Voluntary Adoption in Action: HBC Digital Adopts Slack

culture Adrian Trenaman , SVP Engineering FEB 6, 2017

Musings on Decentralised Control and Voluntary Adoption in Large Organisations.

Keeping an Extra Eye on Your Stack with CloudWatch Events

infrastructure Emerson Loureiro JAN 25, 2017

Why an Extra Eye?

Perfect Overnight Cold Brew

culture Evan Maloney JAN 25, 2017

When HBC’s Mobile team worked at 1 Madison Avenue, my morning coffee ritual involved getting a large black iced coffee from myWayCup as I exited the 6 train at 23rd Street. What they served at myWayCup—a private-label version of Intelligentsia Coffee’s House Blend—was so good that I switched to iced coffee year-round—even through brutal New York winters—a trait that often earned me quizzical looks when ordering my preferred drink during...

NYC Scrum User Group - January 19th

events HBC Tech JAN 11, 2017

We’ll be hosting our first meetup of 2017 in partnership with the NYC Scrum User Group on Thursday, January 19th. This is our first time hosting this group and we’re off to a great start: Ken Rubin will be joining us to lead a talk on Agile.

BackOffice Hike

culture Ryan Martin JAN 5, 2017

Now that winter is here and the cold is keeping us inside, I thought it would be good to dream of warm days and look back at a BackOffice team outing from October.

December Meetups at HBC Digital

events John Coghlan DEC 7, 2016

We’re closing out 2016 with two more meetups at our offices in Brookfied Place.

Increasing Build IQ with Travis CI

front end Andrew Powell NOV 16, 2016

Continuous Integration is a must these days. And for social, open source projects it’s crucial. Our tool of choice for automated testing is Travis CI. Like most tools, Travis does what it does well. Unfortunately it’s not very “smart”. Heaven help you if you have a large or modular project with a multitude of tests - you’ll be waiting an eternity between builds.

Where to find our team in October

events John Coghlan OCT 7, 2016

Here’s where to find HBC Tech this month:

New open source project: scala-fedex

back end Ryan Caloras AUG 21, 2016

How to convert fully connected layers into equivalent convolutional ones

data science Pau Carré Cardona MAY 18, 2016

The Problem

Akka HTTP Talk with Cake Solutions

events HBC Tech APR 7, 2016

We are thrilled to be hosting Aleksandr Ivanov of Cake Solutions on Tuesday, April 12th. He’ll be presenting an excellent talk on Akka HTTP. Who is Aleksandr? We’re glad you asked:

Front End Engineering Lightning Talks with HBC Digital

front end HBC Tech MAR 24, 2016

Join us for an evening of lightning talks by 4 of HBC Digital’s Front End Engineers and an introduction by Steve Jacobs, SVP, Digital Technology and Demand Marketing.

gulp-scan • Find Yourself Some Strings

front end Andrew Powell FEB 15, 2016

We recently ran across the need to simply scan a file for a particular term during one of our build processes. Surpringly enough, we didn’t find a Gulp plugin that performed only that one simple task. And so gulp-scan was born and now resides on npmjs.org.

Codedeploy Notifications as a Service

infrastructure Emerson Loureiro FEB 10, 2016

After moving our software stack to AWS, some of us here at HBC Tech have started deploying our services to production using AWS’s Codedeploy. Before that, in a not-so-distant past, we used an in-house tool for deployments - IonCannon. One of the things IonCannon provided were deployment notifications. In particular, it would:

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