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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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Contributing to Your Tech Community!

I am a Quality Assurance Engineer here at Dealer.com and this past fall I had the honor of speaking at Vermont Code Camp. This annual conference is held on University of Vermont’s campus. In 2014 they celebrated their 6th year and reported over 160 attendees. The conference schedule has multiple tracks, covering a wide range …

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Behavior-Driven Design: One Team’s Exploration

This past September, I attended VT Code Camp and gave a presentation on the exploration that my engineering team had done with Behavior Driven Development (BDD) which is a software development process that focuses on specifying behavior instead of writing tests. Roughly two years ago we received some copies of The Art of Agile Development to read and discuss. As we …

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VT Code Camp 6 Round-Up

On Saturday September 20th, seven developers from the Dealer.com Engineering teams presented at the 6th Annual Vermont Code Camp. David Coutu, Rob Friesel, Jonathan Hoguet, Richa Khandelwal, Brian Lloyd-Newberry, Maureen McElaney and Peter Vile joined 24 other presenters to give talks to well over a hundred developers, systems administrators, QA engineers, students, and other tech …

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