Lever Girl Geek Dinner 2018
Join the “Leverettes” for our first Girl Geek X Lever Dinner on March 7th, 2018 in downtown San Francisco! We’ll talk about how design thinking frames everything we do, why Lever builds on operational transform, using Elasticsearch, the challenges with APIs, our worst interview experiences, and the times we’ve broken production (it happens to the best of us).
Talk Topic: “Creating a Better User Experience with Operational Transform”
Talk Description: “Handling concurrency is a common problem in web apps. In this talk, Rachael will share how Lever uses operational transform to handle conflicts and how it fundamentally improves the user experience.”
Talk Topic: “A Guide to Hackathons”
Talk Description: “Hackathon – noun, an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. Or, to those more familiar with Silicon Valley culture, a way to aggressively burn out on a project that wasn’t even part of your roadmap. Missy will talk about how Lever approaches hackathons, and how your team can reap the benefits of a hackathon without the burnout.”
Talk Topic: “Nurture Recommendations & Elasticsearch”
Talk Description: “We know your archive of candidates is full of ‘the one that got away’, but how do you teach a computer to find them? Kate will talk about using Elasticsearch to build up Lever’s intuition for matching human potential with meaningful work. (mission statement?”
Talk Topic: “From New Grad to New Hire”
Talk Description: “Making the transition from new grad to new hire can be tough. Having recently gone through that exact transition after graduating in 2017 (and still going through it), Jen will share her experiences onboarding, tackling technical debt and stories about joining Lever full-time. There may or may not be a lot of gifs.”
Talk Topic: “Squashing vs. Non-Squashing — Technical Angle & Imposter Syndrome”
Talk Description: “Do you feel like you know just enough git to get (hehe) by? Do you break out into a cold sweat at the thought of deviating from your entrenched git workflow? Mica does too! As the newest member of Lever’s engineering team, she will discuss adjusting to a different git workflow, using squashed commits as a security blanket, and how this all relates to imposter syndrome.”
Talk Topic: “API Challenges”
Talk Description: “People count on their collaborative work software to be as connected as their personal software. Building, maintaining, and supporting integrations is a daily part of our job, so why do we keep running into the same problems? Emily discusses some of the challenges we’ve faced over and over again at Lever from humans being on vacation, to stack overflow ghost towns — and what we’re doing to tackle them.”
Lever builds modern recruiting software for teams to source, interview, and hire top talent. Our team strives to set a new bar for enterprise software with modern, well-designed, real-time apps. As the applicant tracking system of choice for Netflix, Eventbrite, Cirque Du SoleiI, ClearSlide, change.org, and thousands more leading companies, Lever means you hire the best by hiring together.