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The Coding Interview

Note: this part is part two of our series on doing your best in interviews. Part one: “How to Rock an Algorithms Interview”. Here at Palantir algorithms are important, but code is our lifeblood. We live and die by the quality of the code we ship. It’s no surprise, then, that coding ability is what [...]

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The Hedgehog Programming Language

One thing about being a developer on the Palantir Finance product that doesn’t get nearly enough publicity is the fact that we have our own programming language. I’m pretty excited about it so let me repeat, with emphasis: we have our own programming language. Yeah, it’s awesome. All those late hours you spent in the [...]

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Help! Is there a doctor in the network???

Cyber security is a hot topic, especially in national security circles. The world has witnessed a number of high-profile incidents in the past two years that have been notable for sharing three very important aspects: they were targeted attacks, carried out against specific institutions they were politically motivated, and, inconclusively, appear to be state-sponsored they [...]

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In the spirit of the season: The Family Giving Tree

Palantir is an intense place to work. There are people here around the clock (since developers set their own schedules) and folks and equipment arriving and leaving all the time. We’re a very focused bunch, trying to change the world as fast as we can by creating a whole new class of tools. However, we’re [...]

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Palantir in the wild: Palantir Government Conference

On Oct. 9th, Palantir hosted our quarterly Government Conference in the DC area. The idea was to bring together customers of Palantir Government from across the defense and intelligence community to create a forum for them to: Talk candidly about their experiences using Palantir Discuss the many different domains they apply our technology against, everything [...]

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Palantir: so what is it you guys do?

I often ask candidates if they’re familiar with what we do at Palantir. Most people think they are. “Oh, you’re that data viz. company,” or, worse, “You guys do data mining, right?” At least they’ve heard of us and at least they’re on the right track, but I cringe anyway. We aren’t just a “data [...]

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