Would You Rather be Awesome or Deadly?

Would You Rather be Awesome or Deadly?

Culture Dana Pylayeva , Agile Coach JUL 30, 2018

Building A Better Keyboard Navigation

front end Jaret Stezelberger , Front End Engineer MAY 30, 2018

The simplest way to understand the importance of web accessibility is to open a web browser, put on a blindfold, and try navigating a website. Despite a small percentage of users with disabilities, their human right to navigate the internet still stands. In this post I’ll share some of my learnings from making our navigation more accessible.

ODSC Workshop on Experimental Reproducibility in Data Science

data science Karthik Rajasethupathy , Jason Tam MAY 7, 2018

On May 2nd, we presented at the Open Data Science Conference in Boston, MA. We demonstrated how to build a machine learning project from scratch with Sacred, an open source library for experiment tracking, and how to view the results using Sacredboard.

Why you should volunteer for Smart Futures

culture Daniel Mateus Pires APR 20, 2018

Dublin is a great place for volunteering in Tech initiatives !

A Non-Technical Guide to Posting to the Tech Blog

Culture Jaret Stezelberger , Front End Engineer APR 12, 2018

Our tech organization is obviously made up of more than just developers. Non-developers have great insight from their work too! This post is a nudge to all my fellow colleagues who are also doing amazing work and would like to share, but feel intimitated by the pull request process.

Brand Alerts V2: Breaking Down a Monolith with AWS

back end Kinshuk Varshney APR 2, 2018

Recently, team T-Rex worked on the re-architecture of the Brand Alerts back end system, a project which we named Brand Alerts V2. In this blog, I share our new architecture detailing some of the new AWS powered components.

Negative Sampling (in Numpy)

data science Jason Tam MAR 23, 2018

Alright, time to have some fun exploring efficient negative sampling implementations in NumPy…

Airing Out A New Job System

data science Terry McCartan MAR 5, 2018

In this article I’ll be sharing some of the knowledge the Data team at HBC Tech picked up in replacing our old job system with Apache Airflow. We undertook the decision to overhaul our job orchestration system a few months ago due to a number of reasons but have now successfully migrated all our data ingestion jobs to the new system.

AWS SDK for Java, version 2.0

cloud Sean Sullivan JAN 26, 2018

The Capital Region AWS User Group met on January 18th at the Nanotech Complex in Albany New York. CommerceHub hosted the meeting at their main office.

Sundial AWS EMR Integration

aws Giovanni Gargiulo , Staff Engineer JAN 16, 2018

AWS Elastic Map Reduce on Sundial

Presentations we love: 2017

2017 was a year of growth and learning at HBC Tech. Our organization embraced new technologies and new ways of building application software.

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