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Following a six-year stint as Bocoup’s leader in data visualization, Irene Ros has struck out on a new path with Google. In this post, we’d like to celebrate her many contributions to Bocoup over the years. Let’s get the obvious stuff out the way, first. Irene started Bocoup’s data visualization initiative with the declaration, “I […]

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When we first welcomed Lyza Gardner to our team, we knew her to be an especially thorough sort of web developer. Now that she’s struck out on her own, it’s a good time to document how she maintained that reputation during her time at Bocoup. Lyza floored us with a presentation all about the burgeoning […]

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Writer of code and lover of words Brian Brennan has left Bocoup to build collaborative music services at Splice. We had the pleasure of working with Brian for three years, so we wanted to take a moment to reflect on that. When he first joined our team, Brian worked primarily as a consultant. He lent […]

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To say that “Cowboy” Ben Alman has a knack for automation would be an understatement. For proof, look no further than his legendary “dotfiles” repository, meticulously crafted to initialize computers to his exact specifications. But this is really only half of the picture. For as long as we’ve known him, Ben has been generalizing those […]

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Adam Sontag came to Bocoup with a reputation for community support. Between his tireless commitment to newcomers in the #jquery IRC channel on freenode.net and his commanding presence on the yayQuery podcast, if you were learning jQuery in 2010, you probably got a tip or two from Adam. (We’d be remiss if we neglected to […]

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Following five excellent years of service, K.Adam White has left Bocoup. What can you do in five years of participation on the open web? K.Adam’s answer: quite a lot. K.Adam’s main squeeze has always been WordPress. He’d already made a name for himself in that project before he joined up at Bocoup, and he kept […]

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We were warned. When Claire Rittershaus joined Bocoup, Rick sent out an e-mail stating, “she loves to smile.” It’s not that we didn’t believe him; we just didn’t understand. Claire loves to make other people happy, so her regular smiling has been a dependable indicator of our well-being over the past three years. Between company […]

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The inimitable Mat Maquis (better known online as “Wilto”) has struck out on his own as a freelance consultant. Now that we’re positive he’s not within earshot, we’d like to take a minute to talk about how excellent it was to work with him. We were excited to welcome Mat onboard back in 2014 because […]

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Illustration by Sue Lockwood At Bocoup, we hold strong convictions about the social significance of the web platform. We want to see it expand, and we want to make sure that it remains open in all senses as it grows. Following the lead of Philippe Le Hegaret of the W3C (and in collaborations with the […]

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Since starting our work on Test262, the official test suite for the ECMAScript programming language, we’ve seen our fair share of strange tests. For nerds like us, every test has the promise to teach us something new, make us laugh, or bury our head in our hands. But unlike choosing between movies, books, or 18th […]

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