Microservices and Crystal Balls: Gilt Goes to the Atlassian Summit

HBC Tech SEP 5, 2014

The Atlassian Summit is probably the top conference worldwide for project managers, program managers and anyone else who spends a lot of time thinking about agile development–and Gilt will be there! Gilt Senior Director, Program Management Office Heather Fleming and Director of Program Management Justin Riservato will share their talk “Beyond the Crystal Ball–The Agile PMO” on the second day of the conference, which takes place September 9-11 in San...

Gilt CEO Michelle Peluso Is SmartCEO's Cover Story for Sept/Oct 2014

HBC Tech SEP 4, 2014

Learn more about Gilt CEO Michelle Peluso–and about Gilt–in the latest edition of SmartCEO! In Marie Griffin’s article, “Burnishing Gilt,” Michelle shares her thoughts on our flash-sale business model, the role curation plays in producing amazing experiences for our customers, and our continuous efforts to connect Gilt’s users with the best brands. Here’s Michelle on the cover:

#gilttech Celebrates #wear-white-after-labor-day Day

HBC Tech SEP 2, 2014

The Gilt tech team abstained from spaghetti and chocolate ice cream to join forces against the outdated fashion rule about not wearing white after Labor Day. Nobody accepted this author’s offer to dress as Princess Leia or the Abominable Snowman, but Senior Software Engineer Michael Chimirev pretty much won the day with his ensemble:

Check out Gilt's Cool New Office Space in Dublin!

HBC Tech AUG 29, 2014

This week the Gilt team in Dublin, Ireland moved to a new space in Dublin 4. Everyone’s settling in nicely, and we’ve already had a party to celebrate the move! “As you come through our front door, you are greeted with a large meetup/hangout space and a well-equipped open plan kitchen, perfect for getting everyone together,” says Senior Program Manager Deirdre O'Brien of the new space. “The general office area...

Scenes From Gilt's Free Go Class

HBC Tech AUG 27, 2014

On Friday, Gilt hosted a free day of instruction in Go–the latest NYC installment of our free tech course series. Leading the class was BoardRounds Co-Founder/CTO Aditya Mukerjee, who covered Go basics and highlighted the language’s advantages. Here’s Aditya in action: Friday’s class had great turnout from our own team–here are Scott Thompson and Will Chiong from #gilttech personalization, and Paolo Lim from the Gilt City team: There are four...

Welcome, Natalia Bartol!

HBC Tech AUG 26, 2014

Gilt says “dzień dobry” to Natalia Bartol, who recently joined our engineering in team in Dublin, Ireland! Natalia is a passionate software engineer and open source contributor who will work on continuous delivery at Gilt. Originally from Poland, she moved to Dublin nearly four years ago and has been getting used to Irish weather ever since. “I eventually fell in love with the taste of Guinness and even started to...

An Intro to Swift (Slideshow)

HBC Tech AUG 25, 2014

Here are the slides from Gilt Senior Software Engineer Yoshi Sugawara’s talk last week in Honolulu, Hawaii. Enjoy!

Modularity and the iOS Status Bar Network Indicator

HBC Tech AUG 25, 2014

Rules for Best Practice Email Design: Coding Practices

HBC Tech AUG 22, 2014

Sitepoint has just published the third installment of Gilt Email Build Specialist/Front-end Developer Lauren Ribando’s informative “best practice email design series.” This time around, Lauren gives us tips on coding practices–from avoiding CSS shorthand to slicing images. Go here to read her full article.

Welcome, Mackenzie Nicholson!

HBC Tech AUG 21, 2014

Terve, aloha, and nǐ hǎo are just a few ways the #gilttech and #giltpmo teams would like to welcome Mackenzie Nicholson, the newest business systems manager to join our Program Management Organization! This global citizen was born in Napa Valley, grew up in Hawaii, went to high school in Seattle, attended college in Chicago and New York, and spent a year living in Helsinki running her own American-style baked goods company while...

Gilt Presents at the Appium Roadshow (Slideshow)

HBC Tech AUG 21, 2014

Earlier this summer our friends at Sauce Labs released Appium 1.0, which the Gilt Mobile team has been using to automate our mobile testing efforts. Not long after its release, Gilt Senior Software Engineer Matt Isaacs wrote a blog post for for Sauce Labs highlighting Appium’s advantages and where it still falls a bit short. Yesterday (August 20) Matt joined representatives from Sharecare, Softcrylic and other Appium-using companies at Sauce...

Gilt CIO Steve Jacobs Featured on NJ Tech Weekly

HBC Tech AUG 21, 2014

Last month Gilt CIO crossed the Hudson River to present a talk for the NJ Tech Meetup, the largest tech community in the Garden State. Steve’s talk focused on creating emotional connections with customers, and how Gilt constantly innovates to strengthen and maintain those connections. NJ Tech Weekly was there, and have just published an article on Steve’s presentation! Go here to check it out. As an added bonus, here’s...

Tonight in Honolulu: Gilt Presents an Intro to Swift

HBC Tech AUG 20, 2014

By day, Senior Software Engineer Yoshi Sugawara works on Gilt’s Personalization team. By night–or at least tonight–he presents on Swift! As the featured speaker of the Organization for the Understanding of Dynamic Languages’ August meetup, Yoshi will deliver a Swift primer and answer questions. Regular readers of this blog are likely to expect meetups we announce here to take place either in NYC, Dublin (Ireland, not Ohio) or (to a...

Introducing Gilt Japan’s All-New iPhone App

HBC Tech AUG 19, 2014

By Gilt Director of Mobile Product Christopher Gonzalez

Gilt Featured at the Atlassian UG's Anniversary Bash + Summit Preview

HBC Tech AUG 19, 2014

New York City’s Atlassian User Group is celebrating their one-year anniversary with a (undoubtedly well-organized!) big party for the project and program management set, and we’re proud to say that Gilt Tech is going to be a part of the festivities! Gilt Senior Director, PMO Heather Fleming will present “Beyond the Crystal Ball: The Agile PMO” in advance of her appearance in September (along with Gilt Director of Program Management...

Rules for Best Practice Email Design: Content

HBC Tech AUG 18, 2014

Born to Be Wild (About Data)

HBC Tech AUG 15, 2014

Here’s Gilt Director of Data Engineering Geoff Guerdat earlier this week at motorcycle school in New Jersey. Geoff’s an experienced rider, but he wanted some extra training to improve his skills.

Summer-Interning with Gilt's Program Management Organization

HBC Tech AUG 14, 2014

Handling Changes to Your Server-Side Data Model (Slideshow)

HBC Tech AUG 13, 2014

If you had to miss Monday’s iOSoho Developer’s Symposium with Gilt Principal Software Engineer Evan Coyne Maloney, no worries: here are the slides. More about Mockingbird to come soon!

Meet a Gilt Technologist: George Chien, Lead Business Intelligence Engineer

HBC Tech AUG 13, 2014

If you’re a Business Intelligence Engineer, we’d like to hear about your favorite tools and methodologies. Email us at lapple at gilt dot com. Hello, George! Tell us a bit about how you arrived at Gilt. I got here in 2012 after working in business intelligence at Everyday Health, MTV/Viacom, and Hewlett-Packard, and before that I went to school at Cornell. How have things changed since the early days? When...

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