These are chat archives for LaunchAcademy/diplomats

16th
Jan 2015
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:08
Who is still an instructor at Launch that we all know?
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:08
Adam hahaha
that's it
I know the other instructors
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:09
Really??
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 16 2015 16:09
Did Eric leave?
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:09
but not that we all know
yeah
it's just Adam now
from our cohort
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 16 2015 16:09
Wow. I thought Adam was going to go first
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:09
Ugh now I have no inside (wo)man at Launch.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:09
LOL
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 16 2015 16:09
Why, whatchya need?
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:09
they're all pretty loose lipped if you ask me
sometimes you just need to ask twice
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:10
My company is hiring some jr devs. Thinking of asking Launch for some good devs.
yeah, but when I asked about Greg Towne, everyone was like oh he's a good guy, easy to work with, etc. But nothing about his coding skills.
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 16 2015 16:11
This makes sense
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:11
I want someone to tell me if someone sucks at coding or good at coding.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:11
LOLOL
troof
well if I may I would say...
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:12
When is the next cohort graduating?
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:13
If I were asked about somebody, I would never say anything bad about them, but I would not lie and say they are strong at something if I don't believe that.
two weeks I think?
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 16 2015 16:13
January 27-28 is Career Day(s) for the current cohort.
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 16 2015 16:13
Word
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:14
Aren't there other bootcamps in NYC?
maybe that would be easier for your company?
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:14
There are. I just want to keep our options open.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:14
obviously i'd like it if you hired out of launch and help our numbers
but still
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 16 2015 16:14
I met two current launchers and talked to them for maybe 5 minutes and based on the limited impression I was able to receive I am pretty sure the entire cohort probably sucks
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:14
BAHAH
BAHAHAHAHHAA
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:15
We're looking at GA ppl and I don't think we (my co-workers) know that GA doesn't have a good reputation.
Hahaha
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:15
GA does not... at all... but I'm sure your coworkers will get that impression pretty quickly
flatiron? is that good?
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:15
Yeah
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:15
isn't there a DBC there?
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 16 2015 16:15
You can go to DBC New York and recruit Kevin Kwon
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 16 2015 16:16
I feel weird that I don't know any of the current launchers
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 16 2015 16:16
:+1:
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:16
NO
I don't want to work with KK haha. I'll hang out with him though
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:16
LOLOLOL
Master K!
btw skype totally copied his design innovation
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:17
hahaha
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 16 2015 16:17
The vibe was very different the last time I was there.
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 16 2015 16:18
Different how?
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 16 2015 16:19
The phrase "the last chopper out of Saigon" comes to mind.
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 16 2015 16:21
Did everyone already know KK was at DBC or is it just not as amusing as I thought?
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:21
He was at DBC
Graduated though
Not sure what's going on with him now.
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 16 2015 16:22
Ah yeah, I guess that was a couple months ago
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 16 2015 16:22
I didn't know!
It took me a little to realize KK was our Kevin.
So...is he just bootcamp hoping or?
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 16 2015 16:23
Launch didn’t cover all his learning needs to he went to DBC to learn things like
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 16 2015 16:24
jsnkfnwkejnkwf
Oh jeez
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:24
didn't someone get in touch with him recently?
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:24
He didn't feel comfortable with his skills so he spent more money to go to another bootcamp. Hopefully he paid more attention this time.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:24
I don't remember if it was you @dancarter or @pdarden ?
lololol
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 16 2015 16:24
I talked to him briefly about it though and he seemed to be happy with DBC so more power to him I guess
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 16 2015 16:24
He invited me to his DBC graduation.
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 16 2015 16:25
I LOL'd, @dancarter.
I can't even.
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 16 2015 16:25
haha
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 16 2015 16:27
Eh. He had the money to blow, why no blow it I guess
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 16:30
:moneybag:
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 16 2015 17:28
Does anyone else have one of those coworkers that sometimes you just want to scream 'I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU DON'T SHUT UP!' at? Or is that just me?
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 17:49
No our office is silent most of the time. But I've had that before. Hate that shit.
Modes s/he work in Marketing?
*does
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 16 2015 17:51
He. Analytics.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 17:53
It might be an engineer thing. Other people might be like why doesn't this engineer ever talk?
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 16 2015 17:54
Might be.
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 16 2015 17:54
What does he talk about?
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 16 2015 17:54
Absolutely nothing. The sort of nothing-talk that turns my brain off.
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 16 2015 17:55
Haha, sounds awful
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 16 2015 17:55
He asked me where I grew up, and then I answered. And then somehow, without my really contributing to the conversation except to nod at appropriate intervals, he was talking about, like, the economics of Walmart.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 17:59
awwww he wants to be your friend!
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 19:44
guys this is so much fun
but you should ask me again when @dancarter inevitably backstabs me
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 16 2015 19:44
You’d have to actually start cooperating before I can do that
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 16 2015 19:45
This is "fun" for values of "fun" that include having to wait until like Monday to know what even happens next.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 20:48
You better watch out @davidsports
I'm gonna attack you on Monday
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 16 2015 22:16
I'm gonna attack all y'all on Monday
you best be watchin'
David Williams
@davidsports
Jan 16 2015 23:58
I got my eyes on you. Sneaky.
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 16 2015 23:59
I'm so bad at game.