5 quick questions from the office
Confirmit is a Norwegian software product company that delivers software to big companies like Amazon, Visa, Virgin Money, Accenture, Sony Mobile Communications etc. Our software platform helps businesses collect feedback from customers, markets and employees, analyze insights and drive meaningful change, which again leads to happier employees and customers.
The Grimstad office houses both the Analytics team and the R&D – Text and Social Analytics team. Our Analytics team provides data analytics solutions to help businesses understand feedback from structured and unstructured sources. Our R&D team researches and develops market-leading solutions based on Machine Learning to analyze and make sense of large volumes of unstructured text. Our office has close links to the University (UiA), having employed graduates, provided internships and contributed to school projects over several years.
We have asked 3 of our developers; Vetle Leinonen-Roeim, Oddvar Tengesdal and Andreas Presthammer, 5 quick questions.
- What are you currently working on? Andreas: Distributed active machine learning infrastructure. Oddvar: Our REST-full sentiment service. Vetle: Parallelizing and speeding up our text analytics pipeline using Apache Spark.
- Favorite thing being part of Confirmit’s Grimstad team? Andreas: Working with great, passionate people. Oddvar: Be able to use cutting edge technology, and frameworks. Vetle: There’s always plenty to do, but there’s little stress.
- Favorite technology? Andreas: Functional programming languages. Oddvar: Mobile. Vetle: Bitcoin – it’s the future.
- First you do in the morning? Andreas: Coffee. Oddvar: Drinking coffee. Vetle: Hit the snooze button.
- Last bookyouread? Andreas: A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens. Oddvar: Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. Vetle: No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald.
Visit our company tech blog: https://techblog.confirmit.com/
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