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Clint Mullins

Two Hour Change Leads to Three More Years.

A short time ago I was applying for jobs at a select few software companies. As an applicant, I tried to determine which company would not only allow for internal improvement in coding and self, but also an environment which I could actively influence. Many might find it appealing enough to fit inside of a […]

October 31, 2013

Amy Lee

Wealthfront hosts October’s Femgineer Forum

We were really happy to host this month’s Femgineer Forum here in our office. Karen Catlin gave her insightful presentation on how to create and maintain one’s “street cred”: ways to document your successes and help people find out about your strengths whether it be in the open source community or on LinkedIn. The line […]

October 24, 2013

Amy Lee

Engineering Display Hack Day

What do we do when we have eight large TVs in the office driven by Mac Minis and a need to put our finger on the pulse of the business? We hold a hack day for the displays! We allocated a Friday to seeing what interesting visualizations and summaries we could put up on the […]

October 17, 2013

Adam Cataldo

Testing Cascading applications

This post explores how we apply our test-driven-development philosophy to analytics problems. In particular, it shows how use test-driven development with Cascading, which we’ve recently started using to drive analytics at Wealthfront. Cascading let’s us specify complicated analytics pipelines in Java. It works well for problems that would normally require multiple MapReduce jobs to get a […]

October 15, 2013

Iraklis Kourtidis

Marketside chats #2: Options for non-dummies

This article will explain some common misconceptions about options, using some simplifications. (1) It is not applicable to typical startup call options. (2) A call option allows you to buy a stock at a specified strike price by a specified expiration date. For a put option, replace ‘buy’ with ‘sell’. An option can be thought […]

October 08, 2013

Rija Javed

Pushing a Feature On My First Day

  One of my main reasons for joining Wealthfront was its engineering culture. After meeting the team as well as perusing the engineering blogs, I was excited to start working here. So how did the first day fare? Well I was setup with all of the major projects, finished work on a small feature for […]

October 04, 2013