The professional services team on Arc Publishing spends a lot of time building client sites, with varying degrees of complexity. As a result, we often have opportunities to iterate on the features we create as we learn from our experiences and grow as a team. Advertisements are one area we’ve had a lot of opportunity to iterate on.
Recap: Women In Tech Summit
The Washington Post Engineering and WashPostLife hosted the Women In Tech Summit at The Washington Post DC office Friday, March 23. Nearly 300 women and men in technology from across the Mid-Atlantic gathered to inspire, educate, and connect with each other. Throughout the day, participants attended hands-on workshops, discussions about careers in tech, and keynote addresses from women leaders from The Meet Group, Epilogue Systems, and other top companies. The Washington Post's Linda Botkin, Director, Publishing & Circulation Systems, kicked off the conference in the morning delivering the welcome address.
Smoke Testing with Promo Codes
For instructions to redeem a promo code, skip to Redeeming a promo code Before releasing a new version of our apps, we always conduct a final smoke test to make sure everything is in working order before it goes out to the public. While TestFlight is great, a true production smoke test requires a device that has never been through the instability of beta builds, and ideally covers fresh install and the upgrade path.
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Recap: Top Women In Tech Hosted By The Washington Post at Fifth Annual Tech Lady Hackathon
In the spirit of collaboration and inclusion, Wash Post Life and Washington Post Engineering hosted the fifth annual Tech Lady Hackathon on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The day long hackathon brought together several hundred women from around the DC area for a day of training, discussions, and of course, a civic hackathon. (Standing room only for the fifth annual Lady Tech Hackathon)
Journalism with Augmented Reality
On September 22, we published our second step into the world of Augmented Reality, and it's a big one. (You can check out the story here, and the AR feature is viewable in the iOS Classic app, which you can download here.) I wanted to take a step back and outline the decisions we made, how we see the AR landscape, and what we're doing now and in the future to participate.
ANNOUNCING: Fall 2017 Tech Events at The Post
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in our D.C. office and how you can get involved! Q4 at The Post is peak season for our engineering outreach events. Our fall line up launches next week and includes new initiatives and the return of successful past programs with current partners.
Recap: The Washington Post Hosts Code(Her) Conference Second Year In A Row
On September 15-16, Wash Post Life and Washington Post Engineering hosted DC Web Women's Code(Her) Conference for the second year in a row, bringing together a diverse group of technology leaders in the region for two days of discussion and immersive training. DCWW President and Code(Her) organizer, Sibyl, kicks off the conference (Code(Her) MC and Wash Post Life’s, Lisa welcomes participants)
Agile in Action: Rolling Out Agile Workflow On The Fly
When Arc first launched, the digital publishing platform had one client and full-time front end developer. Nine months later, two more developers joined. Now—somehow—we’ve grown to 12 developers on the front-end team alone, with most starting within the past six months.
Recap: The Washington Post Hosts Two Major Engineering Events
As part of a series of outreach events to raise awareness of The Washington Post's engineering brand and career opportunities, the Human Resources and Engineering teams hosted two major engineering events at The Washington Post Live Center. On Thursday, May 18th, The Washington post hosted the annual DC Fem Tech Awards, an awards ceremony honoring powerful women programmers, designers, and data scientists based in the Washington, DC region. Two members of The Post's engineering team, Anita Hall and Angela Wong, were honored with awards for their accomplishments in Engineering and Data Science, respectively.