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RealSelf Opens Doors for Seattle Tech Startup Week

RealSelf recently helped host a week-long extravaganza of Tech Startup Open Houses. From August 17 to 24, we and 11 other companies opened our doors to people interested in learning more about Seattle’s startup…

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#BestTeamEver

Not much else needs to be said… awesome that @realself is named a best place to work in Washington by @PSBJ http://t.co/b2TbXNd9z9 #BestTeamEver pic.twitter.com/YyDme4gUzk — Tom Seery (@seery) June 16,…

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Let’s Talk About Debt

photo courtesy of flickr user f-r-a-n-k When we’re talking about what we’ve done, are going to do or haven’t done, one phrase inevitably comes up: “technical debt.” Scott, our VP…

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Optimizing Slim Routing

PHP is a general purpose programming language–but it acts a little differently than most (Ruby, Java, etc.) when used as a plugin to your web server. A Ruby on Rails…

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Defining the Damn Data

As a UX designer here at RealSelf, I collaborate with a larger team of product managers, developers, other designers and analysts (among others) to help create the best possible product…

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Tom Seery, RealSelf CEO, Talks Creative Culture at IN-NW

Our CEO, Tom Seery, joined an impressive lineup onstage at the recent IN-NW: Digital Innovation + Leadership Conference. Moderated by Hanson Hosein, Director of Communication Leadership at UW CommLead, the panel…

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How It Took Working at RealSelf For Me to Use My Journalism Degree

Elisabeth Kramer, Web Content Writer There’s a look people get when I tell them what I do for a living. It’s like they’ve swallowed something sour or bitten into a…

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Riding the Trend

Saw this in Ad Age, which captures how RealSelf is aligned with the shift away from generic web content farms to niche social communities : The internet is a content-serving…

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RealSelf Fits Squarely in Rich Barton’s Power to the People Thesis

Rich Barton is one of our early investors, and long-term board members, who has a consistent and inspiring investment thesis. He supports startups, like RealSelf, that bring much needed transparency to a…

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From Boob Job to Dream Job

When I first walked into the RealSelf office, I was impressed with the full-sized cabaret-style lighted sign in the lobby spelling out CONFIDENCE.  Wow – this office is cool!  The furniture…

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