HackDays at OpsLevel: Everyone Wins
Over the last week, the team at OpsLevel completed its largest HackDay ever. OpsLevelers demoed 15 different projects, spanning everything from our infrastructure and CI/CD pipelines to our Applicant Tracking System and assets for acquiring and onboarding customers. Even our CEO carved out time to write some code–though he admitted his UI was lacking.
How We Ran Our First Remote HackDay at OpsLevel
Last summer, our team gathered in the woodland heart of Parry Sound, Ontario for the inaugural OpsLevel HackDay. For 24 hours, participants were given total creative freedom while being tasked with creating a demo-able, team-based project. Skills were sharpened, bonds were strengthened, and marshmallows were roasted - it was a blast.
My Time as an Intern at OpsLevel
Pranav Krishnan is a Computer Science student at the University of Waterloo. I first started working at OpsLevel in May 2019 and it was my first ever co-op experience. I was extremely nervous, with no clue what to expect. Fast forward almost a year later and I find myself struggling with the idea of leaving this company behind.
How We Maintain Our Team Dynamic While Working Remotely
OpsLevel is a great place to work. I love the product, the values…the snacks, but most importantly, the people. Our team isn’t large, but our size makes us extremely tightly knit. We eat lunch together, play lunchtime foosball, chat about things like kids and mortgage rates, and play after work video games (mostly Rocket League) almost every day.
OpsLevel just completed its inaugural HackDays and company getaway. We all piled into a few cars and drove up to a beautiful cottage near Parry Sound, Ontario. Surrounded by some of Canada’s best scenery of trees, lakes, and trails, we first set about for 24 hours of programming. Given our geography, we thought about calling the event “Hack the North”, but that name is taken, so “OpsLevel HackDays” it is.