Ancestry Hosts First Tech/Product Meetup in New Lehi HQ

Posted by Camille Penrod on September 29, 2016 in Inside our Offices, Technical Management, Technology Conferences

Tech meetupAncestry recently announced the creation of a Tech and Product User Group in Utah with the goal of encouraging collaboration between companies across the Wasatch Front to solve difficult and interesting technology and science problems.

This group is intended for technologist, scientist, and product professionals who want to learn, network and grow together. Topics will vary from one meetup to the next and will be driven by interest from the community.

Last month Ancestry hosted the kickoff Tech/Product User Group meetup in Lehi, Utah. More than 85 tech, product and science professionals from across the Wasatch Front came to the new Ancestry Headquarters to hear about the interesting and challenging work Ancestry is tackling in these areas. Attendees also had a chance to network with each other and learn about career opportunities at Ancestry.

If you’re interested in joining the next meetup follow our blog for updates.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meet up!

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