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October 29, 2019 20 minute read

Design Systems are for Everyone

Anthony Simone

Software Engineer

Here at Mode, we’ve recently started building a design system to support our organization. Design systems have been a hot topic of discussion for the past few years.

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October 8, 2019 2 minute read

Announcing Helix: Closing the Data Divide

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Benn Stancil

Chief Analyst

Since its inception, Mode has been for data scientists and analysts. As former data scientists, my cofounders and I started Mode with the intention of building the product we wanted for ourselves. The vision expanded, but the analyst-first philosophy remained. “By analysts, for analysts” became Mode’s informal tagline.

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September 30, 2019 4 minute read

Embedding Data Protection by Design in Analytics Services

Rafae Bhatti

Director of Security and Compliance

As an analytics platform, Mode operates in a very contentious space with respect to data protection and privacy. In fact, data analytics and privacy are often viewed in conflict with each other. But are they necessarily at odds? Can you not have your cake and eat it too? At Mode, we believe you can.

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September 17, 2019 4 minute read

How Mode and Deliver Fast Queries on Amazon Redshift

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Lars Kamp

Co-founder & Chief Data Engineer

Lars Kamp is the Co-Founder & Chief Data Engineer at where he helps customers optimize Amazon Redshift and their analytics queries for peak performance. We’ve invited to share a guest piece detailing the new data stack.

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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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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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