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What’s the best way to kick off the New Year at the new HQ? A great meetup, of course!  Talener New York welcomed the Laravel Meetup winter showcase last week.  This is the first group that visited our new office space at 2 Grand Central Tower, next to Grand Central Station.

Talener looks for ways to get involved in the tech community.  The Laravel meetup gave us the chance to meet members of the community and learn more about Laravel through two excellent presenters – Ilan Gitter & Christophe Tumminello.

Ilan engaged the crowd with his spot-on Game of Thrones references that were relevant to Laravel & Vue.Js as a toolbox. Plus, he talked specifically about handling sensitive data across the wire.  His experience as a Full Stack Developer, Musician & current Front End Developer at OmniMedia mean that he brought a unique perspective to his craft.

Likewise, Christopher Tumminello, former Lead Engineer at VICE Media, and current Senior Consultant at EY Digital, enlightened the crowd about his take on Laravel.  He discussed utilizing Laravel as a prototyping toolkit. It offers a clean slate to create innovative forward thinking features & applications in a quick and powerful way.

The Meetup provides the community with the ability to learn, teach, and connect with other Laravel enthusiasts.  Three dozen people met, enjoyed the evening, and gained some valuable insight about technology that is perpetually changing how we do things.

We’d like to thank Arron Kallenberg, the Laravel Meetup organizer for his dedication to the event and to the Laravel community.  His passion for his craft and desire help others to learn is unparalleled.

If you’re interested in learning more about Talener, the Laravel community, or have questions about the current hiring market in tech, please feel free to reach out to us.  If you are interested in other technologies beyond Laravel, specialized teams are on hand to answer any questions you may have. Talener is always looking to engage with the community and provide insight about tech & hiring.

Grant Zaccareo – gzaccareo@talener.com

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