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5 Steps to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome describes individuals who internalize their accomplishments and fear they will be discovered as a fraud. Often it affects high achieving people who genuinely believe their success must be attributed to luck. I’ve felt it at different points in my life. Typically when I get a new job, I wonder if I tricked them in the ...

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Why RailsConf is a Must

Back in November of 2015, I wrote a blog about how Ruby on Rails saved my career. As a recap, I'd been a programmer for 13 years before I was given the opportunity to learn Ruby on Rails. It was a challenging and exciting experience; my mind was blown and I've continued down this path of learning ever since. In case you ...

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ret.ro.spec.tive

What did I do yesterday? What fun things came up last week? Did anything bad happen? These are questions I rarely ask myself. As a self-diagnosed "do-er" I try to spend the majority of my time doing things. Working, working out, learning, playing soccer, spending time with friends, checking out San Diego's newest craft brewery... ...

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gap code school 101

At gap intelligence everyone is devoted to providing the best data and analysis possible to our clients. It's what we strive for everyday as a company. One of the coolest parts of our culture is that once you understand how you can play your part in our intricate web of data processes and deadlines, there are a variety of outlets that ...

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Meet the Dev Team UZ Edition: You're Gonna Plov It

If you've been keeping up with our blog, you've read articles on how we use Agile Scrum with a Distributed Dev Team and which Agile Ceremonies we stick to here at gap intelligence. In the world of Five Ws and one H, these blogs provide great insight into the Why, the What, the Where, the When, and the How, but they only touch in a broad ...

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An Open Letter to the Girl About to Walk into Computer Science 101

10 years ago, as a freshman in college, I took my first intro computer science class as an elective. I never thought that elective would turn into a career, but 10 years later I’m now working as a senior software development manager and I am about to start teaching programming classes to my coworkers.

I often get asked now what it’s ...

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Agile Ceremonies 101

Yesterday marked my 5 year full time anniversary at gap intelligence. Over this time, I have changed a lot and so has gap intelligence. For me, the biggest changes at gap have come in the form of our development team. When I started, I was a part of DataOps, working away in Excel every day while our developers abroad worked and delivered us our ...

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The "Golden Ticket" to Sharing Season Tickets Without an Office Brawl

One of the perks of working at gap intelligence is access to San Diego Padres season tickets. Despite our beloved Padres maintaining their position of dead last in their division, these tickets remain highly coveted. They include a spectacular view of home plate, access to the Omni premier club, a full bar and buffet, and waiter service. ...

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API Authentication in RubyMotion Mobile Apps

Last year, gap intelligence started looking into developing mobile applications for our external customers. While we already have a native iOS app, we selected RubyMotion as the framework for developing these new mobile apps. We're primarily a Ruby shop, so we thought this would minimize the learning curve and streamline development across ...

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How Ruby on Rails Saved My Career

Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Eugene Correia. I'm a Software Engineer at Gap Intelligence, located in my hometown of Point Loma, in San Diego, CA. I've been working here for almost 9 months and have loved every minute of it. One of the biggest reasons I came here, besides believing in this company, is the software stack ...

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