Procore Sponsors and Attends the Grace Hopper Conference

Last week, Procore sponsored the Grace Hopper Conference and gave developers from Research and Development the opportunity to attend. Twenty-five of them decided to go and promote Women in Construction, Women in Engineering, and Diversity & Inclusion. The Grace Hopper Conference is the world's largest gathering of women technologists featuring speakers like Melinda Gates, founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, as well as Dr. Fei-Fei Li, the Chief Scientist at Google Cloud. The event is designed to bring women together from across the globe who are involved in technology––a male-dominated industry––in order to encourage the sharing... Read More

Transforming Data Into Insight

This article was originally published on Procore's corporate blog. Construction is changing. While paper and pencils may seem pervasive in the industry, their days are numbered as new forms of technology make capturing, reporting and managing information much easier. But evolution brings a new set of challenges to the table, namely collecting, managing and analyzing all this newly acquired data. The scale of this challenge is even more astounding when you consider the wide range of sources for data these days. Excel and accounting systems aren’t the only culprits when it comes to generating masses of data. This scale... Read More

Improving Essential Workflows in a Legacy Code Base

Procore provides a suite of project management tools for teams collaborating to build large-scale construction projects. The tools allow our customers to share access to critical items like documents, scheduling systems, and data. We offer a native iOS app for our customers to access their documents from iPhones and iPads. One of the most important documents they need access to are Drawings (also called blueprints or plans). Over the last few weeks we’ve been focused on enhancing the performance of our Drawings tool to provide a great experience to our customers navigating through thousands of Drawings. When we first... Read More

Our Road to Rising Up: Procore attends Women Who Code

Women Who Code Connect 2017, recently held its 2nd annual conference at the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Women Who Code is an international non-profit committed to inspiring women to succeed in tech careers. The nonprofit has chapters all over the world dedicated to supporting and connecting women in technology. The organization also focuses on helping to improve the low rates of computing jobs held by women and reduce the high rates with which women leave these jobs midway through their careers. For more information about their work you can look here. The Connect conference, which took place April 29,... Read More

Migrating Databases with Rails at Scale

At Procore, PostgreSQL is our workhorse. The nature of our product - a very large suite of enterprise business management tools for the construction industry - requires a fully normalized relational database with over 600 tables, and we keep adding more. Our traffic peaks predictably every weekday morning as an average of 80,000 construction industry professionals log in and use Procore throughout their day. It's not unusual for our database to perform 35,000 transactions / second and scan 20,000,000 rows a second sustainedly for several hours every morning. At the same time, our engineering team is hard... Read More