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Petra Hofer

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Articles by Petra Hofer

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Onboarding
By: Petra Hofer

When I joined eBay 12 years ago, the way I learned the ropes was easy: all the engineers sat together in what was basically a very large conference room, and all I had to do was walk up to the guy or girl whose initials were on a piece of code and ask him or her what’s what.

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CloudCamp Silicon Valley at eBay
By: Petra Hofer

CloudCamp is an unconference (a participant-driven meeting) where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas.

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ACM article on automated usability testing
By: Petra Hofer

A while ago, eBay announced that it entered a partnership with the National Federation of the Blind to provide visually impaired Americans with new entrepreneurial opportunities – you might have caught the interview with Jonas Klink, Sr.

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Fun with auto-complete
By: Petra Hofer

Some web search engines use auto-complete to suggest queries or even results after users start typing in the search box.

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eBay at QCon San Francisco 2010
By: Petra Hofer

QCon, the Annual International Software Development Conference, is taking place next week in San Francisco.

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