"The Immutable Stack"--David Nolen Speaks at Gilt

HBC Tech AUG 12, 2014

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

HBC Tech AUG 12, 2014

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...

#gilttech's Recommended Reads for the Dog Days of Summer

HBC Tech AUG 8, 2014

The #gilttech team includes many avid readers. Here are some of our favorite recent reads, both brand-new and not-as-new. Perfect for the beach, for long flights to vacation destinations, or for an afternoon relaxing at the park. (Even if you’re a cat, you can still enjoy the dog days of summer.) Good Strategy, Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters, Richard Rumelt (Crown Business, 2011)A very well-written book that...

Learn About Web-Scale PostgreSQL: Monday at Gilt

HBC Tech AUG 8, 2014

Gilt Featured at Next Week's iOSoho Developer's Symposium

HBC Tech AUG 7, 2014

If you’re a practicing iOS developer who lives in NYC (or who plans on parachuting in over the weekend), don’t miss Monday’s iOSoho meetup. The night’s featured presenter is Gilt Principal Engineer Evan Coyne Maloney, who will discuss how to gracefully handle changes to your server-side data model and also give a preview of Mockingbird: the platform on which Gilt’s iPhone and iPad apps are built, and which we plan...

New in Open Source at Gilt: Elixir JSON

HBC Tech AUG 7, 2014

New InfoQ Magazine on Microservices Features Gilt!

HBC Tech AUG 6, 2014

"The Docker Book" Now Available

HBC Tech AUG 5, 2014

Our friend James Turnbull, the VP of Services at Docker, has just published a book that explains how to use Docker: In this book, we’ll will walk you through installing, deploying, managing, and extending Docker. We’re going to do that by first introducing you to the basics of Docker and its components. Then we’ll start to use Docker to build containers and services to perform a variety of tasks. You...

The New Relic User Group Comes to Gilt on August 7

HBC Tech AUG 5, 2014

This Thursday New Relic is hosting their first-ever User Group meetup in NYC, and Gilt is excited to be the host! The night of networking, learning, and discussion begins at 6:30 PM and includes presentations from Chris Handy, Associate Director of Web Operations at Condé Nast; and Gil Rice, Senior Manager of New Relic Technical Account Services for the North East US and EMEA. All New Relic users and fans...

Gatling + Gilt

HBC Tech AUG 1, 2014

Earlier today the folks behind Gatling announced the release of Gatling 2.0.0-RC1–and also their new website, which mentions Gilt as a user! In case you’re not familiar, Gatling is an open source load-testing framework based on Scala, Akka and Netty. Congrats to the Gatling team for both achievements. 

Welcome Pawel Raszewski!

HBC Tech AUG 1, 2014

The #gilttech team extends a hearty welcome to Pawel Raszewski, who joins our Dublin team as a software engineer on the super-secretive Team Twain. Before joining Gilt, Pawel worked at a gigantic media company where he developed web content optimization and personalization systems in Java. He’s also been involved in a couple of open source projects involving Chrome extensions, Android and Arduino. Speaking of Arduino, in his spare time Pawel...

Our Next Free Course at Gilt (NYC): Go

HBC Tech JUL 31, 2014

Given our love for Docker–not to mention Principal Systems Engineer Jonathan Leibiusky’s recent open source work)–the topic of our next free tech course is super-exciting and also timely. Go is an open-source programming language aimed at increasing developer productivity. During this class, we will explore the benefits of programming in Go and learn the basics. By the end of the day, you will have built: A basic webapp using only...

A Chat with Alexy Khrabrov, Organizer of Scala by the Bay and SF Scala

HBC Tech JUL 30, 2014

August 8-9 marks the first-ever Scala By the Bay conference: two days of training, talks and reverie for the San Francisco-area Scala and functional programming community. Scala By the Bay is made possible by Alexy Khrabrov, conference co-organizer (along with Jason Swartz) and founder. Alexy’s also the founder and co-organizer (along with Swartz) of SF Scala, whose +2K members “use Scala to dominate the world.” Exciting! We chatted with Alexy...

New Gilt Product Feature: "The Shops"

HBC Tech JUL 30, 2014

With The Shops, Gilt’s Product/UX team has just made it easier than ever to shop on Gilt for basics and special-occasion items, and to browse for inspiration. This new feature provides a destination spot for our customers who are looking for: Men’s and women’s attire for special occasions such as weddings, parties, and holidays Denim, dress shirts, and other wardrobe essentials Home décor ideas and advice Must-have’s for your babies...

Selenium PageObjects in ScalaTest

HBC Tech JUL 29, 2014

PageObjects enable you to take a group or collection of elements on a page that share some commonality and group them together. In general, a PageObject can be any web page, but can also be broken down into more precise PageObjects. If a Page has elements and services–or some repeated group of elements and services–that can logically be grouped together, those elements and services can be modeled as PageObjects. A...

Welcome, Michal Kowaliszyn!

HBC Tech JUL 29, 2014

Gilt says cześć to Michal Kowaliszyn, a Dublin-based software engineer who joins our email team (Push)! Before joining Gilt, he worked on audience targeting for advertising platforms. Besides programming (most recently in Scala), he enjoys running and traveling the world with his wife. Welcome, Michal!

True Love Is ... Giving Back!

HBC Tech JUL 28, 2014

Gilt Insider, our customer loyalty program, just turned one year old, and to celebrate we’re sharing presents! Today all Insider benefits are half-off—meaning 2x the payback for your hard-earned points. This works for dollars off any order, free shipping, or even products in our curated rewards shops. As a refresher: Insider members earn five points for every dollar spent on Gilt. These points can be redeemed either as cash, or...

Play Framework at Gilt Webinar (Video)

HBC Tech JUL 28, 2014

Earlier this summer Gilt Senior Software Engineer Giancarlo Silvestrin was a featured presenter during Typesafe’s Play Day–a whole day of technical talks focused on Play Framework. Giancarlo talked about how we implement Play across our hundreds of small applications and microservices. Check out Giancarlo’s presentation above!

The Gilt Tech Team's Online Sticker Book

HBC Tech JUL 28, 2014

To get things done, Gilt technologists organize ourselves into small cross-functional teams that work together on specific initiatives. All of our teams pick their own names–Ninjas, Disco, T-Rex, Cerebro, etc.–and some go the extra mile by designing logos and producing swag. Our favorite swag items are stickers: They’re low-cost, easy to reproduce in big batches, and make our laptops look cool.Let’s take a look at some of our sticker creations....

Shop by Category on Gilt’s iPhone and iPad Apps

HBC Tech JUL 28, 2014

Did you know you can now use the Gilt iPhone and iPad apps to shop Gilt by product category?! Tap on the search bar to reveal the “Shop by Category” feature and search for “shoes,” “dresses,” “sofas,” or any other type of item you’re looking for, more quickly and easily. And never miss a deal!   To use Shop by Category on your iPad, tap on the “Shop By Category”...

Page: 1 2 3 4 5