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No Substitutes for the Real Thing: My Internship at Under Armour

My journey at Under Armour (UA) began with a trip to The University of Texas at Austin (UT) career fair in search of a summer internship. With no specific company in mind, I brought a copious amount of resumes to distribute to any company that seemed remotely interesting or had some good SWAG (fun free…

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Navigating the Design Process in an Agile Environment

How do you integrate the traditional design process into the highly structured world of Agile Development? Designers often have a hard time with agile, pointing out that the creative process is not linear—you can’t schedule a moment of creative inspiration. We at Under Armour Connected Fitness have worked to solve this problem by creating a…

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Hello Jenkins Pipelines

Building continuous delivery pipelines and similarly complex task orchestrations in Jenkins using traditional job types and plugins can prove to be an awkward and hacky process. Here at Under Armour we have tried many things to achieve a simple Jenkins setup, code review workflows and automation practices. Until now, it has mostly been fraught with…

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Introducing Dynago

We are using Go at Under Armour to build some of our high-performance microservices. Its focus on performance and concurrency is compelling to us, so we’ve been looking to grow our Go toolchain to match what we have for some other languages. We recently had a use case that was well-suited for DynamoDB but we…

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Taste Labeling and Analysis

Sandwiches or burritos for lunch? Popcorn or candy at a movie? Anyone who has come across these kinds of decisions can attest to how important and very personal senses of taste can be, and yet taste remains one of the main deciding factors in what all of us eat. As we strive to better understand…

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