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Static Site Deploy Previews on AWS

There are tons of options out there for deploying websites, but my default approach for … Read more Static Site Deploy Previews on AWS

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Introducing 8th Light’s Board of Directors for 2021

We founded 8th Light to be a place where our philosophy of approaching software as … Read more Introducing 8th Light’s Board of Directors for 2021

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Continuous compliance on AWS

A looming deadline. A long list of requirements handed off to the team without their … Read more Continuous compliance on AWS

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In Slack, no one can hear your scream!

Hey, my name’s Ian. I’m a Senior Consulting Software Engineer at 8th Light’s Pod Services … Read more In Slack, no one can hear your scream!

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The World’s Your Stage: An Interview with Senior Crafter Ian Carroll

8th Light’s modern apprenticeship program allows us to hire software professionals from a wide range … Read more The World’s Your Stage: An Interview with Senior Crafter Ian Carroll

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Learning to Learn With Metacognition

Software is a complex and ever evolving domain. As software developers, this means that, in … Read more Learning to Learn With Metacognition

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Mozilla Explains: What Is AI?

What is AI? When you hear artificial intelligence (or AI) you probably assume it’s something … Read more Mozilla Explains: What Is AI?

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The Winner's Curse

Introduction Anytime you have an auction, you have the potential for the winner’s curse, a … Read more The Winner's Curse

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Jon Wettersten joins 8th Light as Head of Design

8th Light is pleased to announce that it has greatly advanced its mission to be … Read more Jon Wettersten joins 8th Light as Head of Design

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Mozilla Fellowship & Awards News: February – March 2021

Looking to learn more about or engage with Mozilla Fellows and Awardees around the world? … Read more Mozilla Fellowship & Awards News: February – March 2021

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Mozilla News Beat, March 26, 2021

Welcome to the Mozilla News Beat, a glance at the internet news of the week … Read more Mozilla News Beat, March 26, 2021

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How To MozFest: A Digital Book For The Community

MozFest 2019 | MozFest Book Release How To MozFest: An Open Book For the Internet … Read more How To MozFest: A Digital Book For The Community

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Wrapping Up the MozFest Youth Zone 2021 Hackathon!

We’re wrapping up our first ever MozFest Youth Zone Hackathon! Over the last 10 days, … Read more Wrapping Up the MozFest Youth Zone 2021 Hackathon!

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How can we tell the story of MozFest Week 2

How can we tell the story of MozFest Week 2? Every participant’s journey through this … Read more How can we tell the story of MozFest Week 2

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Mozilla News Byte, March 19, 2021

Mozilla News Byte MozFest 2021 Edition Welcome to the News Byte, an in-depth look at … Read more Mozilla News Byte, March 19, 2021

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Building Better Online Public Spaces with VERO

Part of what makes MozFest amazing is that you always leave with new ideas and … Read more Building Better Online Public Spaces with VERO

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SQL, JSON, and Domain Objects

SQL databases are amazing. They give you tools to create extremely powerful guarantees about the … Read more SQL, JSON, and Domain Objects

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