Sam Smith is a Senior Software Engineer at Ancestry.com, where his team builds and maintains the search user interface. In the past, he was the lead developer for the "iPB-Nexus" and "Stomp Shop" iOS apps, built a centralized security management console called the Symantec Protection Center, and worked for a video banking company on a product called the Personal Teller Machine. He received his B.S. of Computer Science degree from BYU in 2007.
Last summer Ancestry.com introduced a new but lesser known feature called “Smart Filtering”. Smart Filtering is a technology that applies only when searching for someone in one of your trees. When you search for someone in your tree, a lot more data becomes available to the search engine including life events (birth, marriage, death, etc…),… Read more