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Hack Hunger Hackathon

Hack Hunger Hackathon

by Salil G.

One of the best things about working at Civis Analytics is the number of opportunities we have to give back to the Chicago community. On September 23rd, Civis was proud to be a sponsor and participate in the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Hackathon to End Hunger. The Hackathon is an annual event that brings the Chicago tech community together to...

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The People Behind the People Science: Intern Edition

The People Behind the People Science: Intern Edition

by Nollie B.

Summer in Chicago means warm weather, food trucks, patio season, and a festival for every occasion. At Civis, summer means welcoming a handful of talented students from across the country. Over the course of 10 weeks, Civis’ summer interns work closely with a mentor in various departments, like Applied Data Science, Research and Development, Product, and Engineering. While here, they...

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My First Week at Civis

by Bryan B.

There can be a lot of uncertainty when starting a new job. Whether it’s your first job or your fifth, there will always be anxiety and questions on the first day. What projects or clients will I be working on? Will I work well with my manager and my team? What’s the office environment like? Will I like my coworkers?...

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Design Sprint: A Researcher’s Perspective

Design Sprint: A Researcher’s Perspective

by Allison Sullivan

Recently, I participated in my first design sprint. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, a design sprint is an intense, week long program where designers, engineers, and subject matter experts focus on creating a prototype of a new product and then testing the product on potential customers. In the past, I’d consulted on product development projects, but only...

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The people behind the people science: How our policies support work-life balance

The people behind the people science: How our policies support work-life balance

by Civis Analytics

With a culture of responsibility, transparency and acceptance, our attention to and appreciation of our employees is in the forefront of our minds. As a growing organization, we work hard but at the same time, we know people have lives outside of the office – from jetting off to explore a new place to major milestones like expanding their family....

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