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PaperCut 2020 in review… really!

I know what you’re thinking: Who on Earth would dare write a review of 2020, this garbage excuse for a year?

That’s actually where I want to kick this off…

This year wasn’t all bad – I made a list of PaperCut’s achievements to prove it!

Expectation vs reality: how does PaperCut build stuff?

We’ve been engineering print management solutions for 20 years and counting.

Both our founders still work at the company. That startup energy is part of our lifeblood as a business.

What’s so special about the way we build stuff? I spoke to a handful of folks much brainier than I to find out the answer.

PaperCut made the Internal Talent Awards finalists!

We were selected as a finalist in the Internal Talent Awards 2020 for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion (DNI).

Even cooler news, our very own Laura Paton, Talent Manager & People Operations Lead from our People Experience team, was named as a finalist for Talent Leader of the Year.

We’re pretty chuffed and let us tell you why…

Women Better Together at PaperCut

PaperCut recently launched a new initiative – Women Better Together, a place for women to connect, learn, amplify, and support each other.

Essentially, it’s an ongoing conversation where PaperCut women have the opportunity to connect and build each other up.

It all started with something as ordinary as that – just talking.

A PaperCutty pandemic internship

2020 was supposed to be just another year of Swinburne University Professional Placements.

It’s tricky enough balancing full-time placement and study, but add a pandemic on top of that? Yeesh.

Despite the obvious pangs for office life, PaperCutter interns have had their expectations met and then some.

Honoring Pandrosion of Alexandria for Ada Lovelace Day

To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day I thought I’d take the opportunity to write about another underrated woman of STEM, Pandrosion of Alexandria.

As far as we know Pandrosion developed a technique to calculate approximate, but numerically accurate, cube roots using a three dimensional geometric technique.

Working as an intern in a pandemic

When I started as an RMIT intern at PaperCut I never would have guessed my tiny studio apartment would also be my workplace.

But for a long time just finding an internship as an international student was a fulltime job in itself.

Despite the pandemic, I’m actually learning more than what I expected when coming to PaperCut.

Choose your own adventure: a career at PaperCut

There’s no single way to explore a career at PaperCut. We adopt a ‘choose your own adventure’ approach.

Meet Jeremy Hooi. He’s a PaperCut veteran who was recently promoted to the role of senior product manager.

He’ll be your guide for this tale…

Just say thanks: PaperCut Wellness Day

The mental wellbeing of our PaperCutters is vital to us. So we wanted to just say thanks.

To that end, we offered everyone across the company a “Wellness Day” throughout July and August.

A day for PaperCutters to take out of the business and focus on what’s important to them.

How the pandemic’s changed printing (for good)

It’s hard to believe it’s been over five months since we made the difficult decision to close our London, Melbourne, and Portland offices.

Here’s what we’ve been up to during the lockdown, and what it means for the future of printing.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at PaperCut: Chapter 1

On June 2nd, PaperCut took a stance on Blackout Tuesday.

This simple act was a powerful step for us in solidarity with those suffering under systemic racism. It was also a statement of our commitment to begin creating organizational change from within PaperCut.

It was only the beginning for us as an organization.

A day in the life of a SysAdmin

Here at PaperCut, Sysadmin Day is the most wonderful time of the year!

So we went that little extra mile to celebrate. We reached out to Todd Black, systems administrator for the University of Queensland.

Todd had a chat with us about a typical day in the life of a sysadmin, the wins and challenges of his job, and the most bizarre tasks he has come across during his tenure.

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