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You’ve built it, now automate it with Workflows in Civis Platform

by Lori E.

Today we’re launching Workflows in Civis Platform! This new feature is a data science automation tool that enables data scientists to cross small, manual tasks off their daily to-do lists so they can focus on what they do best: help decision makers see the big picture and make informed decisions. Workflows allow piecewise development, testing, and deployment of data science...

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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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Tips and Lessons Learned from Upgrading Ruby on Rails

Tips and Lessons Learned from Upgrading Ruby on Rails

by Jonathan C.

In a recent post, I shared a how-to guide on upgrading Ruby on Rails based on my team’s experience in doing so for the Civis Platform. In this post, I’ll share some of the tips and lessons learned around code implementation, third-party libraries, and testing. Hopefully, they’ll help you make your next upgrade easier than your last. Code Implementation Private...

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Want to be a Better Engineer? Be a Better Researcher

by Salil G.

I used to think the best engineers are the ones that write the cleanest code. When I started out developing software, I thought it was all about writing the cleanest and fastest. And of course, writing robust software that can stand up to testing. But recently I came to a realization. After years of endless discussions about which design patterns...

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Putting the Power of Campaign Targeting in Your Hands: VoteWithMe

Putting the Power of Campaign Targeting in Your Hands: VoteWithMe

by David S.

A few weeks ago, I was canvassing in New Hampshire to knock on the doors of strangers and ask them to make a plan to vote. See – I’m a data scientist, and I don’t know what you know about data scientists, but we’re not the most extroverted creatures. That’s when I had the idea, “How much more effective would...

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