Announcing the Platform Smells Playbook: Diagnose and fix common problems with your technology platform

June 13, 2023

At Ad Hoc, we believe that shared technology platforms are often a critical part of government digital modernization efforts.

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Introducing Ad Hoc’s Groundwork Delivery Platform

June 12, 2023

Government agencies are increasingly looking to innovate in ways that can help them quickly deliver high-quality, secure digital services to the public. But they often face challenges in building and deploying their user-facing applications efficiently.

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Using open-source LLMs to optimize government data

June 07, 2023

Companies have been developing and using artificial intelligence (AI) for decades. But we’ve seen exponential growth since OpenAI released their version of a large language model (LLM), ChatGPT, in 2022.

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Creating a platform for employee-internal apps with GCP

May 31, 2023

At Ad Hoc, we’re big fans of making the right thing the easy thing for developers. That applies to our internal apps as much as it applies to customer-facing projects.

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Ad Hoc co-founders named finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year award

May 15, 2023

Recently, Ad Hoc’s co-founders, CEO Greg Gershman and CTO Paul Smith, were named among the Mid-Atlantic finalists for EY’s 37th annual Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

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Introducing the Research Thinking Field Guide

May 08, 2023

Fundamentally, research is about helping people make better decisions, and it should be an integral part of how any team develops products and services.

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Why new software and new people aren’t enough to transform your customer experience

May 03, 2023

This shift, from prioritizing an organization’s needs to making the customer’s overall experience the driving force, is an incredible opportunity to positively transform people’s trust in the government.

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Using performance testing to build resilient, accessible systems for all

April 19, 2023

A well-maintained, 10-year-old car will work fine to get you from A to B. A well-maintained bike will probably last even longer than the car. A 45-year-old landline phone can still receive and place calls. But what happens if you try to access a web page using a 3-year-old smartphone? How about a 5 or even a 10-year-old one?

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Engage developers for better platform adoption

April 12, 2023

You already know that a well-adopted, well-built technical platform can speed application delivery, allow for increased security, and embed compliance and brand standards across applications — if developers will adopt it.

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Eleanor Desai named WashingtonExec 2023 Chief Officer Awards finalist

April 06, 2023

One of Ad Hoc’s core values is to cultivate great teams. We’ve brought together people from across the country who want to focus their time and talents helping our customers provide positive, efficient experiences for the public they serve.

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Making your platform useful to developers

April 05, 2023

A technology platform can dramatically improve the delivery of government digital services — if developers will actually use it.

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Achieving greater impact for Veterans with the Veterans Experience Center

March 15, 2023

Veterans have always played a critical role in how we research and help design products for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Veteran community.

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