Articles by Joy Ebertz

08 Mar 2017 · by Joy Ebertz
With today being International Women’s Day, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what the day means to me. Why is it significant? Throughout the world the day represents different things to different people and is celebrated in many different ways. So why do *I* find it important? What...
22 Feb 2017 · by Joy Ebertz
Hello world, I'm Joy Ebertz. I'm a Staff Software Engineer here at Box who also dabbles in writing and crazy amounts of running (I recently got into ultras). I've been at Box for 5 years, which in Box (startup) time, makes me an old-timer. Over my time here, in addition to my prior experience, I'...
14 Mar 2016 · by Joy Ebertz
My favorite Box value is “Bring your______ self to work, every day,” where Boxers can fill in that blank to include whatever they want. To me, this means I can be myself at work and my coworkers will celebrate whoever that person is. I don’t have to try to fit in just to belong or pretend I’m...
29 Oct 2013 · by Joy Ebertz
Coauthored by Natasha Vinnik  and Sam Paras Here at Box, we are no different than most other engineering organizations: we hate meetings.  We understand that they’re important and that they help us get our work done more effectively, but as engineers, we sometimes have a hard time seeing that. ...
16 Dec 2012 · by Joy Ebertz
This post is part of a series from the product managers and engineers who built the new version of our API. They’ll be discussing the design decisions and technical challenges that we faced along the way, so be sure to keep checking this blog every day this week. Box recently announced a new...