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On the (Technical) Google Hangout

On the (Technical) Google Hangout

by Jeff C.

A year ago, we blogged about Interview Tips, providing a high-level FAQ about interviewing at Civis Analytics. Today we’d like to talk about a specific stage in our interview process: the Hangout Interview. At Civis Analytics, our engineering interview process is divided into three stages: a preliminary phone interview, a technical assessment, and the on-site. This is not to say...

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Data Best Practices for Nonprofit Leaders

Data Best Practices for Nonprofit Leaders

by Ola T.

Since joining Civis Analytics this year, I’ve had the opportunity to work with different organizations through our nonprofit practice area. Civis’s commitment to doing work that has a positive social impact””including our significant involvement with nonprofits like the Gates Foundation, Enroll America, and the American Red Cross””was one of the reasons I chose to work here. We often find that...

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If it loses its quack, does it still talk like a duck? Using Swagger to detect breaking API changes.

If it loses its quack, does it still talk like a duck? Using Swagger to detect breaking API changes.

by Jeff C.

A while back we decided that all new functionality in the Civis platform would be implemented as a combination of API endpoints and front-end code. At the same time, we decided that all endpoints will be available to our customers. That is, if you can use a piece of functionality via the Civis UI, you can leverage the underlying API...

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Guiding our Summer Interns to Become More Effective Engineers

Guiding our Summer Interns to Become More Effective Engineers

by Jenny F.

A great internship or first job blends responsibility, real-world experience, and great mentorship. As we strived to create that balance this summer, our engineering team formed a book club for interns and recent graduates to talk about their experiences, read a different perspective, and learn from each other. In this blog post, you’ll hear from three of our interns on...

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Republican Primary Poll: August 10-19, 2015

Republican Primary Poll: August 10-19, 2015

by Civis Analytics

As featured in the New York Times, the Civis Analytics Research Team conducted a survey of the Republican Primary of 757 self-identified Republican or Republican-leaning adults across the country. You can read more about our findings in Why Donald Trump Won’t Fold: Polls and People Speak by Michael Barbaro, Nate Cohn, and Jeremy W. Peters from Sunday August 23, 2015...

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SciPy 2015: Building Civis’s predictive modeling with Python

SciPy 2015: Building Civis’s predictive modeling with Python

by Stephen H.

At the beginning of July, I traveled to Austin for SciPy 2015, the annual conference dedicated to scientific computing in Python. Python is a powerful, easy-to-use programming language which has become very popular in the data science community. I was at the conference because the data science department at Civis Analytics uses Python to write all of the predictive modeling...

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Meet Civis: Some of our Favorite Features of the Data Science Platform

Meet Civis: Some of our Favorite Features of the Data Science Platform

by Civis Analytics

Earlier this summer, [we announced]({% post_url 2015-06-30-Bigger-Cheaper-Faster-Data-in-the-Cloud %}) Civis — the data science platform. Our end-to-end, ready-to-use data science platform in the cloud enables organizations to make data-driven decisions. It’s what we use for our work, and we’re excited for it to be available for all organizations to use the platform with their data. Many of you have been working...

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