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Each year, we hold a 72-hour app-building competition called Clash of the Coders, where we challenge our Nerds to explore new technology, push their skills to the limit and test just how much coffee they can possibly consume.
Clash 2014 kicks off at 6 p.m.…
It surprised none of us when San Smith was named our most recent Big Nerd of the Month. As Office Manager, San makes all of our lives easier, and in March, she was a driving force behind our recent move to our new Intergalactic Headquarters.
We sat down with her to find out more about this wonder who wrangles all the Nerds.…
What are the nerdiest things of all time? We asked our Nerds, and here’s what we found out.
Every day I used to ask myself, “Does someone artistic like me have what it takes to become a software engineer?” These days, I wonder why I even had to ask.
Todd Gandee is February’s Big Nerd of the Month. His teaching style and hard work have led to solid products that benefit both students and instructors.
This Valentine’s Day, there’s a lot to love about Big Nerd Ranch.
It is all too easy to generalize the “Nerd” personality, but there is in fact incredible individuality across the board at Big Nerd Ranch. We have former physicists, civil engineers, nuclear submarine officers, gaming experts, opera singers, marathon runners and beer brewers on our team.
I get a kick out of stepping back and watching the hum of these brilliant minds working together to solve the world’s problems. But whenever we have to get work done, we put our headphones on and zone out. We go into our happy place where the rest of the room fades away and we are productive like well-oiled machines.
A couple of weeks ago Jay Hayes penned Code Review in Four Steps, about the way many teams at the Ranch approach code review.
One of the great things about working here (and we’re hiring) is that teams are free to experiment, to do things in different ways and see how they work.…
I’ve never really thought of myself as a risk-taker.
I’d always found computers and technology intriguing, but I never felt that my interest alone meant that I should pursue a degree or job in programming. To me, developers all seemed brilliant and confident, where I was nervous and risk-averse.…
Happy Nerd Year! In this joyful new year of nerdiness, we’re honoring our January Big Nerd of the Month, Chris Donnelly. Chris is still new to Big Nerd Ranch, but he’s made a big impact.
In addition to being our IT guru, Chris’ talents include home brewery and finger magic.…