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Exploring the Benefits of Blockchain


Blockchains and distributed ledger technology have been big buzzwords in recent years, but when you look closely at this technology, you can see that it is really just a new tool to solve a long-standing challenge: ensuring multiparty trust across enterprises doing business together. Distributed ledgers backed by a blockchain can help partners achieve consensus on multiparty transactions while adding transparency and speeding up transactions, thereby taking costs out of the system and achieving better outcomes for participating organizations and their stakeholders.

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A Five-Step Model for Better Analytics


Two of the biggest obstacles standing in the way of optimal data analytics are nearly impossible to avoid: not everyone uses the same methods and not everyone thinks the same way. Sometimes we get too involved with our own data, or the potential impact our analysis can make, before understanding some foundational requirements that are needed.

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Leveling Up Together - Synchronizing Mixed Experience Teams


As engineering leaders, we constantly face the challenge of exciting our teams to share their experiences with each other in a way that encourages mutual growth. It requires dedication, discipline, and, most important of all, communication. Fostering and encouraging constant communication and dialogue among team members is not always easy, and finding ways to do so can make this process a lot more difficult than most people would suspect.

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Kotlin Multiplatform Library for Android and iOS


Using Kotlin Multiplatform to create a cross-platform library for both Android and iOS

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Target's Approach to Agile Featured in MIT Sloan Management Review


An Agile Coach at Target reflects on "Agile is Not Enough" article that highlights the approach and progress Target has made on its Agile Journey.

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Target Finds Cross-Site Scripting in Microsoft SharePoint


Work by Target's Security Testing Services leads Microsoft to fixing a flaw in SharePoint that allowed attackers to execute malicious code in victims' browsers by simply sending them an email

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GoAlert - Your Future Open Source, On-Call Notification Product


Your tech runs 24/7, but you don't. GoAlert allows engineers to get mobile notifications on critical alerts without having to constantly watch dashboards or work queues.

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TWIST EPIC Hack-a-thon


Target Women in Science & Technology is on a mission to engage and advance women in technology by teaching them valuable skills and giving them opportunities to meet successful women in STEM so that they can imagine that future for themselves

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Ɔhaos Ǝnginǝǝring @ Target - Part 1


What is Chaos Engineering? How does Target use it to build resilient systems?

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Graph Data Modeling - Asking the Right Questions


An exploration into Graph Database Modeling which examines the first graph problem, and applies the lessons learned to real-world applications.

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Design an Enterprise Library for React Components - Part 1 - Core Decisions


We will share the pros and cons our team weighed when designing, creating and publishing reusable React components.

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Power Detection


Target’s Cyber Fusion Center has an innovative perspective on how to detect when hackers use malicious hardware

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Spring Boot Service-to-Service Communication


Spring Feign Client enables service-to-service communication while reducing development time and risk for technical debt.

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Introducing matrixprofile-ts, a Python Library for Detecting Patterns and Anomalies in Massive Datasets


Matrix Profile is a fast and powerful new tool for detecting anomalies and patterns in time-series data

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Engineer-Driven Tech Experience Works to Break Barriers for Diverse Students


Target engineers create an event for local high school students to inspire them to consider a future in tech

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How to Read the Internet (Effectively)


Learn to stay on the cutting edge of data science with just a few minutes of reading per day!

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Systematic Learning Matters (for Engineers)


The payoff of learning to learn

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Presenting CodeRED Hack


Target's daylong hackathon energizes engineers and fosters innovation

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Flottbot - Creating Simple Chatbots in Seconds, Not Days


Target's chatbot framework for automating tasks and other fun things.

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Forging a Path for New Engineering Managers with eMIP


Target's new leadership program is already making a big impact on both emerging engineering managers and the technology organization as a whole.

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Data Streaming Using Apache Flink and Apache Ignite


Build a data streaming application using Apache Flink and Apache Ignite.

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Announcing Opstoberfest


Rethinking the future of enterprise operations and support

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Shepherding a Culture Change


It takes a village to build an engineering culture, but the ROI is worth it.

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A Dojo Story


How one engineering team leveraged Target's Dojo in its plan for peak readiness

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Leveraging a Learning Culture for Certificate Management


How Target took a fresh look at managing digital certificates through the lens of our learning culture

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Building the Ubiquitous Tech Experience: Empowering America’s Easiest Place to Shop


Tom Kadlec, Target's senior vice president of infrastructure and operations, shares highlights from his talks at Google Cloud Next 2018.

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Running Cassandra in Kubernetes Across 1,800 Stores


Across 1,800 stores, we're running a Cassandra cluster inside Kubernetes. This post describes how we deploy, automate and manage this.

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Transforming Engineers into Innovators


Target engineers share how they leverage cloud technology to spark innovation at Google Cloud Next 2018

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TWIST Summer Job Shadow Event


Target hosts high school students for a unique opportunity to gain professional insight on technical careers.

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Building an Engineering Culture


Target’s Joel Crabb on Building an Engineering Culture

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Genesys Works


How Target's partnerships help build the workforce of tomorrow

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Got Innovation?


Making time for innovation while delivering product

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Iterative Data Science


Best practices for data science to facilitate more effective product development

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Meet Target’s Stores Deployment Interface that Realizes Distributed Edge Computing at Retail Scale


Dubbed ‘Unimatrix,’ the new platform enables unprecedented speed, ease and flexibility for continuously delivering software to our more than 1,800 stores.

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Recommending GoLang at Target


Collaborating on the future of technology

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The Open Source Buzz on Port Authority


Taking our API-driven container security service beyond our walls for all security practitioners to use!

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Open Sourcing Automation At Target


Target's Operations Automation Engine released as FOSS!

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Leveraging Log Streaming to Build the Best Dashboards, Ever


Using Fastly's log streaming to build out logs, metrics, dashboards, and alerts.

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Using Open Source Jenkins at scale


Our experiences creating a Jenkins Master cluster on top of Docker Swarm

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REDstack


Hadoop Clusters as a Service

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K8Guard


The guardian angel for Kubernetes.

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Hadoop Rolling Upgrades


Shooting for 99.99% Uptime

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Distributed Troubleshooting


Troubleshooting distributed issues across big data environments

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Win the cloud with Winnaker!


Announcing open sourcing Winnaker an audit tool for Spinnaker

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(Data) Science or Witchcraft?


Demystifying Data Science and Engineering

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Bare Metal Big Data Builds


Using Ironic, Chef and Ambari to Automate Hadoop Data Node Builds

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Real-time Big Data at Target


Target's open source approach to building data pipelines

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The Dojo


Target's unique approach to building new technology muscles more quickly

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Modernizing our IT Environment at Target


Through a new approach to technology and IT culture

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Robotics Analytics @ Target


Utilizing machine data from robots to provide data driven insights and decisions

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Target DevOps Days In Pictures


DevOps Days Photos

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Outage Resolution Through Automation


Using Chef, GitHub, and Test Kitchen to quickly restore service after an outage

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Target FlashBuilds


Crushing business problems with: One part flash mob, one part scrum, one part hackathon ... all to iterate to awesome

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Target Joins the W3C


Collaborating on the future of technology

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Automating Cassandra


Cassandra + Jenkins + Chef

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Peak performance


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