TrueVision, The Intern Story

Justin Slaten 4 min read October 6, 2015
  • TrueVision, The Intern Story This past summer, TrueCar undertook a bold experiment. We brought in around 40 bright, motivated interns from top California universities and let them loose on our data and codebases. The hypothesis was that, given unfettered access, a dedicated group of interns could build the foundation for new products at TrueCar. The experiment worked. I was... Justin Slaten 4 min read October 6, 2015
  • Summer Intern Program: A Cornerstone Strategy At TrueCar, we have always said that people are our most important technology and our most valuable asset. In keeping with this principle, this past summer, we launched our first, large-scale summer internship program.  As with all things TrueCar, our approach was bold and broad. It was our goal to not just create an average... David Giffin 5 min read September 30, 2015
  • Building Email Templates with Gulp, Part 3 Sending Test Emails The first installment offered a brief introduction to Node.js, NPM and Gulp, while Part 2 detailed out a Gulp build process for email template creation. In this final post, I will describe how to create a simple script to send out test emails containing your rendered progress template to any email address,... Peter Morawiec 3 min read September 4, 2015
  • Building Email Templates with Gulp, Part 2 Gulpfile.js With all the housekeeping out of the way (see the first post), we can finally focus on the fun… gulpfile.js. In the interest of brevity, I’ll summarize the concepts, then follow up with a complete and commented code listing. At the top of the file, you first need to include your modules (and your... Peter Morawiec 5 min read August 6, 2015
  • Building Email Templates with Gulp Introduction This series of posts is intended for front-end developers interested in learning Gulp to automate their workflow, specifically in the area of email template creation. The proposed solution utilizes Gulp to allow email styling with Sass, automatic CSS inlining, data templating, live preview of the final template, and an easy sender script for testing.... Peter Morawiec 6 min read July 14, 2015
  • Beyond The Checkbox: TrueCar Security Truth and transparency are two things that we take very seriously here at TrueCar. In many organizations, these principles may seem unrelated to security initiatives. However, we see security as a company-wide effort that requires both of those principles to be effective. Along with constantly working to expand our programs, we are always thinking of... Justin Slaten 5 min read June 20, 2015
  • Hadoop Summit Talk: Russell Foltz-Smith Check out this fabulous talk by our own Russell Foltz-Smith at the Hadoop Summit: TrueCar – The Intelligent Data Platform for the Automotive Industry David Giffin 0 min read June 15, 2015
  • Can We Automate Mobile Testing, Part 5 Milestone #4 – Selenium Grid As we saw in my last post, I finally got my test running! With that test running against SauceLabs, my local environment and even some real devices, developers and testers here at TrueCar have been given a great deal of flexibility with automation. But I didn’t stop there. Setting up... TJ Shewmake 5 min read June 8, 2015
  • Our Approach to Data Our Approach to Data TrueCar, at its core, is a data company. Every product we deliver, every interaction with every customer, every business process we operate… it is all is based on, driven by, and generates data.  We have a very simple philosophy: more data = more transparency = more value. All of our applications... David Giffin 4 min read June 2, 2015
  • Can We Automate Mobile Testing, Part 4 Milestone #3 – Running my test locally With the help of SauceLabs, I was able to hammer out all the bugs in my test case, leaving me with a reliable test to use during the setup of my local environment, and finally, the Selenium Grid. This was valuable; when the local test I ran resulted... TJ Shewmake 4 min read May 19, 2015