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Joel Spolsky, Stack Exchange CEO and Co-Founder, Talks at Factual on How to Have Nice Things

Friday afternoons are a special time at Factual, not just because it’s getting close to the weekend. Each Friday, the company provides a catered lunch in our HQ office in Los Angeles (at our satellite offices, teams go out together for a sponsored lunch). While the entire office eats and socializes (which in and of itself...

Factualites Help Out At Local Webslam

On April 12, Factual’s own Ben, Eric, Melanie, Molly, and Morgan headed to Los Angeles Trade Tech College to volunteer at the YouthBuild Charter School of California’s first ever WebSlam. The event, part of the school’s “STEM Initiative,” gave students the opportunity to implement newly learned CSS and HTML skills to create websites from scratch for...

Our New Office in Shanghai

Our Shanghai office recently moved into new space, so we thought we’d share some information and pictures. We currently have 12 people in Shanghai, mostly engineers, and they were wall-to-wall at the old office. We’ve more than doubled our usable space in the new office and can easily accommodate 24 people. With our active recruiting pipeline...

Advice I’d Send Myself Before Starting My Machine Learning Internship at Factual

I spent this summer as a Data Specialist Intern at Factual, and was tasked with improving our Global Places categorization. Factual employs a wide variety of strategies at every stage of its data pipeline, and categorization is just one part of that. To clarify, every Factual Place belongs to one category from our 400+ node taxonomy....

Coding on the Walls in Our New Office!

It’s been a busy couple weeks for us here at Factual. Right on the heels of our Series A funding announcement (not to mention the holiday season), Team Factual packed up shop and moved into our new headquarters in the heart of Century City. It’s a lot more spacious than our previous digs, and our amazing...