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🤗 LaunchDarkly is proud to be here at Codeland!

jesswest profile image Jess West (she/her) ・3 min read

HELLO CODELAND, we are excited to be with you alongside the DEV and CodeNewbie community!

Writing software is hard, deploying it shouldn’t be. We believe you should be able to deploy software without risk. LaunchDarkly enables development and operations teams to deploy code at any time, even if a feature isn't ready to be released to users. Wrapping code with feature flags gives you the safety to test new features and infrastructure in your production environments without impacting the end users.

When you are ready to release more widely, simply update the flag status and the changes are made instantaneously by our real-time streaming architecture. Check out how easy it is to get started.

Got Questions? Let's chat!

We'll be hanging out at our DEV Connect channel from 7:00a - 7:00p PDT today. We'd love to answer any questions you have about LaunchDarkly, so please swing by :)

Want more information outside of our live chat? Visit our Docking Station anytime!

Do you like space puns?

We do too and we didn’t even planet that way. Join us for a ride to remember at our upcoming event - Trajectory LIVE! We kick off our out-of-this-world experience next week and keep it going through August. There are going to be some universally applicable talks about feature management, we’ll pull you towards progressive delivery with more force than a super-massive black hole, and engage your inner Voyager as we explore the new age of software development and delivery.

Did we mention it’s free? Just like watching a meteor shower...and we are expecting an equal number of bright sparks.

Free Stuff 🎉

Want to learn how to get started with feature flags? Check out our “Effective Feature Management” book. Get a free copy of the book and a LaunchDarkly bandana shipped directly to your home!

Simply fill out this form (available for the first 100 signups):

Sign me up for the LaunchDarkly giveaway!

You must first sign in to DEV.

Opportunities at LaunchDarkly

LaunchDarkly supports the progressive delivery of your career!

Starting a career in technology isn't an all-or-nothing, one-and-done moment. It's a process that involves a lot of testing, trial, and experimentation. As a product, that's something we know a bit about. As a company, that’s how we got to where we are: By trying things until we found what worked for us.

👩‍🚀 We are looking for some engineers to join our team, could that be you? Check out some of the roles we have open:

Interested in what it’s like to work with us? Check out our some of our values: https://www.keyvalues.com/launchdarkly

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Sara McCombs (she/her)

This was my favorite sponsor message yet!! Yoz Grahame so many hearts for you for this. A message that all levels of devs can understand and find interest in. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Yoz Grahame

BLUSHING HARD. Thank you, Sara! I'm so honoured to hear that!

I'm tweaking the video to put out on social media, so if you have any ideas for improving it, I'd love to hear them.

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Sara McCombs (she/her)

I can think of any right now. But I’ll keep thinking about it.

I’m going to have to find you on Twitter to ensure I get to see it when you share. 🎉

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Yoz Grahame

AND BEHOLD (produces video from hat): twitter.com/yoz/status/12864306229...

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Julie Gauthier

Good morning! LaunchDarkly piqued my interest because I've spent the last year managing and improving the home-rolled feature flagging system at my current job. This is a really interesting space! I'm currently a software engineer, but I've been looking to start to use more of my writing, speaking, and friend-making skills in a full-time role, so I'm going to apply for the Developer Advocate role :D

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Jess West (she/her) Author

Hey Julie, that's awesome! Looking forward to speaking!

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Nichole Ross • Edited

Hello Jess,
Thanks for being here! I like the mission of LaunchDarkly! A community that supports developer skills, updating flag status and changes instantaneously. Your system works perfectly when working with remote teams and peer programing.
I have a bachelors in Math and masters in Secondary Math. I have completed a Data Science certificate program and enjoyed working with SQL, R and Python so much that I enrolled in a Software Development boot camp.
As I enter our final projects, I am excited to find a company I can grow and learn within. I reviewed the job descriptions that relate to my goals but noticed they are all based out of California. Are there remote working opportunities for the current vacancies?
Nichole Ross
linkedin.com/in/nicholerossmatters/

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Jess West (she/her) Author • Edited

Hi Nichole! Thanks for coming over to say hi to us :) Currently our remote roles are for Developer Advocates in the US and Engineering in the UK (you don't have to be in London). Otherwise the team is looking for engineers in California, at this time.

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Nichole Ross

Thank you for the information. I wish you the best!

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Ogechi Ike

Hi! My name is Ogechi Ike and I am a front end developer. I come from a design background and I love creating meaningful user experiences with my code. ogechike.com github.com/BlackMG27

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Kyla Gregory

I am very intrigued by what you guys do! Definitely reading up on feature flags, etc!

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Emma

I'd really like to learn how to use feature flags, we use them in work so I'll try and check out Trajectory event :)

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Jess West (she/her) Author

Awesome to hear, Emma! We have our small series starting next week! Would love to see you there. 👩‍🚀

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Mohammed Chowdhury

Good Morning, I am Mohammed Chowdhury. I graduated with a computer science degree from Queens College, City University of New York, and I am currently attending a full-stack Java Bootcamp. I am expected to graduate this October, and I am seeking a software engineering role.
macmohammed.com/

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Jess West (she/her) Author

Hey Mohammed, amazing work on doubling down on your education with university and bootcamp! Let us know if any of the roles look interesting or a good fit for you.

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Yoz Grahame

Hey CodeLand attendees! If you're here because you watched my talk, thanks so much!

I want to improve my talk to make it better, and easier to understand, but keep it at two minutes. If you can, please tell me one thing in the video that you would change, or that was not clear enough.

Thank you for all the feedback you give. I hope you enjoyed the video, and I'm happy to answer any questions about it!

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Terri Fricker

Wow. I had never heard of feature flags. I'm early on my journey and still even learning how to use GitHub to organize my programs. I'll keep LaunchDarkly in mind. Thanks.

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Hanny Kishawi

Hello LaunchDarkly!! Really cool seeing you here at CodeLand. I'm fascinated by your efforts to streamline the software development cycle with a vision for innovation and to enhance the user experience. I'm currently completing my programming bootcamp and seeking a jr. position with a preference in frontend dev. Would love to get in touch and learn more about your team!
My LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/hanny-kishawi/

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Cindy

Check out our open positions here! launchdarkly.com/careers/

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Hanny Kishawi

Thanks Cindy! Will do!

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Emily A. Pixi

Hi Jess! I just applied for the open Front End Engineer position, and I was curious what you think are the most important skills and qualities for applicants for this role? Is there anything someone can do to set themselves apart?

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Yoz Grahame

Good question! Those of us in this thread are (mostly) Developer Advocates rather than Front End Engineers, but I'll window.postMessage() a question for them and see what happens...

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Emily A. Pixi

Thanks so much!

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Yoz Grahame

And here's what I got:

The most important qualities are collaboration and empathy. For front-end candidates we're also looking for a robust understanding of Javascript and CSS fundamentals.

I hope that's useful. Good luck with your application!

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Emily A. Pixi

That's perfect! Thank you so much!

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Nicole Hopkins

Loved this!

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Yoz Grahame

Thank you so much for saying so!