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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'...
09 Dec 2015 · by Karna Warrior
At Box, we are very proud to say that our developers are some of the best and brightest in the business. We strongly believe that every engineer has a unique perspective that they bring to their work, and it's this diversity and creativity that make our teams so successful. This is the idea behind...
03 Sep 2015 · by Karna Warrior
At Box, we're proud to say that our developers are some of the best and brightest in the business. We strongly believe that every engineer has a unique perspective that they bring to their work, and it's this diversity and creativity that make our teams so successful. This is the idea behind Inside...
27 Aug 2015 · by Paul Southworth
Walk around the Box office and you'll probably encounter a few Boxers whizzing past you on scooters. Nowadays, we use them to travel between meetings, to the snack room, to find our colleagues. The use of scooters at Box proliferated in late 2011, when we expanded into a second office space on...
11 Aug 2015 · by Karna Warrior
At Box, we're proud to say that our developers are some of the best and brightest in the business. We strongly believe that every engineer has a unique perspective that they bring to their work, and it's this diversity and creativity that make our teams so successful. This is the idea behind Inside...
25 Jun 2015 · by Jessica Gibby
Making the leap from engineer to co-founder takes more than just the right code. For Lever CTO and co-founder, Nate Smith, it also required curiosity, a passion for users, and more than a few lessons in team dynamics to capitalize on a market opportunity. We caught up with Nate to learn about how...
05 Jun 2015 · by Emily Chen
In 2013, we launched the Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship with the goal of enabling high potential college students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in technology to pursue engineering degrees. Applications for the 2015 Box Diversity Scholarship just opened, so we caught up with...
14 Apr 2015 · by Benjamin VanEvery
An excellent series of posts has been published over the last few weeks on the TODO Group blog. The series focuses on why each of the companies got involved in open source. It's been enlightening to read through each one and get a glimpse of what open source means to each company and how it impacts...
25 Feb 2015 · by Jessica Gibby
Last year, Box acquired MedXT, a cloud-based, medical image viewing, sharing and collaboration company to addresses a key hurdle to interoperability. Where medical images have long been separated from other clinical systems that house medical records and tests, largely due to the complex imaging...
28 Jan 2015 · by Peter Potrebic
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...
13 Jan 2015 · by Shivani Rao
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...
14 Dec 2014 · by Whitney Trump
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...
07 Oct 2014 · by Heidi Williams
Many times during my career in technology, I've questioned what I was doing, what my goals were, or which direction I wanted to go next. Having a mentor who was a sounding board and role model has been key in helping me navigate my career choices and make decisions. I still remember when my mentor...
15 Sep 2014 · by Elena Tatarchenko
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 ...
10 Sep 2014 · by Nicholas Zakas
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...
21 Aug 2014 · by Antoine Boulanger
My fencing master used to tell me that the quickest way to get to know somebody is to fight him or her. Thanks to him, I somehow managed to stay alive through several duels, and I can now reflect on his advice as it relates to my job: giving and receiving feedback. On the surface, feedback and...
25 Jun 2014 · by Samantha Paras
Here at Box, the annual Hackathon is a hallowed tradition: between dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday, team members technical and non-technical alike work together on tons of exciting projects, all in hopes of making Box better. (OK, there are some pretty cool prizes, too.) In years past, some...