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September 16, 2019 3 minute read

Hack Days at Mode

Curtis Mitchell

Software Engineer

When the idea of instituting regular hack days began at Mode several years ago, it started—as it does for many companies—as a way to break out of daily business routines and explore new ideas.

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General

September 9, 2019 4 minute read

Learning Mode’s Ruby codebase through its Gemfile

Max Edmands

Engineering Manager

What is the most efficient way to wrap your head around an unfamiliar codebase?

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General

August 25, 2019 5 minute read

Gems We Love

Ushashi Chakraborty

Director of Engineering

At Mode, we have an interview question we often use during phone screens for engineering candidates which is “What is an example of a library you think is really well-written"? Here are our answers.

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General

August 19, 2019 1 minute read

1,000,000x Improvement to Your Data Application Stack with the Switch Framework

Paul Thurlow

Director of Engineering

Josh Ferguson, Cofounder and Chief Architect at Mode, recently gave a talk at Data Council introducing our framework for building data applications called Switch.

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General

August 5, 2019 4 minute read

What Really Matters: Our Favorite Mode Values

Ushashi Chakraborty

Director of Engineering

At Mode, we make decisions while staying true to our company values. We asked few of our engineers and engineering leaders about the values they like most, and wanted to share their examples.

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Data Teams

May 2, 2019 3 minute read

4 Lessons to Keep Your Data Model Under Control

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Joel Carron

Data Scientist at Mode

A data model defines how an organization's various data sources are organized, related, and accessed. As data sources are added and complexity grows, the data model makes a big impact on the productivity and efficiency of anyone in the company that works with data.

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