Nerd Culture

Lessons from the Supercool Tech Superwoman Summit

The inaugural Tech Superwomen Summit (#TSWS15) in San Francisco last week was an inspirational event that drew more than 400 students, developers, business executives, and policy makers—including a 10-year-old girl named Ava. New Relic was a proud sponsor and exhibitor at the event, and I’d like to share some of my impressions. Women’s mobility in…

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New Relic SFO and PDX Offices Battle it Out at Game Night

No one could ever say that New Relic employees aren’t down for a good time. From dodge ball tournaments, graffiti team-building workshops, to monthly themed happy hours, New Relic events are always high energy and a ton of fun. Sprinkle in a little competitive spirit, a Wii console, projector screen, and board games, and you’ve…

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New Relic Turns to Graffiti for Creative Team Building

Despite what it may seem like sometimes, up-and-coming software companies haven’t cornered the market on creativity. In fact, creativity often springs from the most unusual places. So when the marketing team here at New Relic went looking for a team-building, creativity-sparking exercise, we ended up a bit outside the standard software startup world. Specifically, we…

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Steve Blank’s Lean Startup: Not Just for Startups Anymore

Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur, professor of entrepreneurship, and author of the seminal book that launched the Lean Startup movement, has long fought to change the mentality of software startups and other entrepreneurial businesses. He’s succeeded—Lean Startup is now not only a commonly accepted entrepreneurial strategy, it’s taught at more than 100 colleges and universities. But…

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Meet Our Data Nerds: VolunteerMatch on Using Data to Do Good

At its core, VolunteerMatch connects good people with good causes. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. In fact, the service welcomes millions of visitors a year and more than 98,000 nonprofit organizations. According to this week’s data nerd Greg…

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When New Relic Says “Data Helps,” We’re Saying It Right

“It’s about time to start the meeting. Here are the agenda. Bob brought in some cappuccini in case anyone needs a little caffeine. Thanks, Bob.” “You’re welcome, Jeannine. Say, did anyone notice the graffito on the front of the building on your way in?” The scenarios above sound ridiculous, don’t they? The reason they sound…

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