Blog Category: DevCulture

Open Sourcing Code with Intention by Fran Fabrizio · February 17, 2017
A quick guide to what you need to think about before you open source your code.
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MPC IT Shark Tank - Cycles 4 & 5 Results! by Fran Fabrizio · January 3, 2017
We closed out 2016 with two more rounds of Shark Tank! Read on for details.
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MPC IT Shark Tank - Cycle 3 Results by Fran Fabrizio · July 14, 2016
Cycle 3 of MPC IT Shark Tank wrapped up last month. Here's the scoop!
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MPC IT Shark Tank - Cycle 2 Results by Fran Fabrizio · March 15, 2016
Cycle 2 of MPC IT Shark Tank has concluded, and once again we have some fantastic results!
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Embracing the Uncertainty of Software Development by Fran Fabrizio · February 29, 2016
Thoughts on how to avoid being fooled by the false certainty of deadlines and estimates and approach our work more honestly.
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MPC IT Shark Tank - Cycle 1 Results by Fran Fabrizio · December 21, 2015
The results of our first-ever MPC IT Shark Tank round are in, and a winner has been crowned!
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MPC IT Shark Tank! by Fran Fabrizio · August 24, 2015
Our latest initiative to keep things fun and solve those pesky challenges that live in the shadows of our main projects.
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Our IT Hiring Process: How and Why by Fran Fabrizio · June 5, 2015
An overview of our IT hiring process and why we designed it this way.
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RailsConf 2015 Wrap-Up by Marcus Peterson · April 29, 2015
The entire IPUMS web development team saddled up and headed to Atlanta for RailsConf 2015. Here's our summary.
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A Recipe for a New TerraPop UI: Part 1 by Fabio Trabucchi · February 19, 2015
A look at our newest project, Terra Populus, and the collaborative process we're utilizing to design develop the new TerraPop UI.
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MPC IT New Year's Resolutions - Technical Debt Edition by Fran Fabrizio · January 21, 2015
In the spirit of the new year, we thought we’d share our technical debt reduction resolutions, 2015 edition!
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Take It and Run: A Tale of Risk, Failure, and the Beginning of a Javascript Journey by Jake Wellington · December 1, 2014
Optimizing for Developer Happiness: Migrating from Java to Ruby Without Missing a Beat by Marcus Peterson · September 9, 2014