Life at IXL

Show and Tell: Elizabeth Kelly

A Q&A with an IXL Senior Engineer

December 6, 2018

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Elizabeth Kelly

Meet Elizabeth Kelly, a senior software engineer at IXL! We talked with Elizabeth about why she joined IXL, what a typical workday is like, and the pursuit of peaceful solo hobbies. Read on to learn more:

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Earning Their Stripes: IXLers Volunteer at the Carolina Tiger Rescue

November 20, 2018

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Life at IXL
Earning Their Stripes: IXLers Volunteer at the Carolina Tiger Rescue

On October 20th, IXL volunteers gathered at the Carolina Tiger Rescue for a wild day of helping with trail maintenance. The Carolina Tiger Rescue provides a forever home to big cats and other exotic animals who were kept in poor conditions and would not be able to survive in the wild. IXLers were eager to assist the sanctuary, and, to their delight, the day started with a behind-the-scenes tour.

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Diaper Duty: IXLers Volunteer at the Diaper Bank of NC

October 12, 2018

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Diaper Duty: IXLers Volunteer at the Diaper Bank of NC

On the last Saturday of September, a group of IXLers volunteered for diaper duty. They spent the day at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, sorting and packing diapers and other supplies for families throughout the state. In addition to distributing basic necessities, the Diaper Bank’s mission is to advocate for policy reform, raise community awareness, and improve access to personal hygiene products for families living in poverty.

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A Novel Time: IXLers Volunteer to Sort Books at Read and Feed

August 31, 2018

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Life at IXL
A Novel Time: IXLers Volunteer to Sort Books at Read and Feed

On August 10, eight IXL volunteers sorted over one thousand books for Read and Feed, a children’s literacy nonprofit whose mission is to “give children an appetite for reading.” The aptly named organization uses RVs converted into mobile classrooms to deliver books, reading lessons, and warm meals to over 600 high-need elementary students in neighborhoods throughout Wake County, North Carolina.

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Show and Tell: Samarth Bahuguna

A Q&A with a Senior User Experience Designer

July 19, 2018

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Show and Tell: Samarth Bahuguna

Meet Samarth Bahuguna, a senior user experience designer at IXL! You’ll be over the moon with Samarth, who shared with us what it takes to be a user experience designer at IXL, what his superhero power would be, how he’d survive a trip to outer space, and more.

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IXL Volunteers Return to Meals on Wheels of Durham

Helping the community one meal at a time

July 6, 2018

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IXL Volunteers Return to Meals on Wheels of Durham

On June 25, ten IXL volunteers arrived at Meals on Wheels of Durham to pack and deliver meals to homebound residents in the community. This was IXL’s second year volunteering with Meals on Wheels, which is a national organization that addresses hunger and isolation among millions of seniors. Meals on Wheels is committed to providing both nutritious meals and face-to-face check-ins to as many homebound individuals as possible, and we were excited to once again help out!

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IXL Volunteers Foster Native NC Plant Life

IXLers Get Hands-On at Dorothea Dix Park

May 18, 2018

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IXL Volunteers Foster Native NC Plant Life

On May 12, nine IXL employees, along with other community volunteers, gathered at the base of a hill in Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. Their mission was to help rescue the park’s native plant life from invasive species, as part of an ongoing effort to make Dorothea Dix Park a sustainable part of the Raleigh landscape.

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IXL volunteers help restore a Bay Area park

IXLers tackle weeds and nurture native plants

May 1, 2018

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IXL volunteers help restore a Bay Area park

On the last day of March, IXLers gathered to work alongside the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in restoring Mori Point in Pacifica.

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All Booked: IXLers Volunteer with Book Harvest

IXL Raleigh Employees Help Connect Kids with Books

April 6, 2018

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Life at IXL
All Booked: IXLers Volunteer with Book Harvest

What do Anne of Green Gables, The Little Engine that Could, Dealing with Dragons, and The Magic School Bus have in common? All of these books were sorted by IXLers during a fun-filled day of volunteering with Book Harvest of Durham, North Carolina! On March 24, IXL employees booked it to this nonprofit to help categorize books that will be given to children throughout the area.

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Show and Tell: Julia Zhu

A Q&A with a Senior Software Engineer

March 2, 2018

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Julia Zhu

Meet Julia Zhu, senior software engineer! We chatted about everything from what it takes to be a software engineer at IXL to Julia’s ideal vacation, favorite childhood toy, and more.

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