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How to Increase Virality with Actionable Content Analytics

Anyone who creates content will probably recognize the traditional lifecycle of a blog post: Write a post. Publish and share with your online networks. Sit back and hope for the best. This passive approach will help get you started, but actively tracking certain key metrics and adjusting your promotion strategy in real time can make […]

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Meta-Analysis: Analyzing the Efficiency of Our Analysts

This is a guest post written by Chris Rothe, VP of Engineering at Red Canary Data plays a pretty important role for us at Red Canary. Being a cyber-security company, we monitor hundreds of millions of events every day in search of potential cyber threats to businesses around the world. Data drives everything from growth […]

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Is it a millennials thing?

Earlier this month I published a very personal piece on our company blog, an internal memo I wrote to my entire team. I got a ton of great feedback on it, literally hundreds of comments and retweets and upvotes. But there were a few detractors. They couldn’t understand why I would publish something where I […]

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Updating Keen’s API Status Codes

This week we’re pleased to ship some small changes to make our API responses a bit more precise when a problem is encountered. We’re doing this by changing a few of our HTTP status codes. We’ve gone over our SDKs to verify everything will continue to behave as expected, but we wanted to be sure […]

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Introducing Saved and Cached Queries

We’ve been working hard to bring you some new features in the Data Explorer. We’re super excited to announce TWO exciting new features today, Saved Queries and Cached Queries. Check out these new features! Saved Queries Saved queries are a super user-friendly way to revisit your favorite metrics. Rather than entering the same query parameters […]

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Announcing a Particle Integration

Today we’re excited to announce that we have an integration with Particle! We’re big fans (and users) of Particle’s IoT platform. Just like Keen IO replaces your analytics backend, or Stripe facilitates your billing, Particle does all the heavy lifting for your connected devices infrastructure. Don’t you love how APIs are making it easier than ever to build […]

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New status page metrics

Devin, one of our platform engineers, recently made a change to our Keen IO Status page. He sent out a great email to the rest of the Keen IO team with a detailed explanation of how and why. Since this was a new user-facing metric, I wanted to share this with the users since it […]

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So You’ve Decided to Build Analytics In-House

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and build an in-house analytics system for your company. Maybe you’ve outgrown Google Analytics and Mixpanel, or maybe you’re an early-stage business with unique analytics needs that can’t be solved by existing software. Whatever your reasons, you’ve probably started to write up some requirements, fired up an IDE, […]

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DataViz Show and Tell

Thank you to everyone who listened, shared, and asked questions at our first Data Visualization Show and Tell. We learned a lot and had tons of fun. We hope you did too. A big thank you to our speakers: Keen.Dataset, Dustin Larimer Drafting and Experimenting with Data to create a Final Visualization, Will Johnson Your […]

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Announcing New Docs for Keen IO

We’re excited to announce the release of our new Keen API Documentation. We’ve updated both the content and design of our documentation to make it even easier for you to use the Keen API for collecting, querying, and visualizing your data. Our new documentation includes: API Reference: Look up all API resources here in our […]

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How I Visualize My Time Spent Programming

This is a guest post by Alan Hamlett, CTO of WakaTime.* As a developer and CTO, I’m always looking for new ways to visualize my effectiveness as a programmer. I want to track things like “What was my most productive day of the week?” “What programming languages have I used the most?” “What files do […]

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We have a changelog!

Hey Keen-folk! I’ve been giving weekly updates in our developer group about work we’ve completed at Keen to keep everyone informed. This week I’m shifting things up a bit and giving everyone a link to a more thorough and awesome changelog. Keen Changelog — April 24th, 2015 This week we’re joined by our Platform team, who works […]

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Searching for a Better Way to Do On-Call Rotations

The other day, Cory (one of our platform infrastructure engineers) sent out a company-wide email about how Keen’s Platform and Middleware Teams were trying to make on-call more manageable. It was a really interesting glimpse into the challenges of ensuring round-the-clock reliability, while also maintaining healthy personal relationships and some degree of sanity. I thought […]

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Lessons from a failed YC pitch with Paul Graham

Last week, Kyle Wild and I sat down to talk about one of our favorite topics: failure. Our friend Alan had given us the idea. He said it could be interesting to hear people with some degree of objective success talk about the times they had failed. He thought it could help new people coming […]