Our most recent guest at the potluck was Comedian Scott C Reynolds.
Here is the recording, enjoy!
We’ve been hosting monthly dinners for developers here at Levo League. They are an invite based event (not exclusive, just want to avoid the risk of the random meetup unfriendly person), and we like to cap them at 25 or so folks to keep it intimate.
We’ve posted about them in the blogs a few times. We generally have a guest come and talk to us about interesting things while we stuff our faces with each other’s food.
We’ve recorded the last three and threw them up on Amazon for folks to listen to. Links are below.
All the recordings are super raw, and not edited. Full of people chewing and heckling. They are all great interviews, however (if I can say so myself), so bear with them.
If you are in New York and would like to join the potluck you can email email@example.com for an invitation.
10/16 - Charlie Robbins of Nodejitsu discusses his upcoming conference Empire.js
11/28 - Anthony Casalena, CEO of Squarespace, comes by to talk Hurricane Sandy and Dieselgate
1/3 - Rick Waldron joins us to talk about robots and Johnny Five
Last month we had the distinct honor of hosting the Node Knockout challengers in NYC along with Nodejitsu. Our team, made up of Levo League developers (now that the amazing Francis Gulotta has joined our team!), won the award for the most innovative submission!
Together we built a Christmas Sweater with an LED readout that talks to the internet.
You can find all the code we used in two repositories. The first one is here, in it you will find three different components. In the app folder you will find the node web application that receives messages for the sweater. In the arduino folder you’ll find the CLIT board which facilitates the sending of messages across the screen of our LoL sheild. In the client folder you’ll find an LoL sheild simulator for testing.
In the second repo found here, in it is a bridge we built for message passing between the web app and the arduino. It was a hack, but something we needed last minute.
The hardware we used is linked below. Our fabulous sweater was garnered at K-Mart.
Shit-ton of LEDs
Below are a whole bunch of photos from the event. We def had a blast!
After a few weeks of coding, testing, and migrating we are super proud to show you the Levo League’s new job board!!
Users can now browse jobs with our featured companies, and filter by things like company size, and location.
We are also rolled out our company pages so our featured companies can share their atmosphere, ideals, and introduce you to employees that you can contact directly.
We will be rolling out new features every week, so stay tuned here to learn about them as they are added!
Last Thursday(8/2/12) Sara Chipps and The Levo League hosted our 2nd Developer Potluck Dinner with guest speaker Elena Silenok , developer & creator of Clothia.
At our dinner party we ate family style; each guest brought an entrée or dessert while we provided the beverages for the evening. As our guests rolled in, we served wine and enjoyed small talk while I DJ’d for the night.
Sara interviewed Elena during dinner where she discussed her graduate research on port-scanning and outsourcing development. Our guests were so passionate during the Q&A portion that we had to limit the questions due to the fact that we ran of speaking time. Afterwards, developers returned to enjoying more music and small talk for the remainder of the evening.
Overall, the Developer Potluck Dinner was another successful event and I can’t wait for the next one in September because there ain’t no party like a dev party.
Last Tuesday (6/19/12), a few developers got together here at Levo Labs for the developer potluck to listen to James Dennis, creator of Brubeck, a Python framework. Needless to say, we devoured the food and discussion.
For those of you who don’t know, Levo is the Latin root for “elevate”, which is what we do here at Levo League, a rapidly rising career community for Gen Y women.
On Friday, we deployed some new pages (you should check it out! levoleague.com) and we plan on improving our site all summer. As a development intern, I’m excited to be a part of such an amazing project. Although I have only been an intern for 2 weeks, I have already learned and experienced a great deal. The most recent developments (what deployed Friday afternoon) have been the new landing page (below) and home page. Personally, I am very excited to see the progression of the site.