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Culture is one of those words that gets thrown around everywhere. It comes up on the list of casually used buzzwords almost as frequently as “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning”. But I never really knew what it meant until 45 days ago, when I joined Atlan as a Data Science Intern. Atlan had an aura around its culture, so I…

Note: This blog was last updated in August 2019 with the latest information about our internships. “Intern, who?” This is the answer, or a question, from Atlan interns if anybody refers to them as “interns”. And, why not? None of our interns work as “interns” at Atlan, so why should they get addressed as one? Too often, companies give interns…

Our Engineering Demos stemmed from a simple question — “How can we share knowledge among our engineers better?” All of our engineers were working on different, complex products, but they usually had knowledge that could help each other out. For example, we didn’t need to build completely different front-end and backend developer workflows, or unique infrastructure for Collect (our mobile…

We are always thinking deeply about the “dent” Atlan could leave on the universe. We’re asking ourselves, “What would it take to create a company that would have relevance for hundreds of years?” We are moving rapidly from our childhood days into adolescence — an interesting time, where one typically has a strong sense of self and is now battling…

In 2016, we put down our 10 (base 10) Engineering Commandments, the values that our Engineering Team uses to guide its work. We didn’t use a long, complex process to create them. One of our first engineers sat down and took some time to articulate the ideas that we should use to guide our decisions, all based on industry best…

Note: This blog was updated in September 2019 with the latest information about our people-ops processes. We’re growing up here at Atlan! Our numbers have grown, and we’re always preparing for new additions. As we grow, we’ve been pushing hard to make sure that we create an inclusive environment of growth and belonging for everyone who joins us. We’ve realized…

Note: This blog was updated in August 2019 with the latest information about our team and cultural values. In the last few years, we scaled our products, welcomed hundreds of humans of data to our community, powered data teams around the world, and celebrated countless milestones. The people who find their way to our team are extraordinarily diverse, yet they’re all…

Note: This blog was last updated in August 2019 with the latest information about our internship hiring process. At Atlan, we hire interns for core functions like building apps, business development, and marketing. We believe even 18 year olds can work alongside us like regular team members. Many of our interns have extended their internships, completed multiple internships, or joined…