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Nationwide Spring Engineering Event

On April 18-19, the Dealertrack and Dealer.com engineering teams participated in a nationwide engineering event. This year, each location came up with their own unique project to enhance their skills and experiment with new ideas. Participating locations included Burlington, VT, Dallas, TX, Manhattan Beach, CA, Groton, CT, Sacramento, CA, Lake Success, NY and Salt Lake …

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Dealertrack engineers use public data to #HacktheClimate

Three Dealertrack software engineers participated in the annual Burlington, VT-area hackathon, HackVT. In its fifth year, the gathering has expanded from an event hosted by local tech company MyWebGrocer, to a sprawling hub of activity, attracting competitors from outside of Vermont to work for 24 hours on an application that fits the theme. This year’s theme: Looking …

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Dealertrack’s Fall ’15 Hackathon in Full Swing

Twice a year, Dealertrack has an internal Hackathon for all of our Engineering staff across the nation. We’re now in our ninth go-round of this really awesome event that pulls the best of camaraderie and creativity out of our teams. We break into teams with one mission: to create something spectacular.

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Mad Man: A Day in the Life Of Chris Yager, Dir. of Advertising Software Development

Chris Yager, the company’s advertising development leader, came to Dealertrack after working for many years at IBM. The Vermonter’s transition from a major establishment in the tech sector to an up-and-comer has suited him well, and he’s nimbly filled several roles since joining the company. One thread runs constant in his experiences here, he tells us, and keeps …

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Ruby Sass to Libsass: 1. Introduction

In September and October of 2014, Dealer.com transitioned its CMS platform from Ruby Sass to Libsass. This is Part 1 of the story. Introduction to Sass Sass is a superset of CSS that compiles down to ordinary CSS. It offers handy things like variables and control flow, as well as more advanced functionality like ruleset nesting, …

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