Games at Work?

Posted by Mike Clement on March 21, 2013 in Agile

Agile Games are a way for teams to learn and apply agile concepts in a fun, playful, safe environment.  Play is important as it brings aliveness to our work environment that allows for creativity and our best work to flow.  Games provide a safe environment where people are more open and willing to take risks… Read more

Big Data from Historical Sources

Posted by Laryn Brown on March 19, 2013 in Big Data

At Ancestry we have a specific team dedicated to working on new technologies to extract information from historical sources of “Big Data.” One example is the U.S. City Directory collection. A precursor to modern telephone books, city directories listed all of the inhabitants of a city, along with their address, occupation, and often their spouse’s… Read more

Welcome to the Ancestry.com Tech Roots Blog

Posted by Scott Sorensen on March 14, 2013 in Inside our Offices

When people think of Ancestry.com the first thing that comes to mind might not be technology. But Ancestry.com is a really great technology company. Our engineers are working on some very interesting technical challenges and solving a range of complex problems. This new blog will be written by engineers for engineers and will focus on… Read more