Closing out Clojure/West

Clojure is a growing programming language that has gained traction due to its powerful abstractions, well-composed feature set, integration with the JVM and the wealth of available Java libraries. A few weeks ago, two of our engineers had the pleasure of presenting their clojure specialities at Clojure/West, held in Portland. Below you will find the [...]

Hacking it Out: Factual at PennApps

This past weekend, I had the privilege of returning to my alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, for the tenth installment of PennApps. PennApps is one of the country’s largest student-run hackathons— an event where students gather from around the world to spend thirty six hours coding and building new products from scratch. Partnered with [...]

“Competing in a ‘Data First’ World” – Gil Elbaz at M1 Summit [Video]

Factual founder and CEO Gil Elbaz spoke at the M1 Summit in New York, NY this past May. Gil talked about the importance of collecting and understanding contextual data, starting with lessons he learned during his time at Applied Semantics up through discussing the rich experiences being offered on mobile by data giants like Google [...]

The ‘Office Hours’ Meetup

Everyone’s motivations for attending a meetup are good: they want to educate and to learn, to nurture and grow the community, to meet people who share their enthusiasm. And yet, a typical meetup is at best weakly successful in all of these dimensions. Consider the meetup speaker. She’s had a topic in mind for while, [...]

Factualites Help Out at Local WebSlam

On April 12, Factual’s own Ben, Eric, Melanie, Molly, and Morgan headed to Los Angeles Trade Tech College to volunteer at the YouthBuild Charter School of California’s first ever WebSlam. The event, part of the school’s “STEM Initiative,” gave students the opportunity to implement newly learned CSS and HTML skills to create websites from scratch [...]