Mom, I’m going to build governance software when I grow up!

Said no kid ever. But hold on, don’t let your eyes gloss over so fast—our work is undeniably interesting, once you just scratch the surface. The problems are complex and multifarious, but finding solutions is exciting and satisfying. Of the agile mindset, we deploy new code weekly. Here at Build ACL, we hope to give you a glimpse inside our doors. So, let’s solve these problems and build it better.

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Peek behind the curtainBuild Blog

Our team does some pretty impressive stuff. When we get the time, we like to share some of the lessons we've learned with each other and the community at large.

Hey SparkSQL, What’s the Average Date?

Apache Spark is one of the leading open source analytics frameworks, but it can’t do everything. In this blog post, we’ll look at a few different approaches to computing the average of date-typed data...

Making a Strategic Career Move

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you h...

The Most Valuable Thing in a Relationship

Final rope check by our CEO, Laurie Schultz, before rappelling down

It has been quite awhile since I wrote a post on our blog. My role with the team has changed several times ever since. I will write a...

Understanding the types of disabilities to build empathy

Accessibility is a vast topic that has a lot of misconceptions. When people hear the word “accessibility”, the first things that come to mind are colour blindness, assistive technology (screen readers...

Learning to build accessible software at ACL

I’ve worked at a lot of companies and ACL is the first one where I didn’t feel like I was alone in my desire to build accessible software. My journey with accessibility at ACL started when my UX Manag...

How I Test Software at ACL Today

Software testing processes at ACL have gone through significant evolution over the past few years. In this blog post, I will share some key points I have learned from that journey by discussing:

  1. Histor...

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The bleeding edge of the web & mobileHow We Build

We are a polyglot shop building a Governance Platform that is deployed across the web, iOS, Android, and Windows desktop, which means we have lots of opportunities to explore the latest technologies.

New languages, ideas and tools spread through our team not because they are mandated but because they improve our ability to deliver incredible value. We believe innovation breakthroughs come from experimentation and not being afraid to take risks and fail. One of our company values is Disruptive Innovation and we are not afraid to disrupt ourselves.

Some cool tools & technologies that we build with include:

react rails ruby nodejs scala java phoenix aws docker terraform postgresql mongodb angular gopher apple ios android dotnet visualstudio

Tooting our own hornKind of a big deal

We love our customers, and realize that their work is weighty. We love that ~90% of the Fortune 500 and organizations in 140+ countries trust us to build their software.

Our vision is to see our customers become the most sought-after professionals in their organization. It is our job to make software that transforms them into the ROCK STARS they deserve to be.

Here are some of our 7,000+ customer organizations:

We've got spirit yes we do#ACLSpirit

Being at ACL means working in an awesome location surrounded by great restaurants, a rooftop patio for summer BBQs, and free beer club on Friday's in our 7th floor lounge. Take a break from solving problems with a game of pool, darts or foosball. If you are a gamer, we have XBox One, PS4 and Wii along with groups playing online games. Our social group organizes regular events and a few times a year we throw big parties to celebrate our accomplishments. We love to have fun and past events included a trip for the entire team to Whistler and renting out an old steel works mill for a huge launch party.

Celebrating being named one of #canadastop100 Employers! #aclspirit #buildacl

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