Technical Blog

Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship: Fostering Diversity Through Company Culture

Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 by

Last year, Box announced our first ever Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship. The scholarship seeks out college sophomores and juniors pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) who bring unique perspectives to their fields. We’re happy to announce that applications are now open for this year’s Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship. We’re looking for...

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Box Open Source Open House

Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by

At Box, we rely on open source software and the strong community that makes it possible, which is why we are excited to host our first ever Box Open Source Open House on September 23rd here at Box HQ. The open house will feature talks from Facebook’s Paul Tarjan on HHVM and Box’s Matt Basta on a new open source project (more on that soon). Arista, Facebook, hbase, LinkedIn, Netflix,

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Trusting Engineers vs. Mitigating Risk

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 by

Recently, I’ve been involved in several discussions where the word “trust” has come up. It usually happens in one of two ways: 1. We trust you to do the right thing. 2. Why don’t you trust that I’ll do the right thing? Keep in mind that these two sentences don’t necessarily occur in the same discussion all of the time; they are just common themes I’ve noticed. This led me

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Designing Metadata Templates to Evolve: A Technical Overview

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 by

Today at BoxWorks, we announced a new feature that allows users to apply structured metadata to files and enhances the search experience by filtering on this metadata. On the engineering side, we faced some interesting challenges in implementing this functionality. Since our admins will need to be able to create metadata templates to fit their industry-specific needs, we had to make the template...

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Tags: metadata

What Makes Box Workflow Intelligent?

Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by

Today, at BoxWorks, we introduced Box Workflow, which is the backbone of Box’s new focus on industry solutions. Box Workflow is rules based, intelligent, and open and leverages machine learning to intelligently and automatically classify, surface, and recommend content stored on Box. Our proprietary machine-learning approach, detailed in this post, will enhance these industry solutions by automatically...

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Tags: intelligence machine learning workflow