new place!
Last month marked TEN years since my start,
Orion Health has become dear to my heart.
20 years old - we've already come so far,
We're constantly growing and raising the bar,
Good products, great people - a top company,
The global health software leader, we WILL BE!