#gilttech Celebrates #wear-white-after-labor-day Day
The Gilt tech team abstained from spaghetti and chocolate ice cream to join forces against the outdated fashion rule about not wearing white after Labor Day.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!
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
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!
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)
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
Rules for Best Practice Email Design: Coding Practices
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!
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)
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
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
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
By Gilt Director of Mobile Product Christopher Gonzalez
Gilt Featured at the Atlassian UG's Anniversary Bash + Summit Preview
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
Born to Be Wild (About Data)
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
Handling Changes to Your Server-Side Data Model (Slideshow)
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
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...
"The Immutable Stack"--David Nolen Speaks at Gilt
The #gilttech team is super-excited to welcome David Nolen to 2 Park on August 27! David is one of ClojureScript’s main contributors, a developer at Cognitect, one of the developers behind the Brooklyn-based workshop Kitchen Table Coders, a musician, and a frequent speaker at conferences nationwide (he’ll be at GOTO Copenhagen and GOTO Aarhus). His topic for the night will be “The Immutable Stack”: In the Clojure world, we have...
Our Next Free Course at Gilt (Dublin): Machine Learning
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of Gilt’s personal sales, our Dublin office is hosting a free machine learning course taught by University College Dublin professor Pádraig Cunningham! This four-hour course will cover concepts in supervised machine learning and predictive analytics, including linear and logistic regression and techniques for automated prediction and recommendation engines. The material to be covered is quite technical but should be accessible to anyone with good quantitative...