Ancestry Hosts First Tech/Product Meetup in New Lehi HQ

Posted by Camille Penrod on September 29, 2016 in Events, Inside our Offices, Operations

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 Operations

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

Data Science Thought Series: How to Embrace Technology Evolution

Posted by Lei Wu on October 27, 2015 in Data Science, Operations

  Technology evolution is a very common and natural process throughout human history.  Some people like it while some people are hesitant.  Despite attitudes towards technology evolution, new technology will eventually come.  That is how technology trends advance, that is how quality of life advances and that is how human civilization advances. As a technology Read More

Over one million DNA samples and many new scientific research findings

Posted by Julie Granka on October 2, 2015 in DNA, Operations, Science

Ancestry science team gives two platform presentations on Friday, October 9th at human genetics conference ASHG With over one million customers who have submitted their DNA, AncestryDNA has the fastest-growing and one of the largest collections of human genetic data around the world.   That amount of DNA data powers the AncestryDNA science team to perform Read More

Thinking like a manager

Posted by Christopher Bradford on September 16, 2015 in Operations

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

Genesys Works visits Ancestry

Posted by Ryan Day on September 4, 2015 in Inside our Offices, Operations, TechRoots

Recently Ancestry employees in San Francisco volunteered to help Genesys Works, a local nonprofit. Their mission is simple: to change the life trajectory of underprivileged high school students by enabling them to work in meaningful internships, at major corporations, during their senior year in high school. The organization has partnered with JPMorgan, Accenture, Salesforce, PG&E 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, Operations

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, Operations

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