Agile Development Leads to a Happier Company

Posted by Melissa Garrett on December 27, 2013 in Development, Events

Over the past few years Ancestry.com, has undergone a significant transformation within many aspects of its business. Steady growth combined with Agile adoption, continuous delivery, and improvements in technology and infrastructure, has created an organization focused on delivering value. In November, Ancestry.com CEO, Tim Sullivan presented at DevOps conference, FlowCon about the organizations shift to Read More

Ancestry.com to Present at QConSF

Posted by Melissa Garrett on November 9, 2013 in Events, Operations

Like many organizations, Ancestry.com is constantly accumulating more high volume, high velocity data of all kinds. We apply innovation at scale to handle 10 petabytes of highly dynamic family history data, and a flood of new data derived from our autosomal DNA test, AncestryDNA. How do we do it? Join our dynamic duo Bill Yetman Read More

Ancestry.com to Present at Upcoming Tech Conferences in New York City

Posted by Scott Sorensen on October 28, 2013 in DNA, Events, Operations

At Ancestry.com we face all sorts of exciting technology challenges to grow our business and support the company’s mission of helping everyone discover, preserve, and share their family history. This week, I’m excited to share some of the learnings we’ve had along the way in leveraging our data to help users make more meaningful discoveries Read More

2013 WITI Summit – Where Tech Is Going Video

Posted by Melissa Garrett on August 17, 2013 in DNA, Events, Science

Recently, Ancestry.com Vice President of Genomics and Bioinformatics, Cathy Ball, participated in a panel discussion at WITI’s Women Powering Technology Summit where executives from leading tech companies shared thoughts on the future of where technology is going.  The session was moderated by Liz Gannes of AllThingsD and included executives from Qualcomm, CA Technologies, EMC, and Read More

Ancestry.com to present at HBaseCon

Posted by Jeremy Pollack on June 12, 2013 in Events, Operations

Every week, AncestryDNA analyzes thousands of peoples’ DNA, decoding their family origins and finding their long-lost relatives. To that end, we used GERMLINE, an algorithm for finding hidden family relationships within a pool of DNA. However, the reference implementation of GERMLINE didn’t scale, and we were running up against its limitations. This Thursday, I’ll be Read More