The Ancestry “Magnetic Containment Field” meets Docker

Posted by Harold Madsen on August 19, 2015 in Agile, Development, DevOps, Distributed Computing

In the TV series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” the magnetic containment field prevents contact of antimatter with normal matter in a warp core. If the field were to collapse or fall below 15% of its maximum integrity, the starship would be destroyed. This containment field was a very important safety system for starships (reference Wikia). Read More

Featured Article: Migration to Continuous Delivery at

Posted by Seng Lin Shee on December 7, 2013 in Agile, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Technical Management, Testing

Starting with the adoption of Agile development practices, has progressed to a continuous delivery model to enable code release whenever the business requires it. Transitioning from large, weekly or bi-weekly software rollouts to smaller, incremental updates has allowed to increase responsiveness and deliver new features to customers more quickly. has come a Read More to Present at QConSF

Posted by Melissa Garrett on November 9, 2013 in Agile, Big Data, Technology Conferences

Like many organizations, 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

FlowCon: Continuous Delivery, Continuous Design and Lean Product Development

Posted by John Esser on June 28, 2013 in Agile, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Technology Conferences

Over the past few years, has been moving toward agile development methods. In fact, that’s the main reason I joined the company three years ago. Since starting at the company, I have worked at moving into agile methods, including teaching Scrum. Over the years, agile has taken root in the company and the Read More