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If You Aren’t Laughing At Work, Quit.

Hard days happen. Hell, at a start-up, hard weeks and hard months happen. But no matter what type of week you’re...

5 Virtual Interview Tips From Merit’s Talent Acquisition Team

It’s become clear that life won’t be going back to normal as soon as we’d hoped. With COVID-19 cases spiking all...

Spotting the Truth in a World of Lies

We expect white lies in our everyday lives and have become accustomed to not necessarily believing everything we hear....

Take Your Team Offsite With 5 Simple Steps

I'm a senior engineer at Merit, a software company initially based in the San Francisco Bay Area but now 100% remote. 

Merit Values in Engineering

At Merit, we live a set of company values that we believe in. We use them to remind ourselves to hold ourselves to a...

How Merit Embraced a DevOps Culture

In the last decade, there hasn't been a bigger or more misunderstood buzzword in the development and operations worlds...

Why Mental Health Days Should Be an Ongoing Conversation at Work — and Making it Happen While We Work From Home

We’re all trying to adapt to the new world we live in. The COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place orders affect...

Our Favorite Reads During Shelter-in-Place

As cities around the country extend their Shelter-in-Place order due to COVID-19, everyone is in need of new ways to...

Effective Remote Pair Programming (Part 1)

Pair programming is a software development technique where two programmers work together at one workstation. It’s a...

Effective Remote Pair Programming (Part 2)

After honing in on the basics of what makes a usual pair programming session run smoothly (as mentioned in Part 1),...

Camp Merit: How We Planned A Virtual Camp

It’s a Merit tradition to host an annual camping trip for our employees. With COVID-19 cases still rising around the...

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Leader of nation’s largest disaster program joining Merit to spearhead emergency services team

Chris Walker, former Senior Vice President of WSP's Emergency Management division, has joined Merit as the President of...

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Merit Raises $50M to Expand into New Industries and Use Cases

Today Merit announced that the company has raised $50M in Series B funding, bringing the total raised to date to $80M....

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Memorable Merit Moments of 2021

Our Best Wishes!

The entire Merit Team would like to wish our partners and friends the happiest of Holiday Seasons. As...

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Strategic Data Across the Emergency Management Stages: How Rescuing Three Astronauts Can Teach You to Respond to Disasters

The two-inch accident

One morning in May 1969, a technician dropped a liquid oxygen tank from a height of two inches....

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Camp Merit: How We Planned A Virtual Camp

It’s a Merit tradition to host an annual camping trip for our employees. With COVID-19 cases still rising around the...

2 min read

Effective Remote Pair Programming (Part 2)

After honing in on the basics of what makes a usual pair programming session run smoothly (as mentioned in Part 1),...

3 min read

Effective Remote Pair Programming (Part 1)

Pair programming is a software development technique where two programmers work together at one workstation. It’s a...

5 min read

How Merit Embraced a DevOps Culture

In the last decade, there hasn't been a bigger or more misunderstood buzzword in the development and operations worlds...

1 min read

Unlock Your Highest Potential with Merit Opportunities

Since mid-March, the country has been in a state of emergency. With this drastic declaration, millions have lost...

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Merit and Credential Engine Partner to Expand Nationwide Credential Ecosystem

 Integrating verified identity and credential registry platforms facilitates a transparent nationwide credential...

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How to Showcase Your Offers with Merit Opportunities

Since 2016, Merit has enabled thousands of organizations to issue merits to people. These merits span all kinds of...

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Our Favorite Reads During Shelter-in-Place

As cities around the country extend their Shelter-in-Place order due to COVID-19, everyone is in need of new ways to...