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

Ancestry 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 Read More

Visualizing Data with Tableau

Posted by Camille Penrod on November 11, 2015 in Big Data, Technical Management

At Ancestry we quickly analyze billions of rows of data to deliver insights from our massive database to internal and external audiences. To do this we need tools that have the right capabilities and can be easily adopted by our tech team. In a recent Q&A video Bill Yetman, VP of Commerce, Data and Analytics Read More

Thinking like a manager

Posted by Christopher Bradford on September 16, 2015 in Technical Management

One of the biggest shifts for me when I moved from a software engineer role into management was how to think like a manager. Things I never considered as an engineer were suddenly a top priority for me. For those experiencing a similar transition, I have identified two important considerations to help shape your mindset Read More

Cathy Petti joins Ancestry leadership to spearhead developments in tech and consumer health

Posted by Camille Penrod on July 31, 2015 in Health, Technical Management

Ancestry recently announced the launch of AncestryHealth in beta and the appointment of Cathy Petti as the new Chief Health Officer (CHO) of AncestryHealth. She joins our strong and growing leadership team with the initiative to guide our robust genomics, bioinformatics, privacy and security teams in a health-focused strategy and empower consumers to take charge of their Read More

2015 Hack Days at Ancestry

Posted by Christopher Bradford on April 29, 2015 in Inside our Offices, Technical Management

Several years ago, we introduced FedEx Day at Ancestry: a 24-hour hackathon to build something fun & innovative, work with people other than your everyday team, and learn new technologies and skills. Participation is voluntary and we noticed that the number of people participating was starting to decline. We gathered feedback from the teams and made Read More