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August 18, 2021

Get to know - Hired CTO Dave Walters

Tell us about your career journey. I graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a BS in Mathematics. In my final year of studies, I started to form an interest in software development and took some...

May 02, 2018

Hyphenated Routes in Rails

If you've ever looked at a blog post online, chances are the last thing you really paid any attention to was the URL structure. While the humans in front of screens around the world typically only...

May 02, 2018

Writing Self-Documenting Code

Writing clear, understandable code for complex systems can be challenging. In this post, we'll explore the concept of self-documenting code as a technique for writing clearer...

March 31, 2018

Getting Started with Kinesis

Amazon Redshift is a great tool for data warehousing. At Hired, we use it in combination with Looker to provide business insights and internal dashboards for many of our internal teams....

March 22, 2018

Fixtures and Factories: Balancing Trade-offs (Part 1)

ActiveRecord models are at the heart of many Rails applications, so having a fast and convenient way to create or access instances of ActiveRecord models in tests is important. Fixtures and...

February 28, 2018

What is the Purpose of a Hackathon? Ours Helped Us Get Work Done Faster

We finished our yearly hackathon recently and wanted to share what worked well, what we plan to change, and what we built. We decided to go low-process this year, and used a simple shared...