About Mitchell Harris

I'm a software engineer on the Narrative and Context team. We try to tell the story of your ancestors lives. By discovering interesting context about ancestors and communicating them in compelling natural language stories, we hope to bring or relatives lives into a vivid story, rather than a collection of records and facts.

Past Articles

Utah Code Camp 2014 – A Success for Ancestry.com Tech Team and Whole Community

Posted on March 20, 2014 in C#, CSS/HTML/JavaScript, Technology Conferences

Utah Code Camp 2014 came and went this weekend. More than 850 people attended and with more than 70 sessions, it was the largest code camp in Utah history. Thanks to Pat, Craig, Nate, and Kerry  of Utah Geek Events for putting it all on. Ancestry.com participated in a pretty big way. In addition to the… Read more

Announcing Daisy, An Ultra Lightweight, Open Source Rules Engine

Posted on January 23, 2014 in C#

We just released a new open source package here at Ancestry: Daisy. Daisy is a business writeable domain specific language for business rules. It lets business experts write the rules, and software developers define how they are implemented. Daisy itself is domain agnostic, but allows domain experts and software developers to create the rule domain together.  An example… Read more

Make your next UI library with an HTML API

Posted on June 19, 2013 in CSS/HTML/JavaScript, Web

Things are changing in the front end web world. Among those changes are HTML APIs.  Here’s the problem. You’ve made a webby-UI widget that is really cool. It’s so cool, that other people want to re-use it. How do you expose your widget so that other people can use it? In the old world, you… Read more