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Make Moms Proud

Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by

I’ve been at Box for over 2 years, and what I most valued about Box after my first few months remains at the top of my list of awesome things about Box. It’s our cultural values. They aren’t a list of words written in some electronic document, or splattered around the office on ignored posters. I see Boxers living and acting on these values every single day. Just listing out...

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Computing Choreography

Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 by

Last October, I gave my first ever talk at a conference, the Grace Hopper Celebration. When I was initially trying to decide what I wanted to talk about, I gave myself a few criteria: 1) I must be uniquely capable of talking about this, 2) people would learn something, 3) it must be interesting both to me and to my audience. Seeing as I had only recently graduated from college

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Introducing Spout: A Fast and Scalable Way to Read and Write XLSX Files

Posted on Friday, January 16th, 2015 by

As the world becomes more and more data-oriented, access to the right information is critical. Most of the tools we use to gather data are good at it, but they’re not designed to process it. That’s why specialized software—like Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice—is so popular. No matter where your data comes from, these tools make it easy to extract the important information from large...

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Box Girl Geek Dinner 2015

Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 by

Last Thursday we were thrilled to host the first Girl Geek Dinner of 2015 here at Box headquarters! Over 200 women gathered to eat dinner, network and bond over a shared love for technology and all things geeky. During the course of the evening, three women engineers from the Box Women in Technology (WIT) group presented talks. Our first speaker was Divya Jain, who joined Box via the acquisition of

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The Incredible Machine

Posted on Monday, December 15th, 2014 by

Here in Box Engineering, we’ve been working to do a better job celebrating big accomplishments. Inspired by our Sales team’s celebration style, we set out to build our own version of a celebratory bell or gong. Senior Software Engineer Ryan Luecke was frequently seen in the immediate vicinity of Box Engineering’s newest contraption, so we conducted a Q&A with him to get the full...

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