Wow – what a jam-packed 2018 this has been! As busy as things are, last week Boyle Software’s New York City team was able to squeeze in a joyful evening with some friends and clients to cook up and devour a fantastic Italian meal at Rustico Cooking in midtown Manhattan. It was a great night to catch up with colleagues and friends and reflect on what an excellent year it’s been. And just check out the amazing menu that we prepared:
We have been thrilled to play host to the Open Source NYC Meetup a couple of times in recent months at our HQ at 42 West 24th. Last week’s Meetup featured a compelling discussion of intellectual property law as it relates to open source development. Topics ranged from the problem of proprietary platforms constructed upon open source foundations to more nuts-and-bolts issues like licensing. Back in July the discussion was all about GitHub in the wake of its acquisition by Microsoft, with people from GitHub as well as GitLab there to answer questions and share their insights.
We had a perfect day last week for our annual summer party with co-workers, family, and friends! This year we ventured down to the South Street Seaport where we boarded a Circle Line Cruise for a trip out to The Statue of Liberty which we followed with a trip to Fresh Salt for drinks and snacks. Continue reading
On May 2 Lev Gimelfarb, Boyle Software’s VP of Research and Development, gave an overview of our Node.js-based framework x2node and provided a demo of it in action during his excellent Tech Talk at Boyle Software’s NYC Headquarters.
Guests learned about the capabilities of this complete, lightweight, and ready framework which was initially released last year.
I had a fantastic first trip to Kiev last week! It was a short but productive visit to the bustling, booming capital of Ukraine. What a thrill to visit this vibrant city – so full of life, even in February. Between meetings I was able to spend a few short hours exploring the city, ducking into gorgeous churches under golden domes and even visiting Maidan Nezalezhnosti – “Independence Square” – the city’s central plaza made so famous in recent years.
New York City is even more magical during the holidays – the steadfast Empire State Building reflecting the colors of December’s festivities from every angle. Boyle Software colleagues, clients, family, and friends gathered at The Storehouse on bustling 23rd Street last night to make merry and unwind in good company.
Between the beers, hot toddies, sliders, and mozzarella sticks, it was great to spend a couple of hours appreciating the people with whom we share so many waking hours.
On Friday evening, July 28th, a good number of Boyle Software’s New York City team gathered at Mia Chef Gelato in Manhattan to share some time and beverages together – and to learn how to make some delicious and refreshing gelato! Chef Jason walked us through the ingredients and science behind the popular Italian ice cream – including the use of the $25,000 Carpigiani gelato machine!
Boyle Software’s next TechTalk, scheduled for the evening of Monday, June 19th, will feature Lev Gimelfarb discussing his newest creation: the X2 Framework for Node.js. Released to the open source community in May, X2 is a modern framework suiting modern needs. Lev will take us through his thinking behind X2 as well as giving us a peek under the hood.