"Scala--The Simple Parts": Martin Odersky Presents at Gilt
Gilt is honored to announce that Dr. Martin Odersky will speak at our New York City office on Monday, May 19! Dr. Odersky will give a presentation titled “Scala–The Simple Parts,” answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of Programming in Scala and his other books. Immeasurable thanks to the team at Typesafe for making this event possible. Presentation: “Scala - The Simple Parts”In this talk, Dr. Odersky will...
"Mobile Engineering at Gilt" in Dublin on May 21
Gilt Senior Software Engineer Christine Yokoyama, who’s based in New York City and belongs to Gilt’s Webby Award-winning mobile team, will stop by Engine Yard’s Dublin office next Wednesday evening (6:30 PM) to give an overview of mobile engineering at Gilt. She’ll talk about some of the unique challenges that Gilt’s mobile team faces, the technologies we use, and much more. If you’re a Dublin iOS or Android developer, bring...
Gilt Presents at This Weekend's !!Con
"Gadgets for Holistic Web Detection": Gilt Engineer Eric Shepherd at EmpireJS (video)
Here’s Gilt Lead Software Engineer Eric Shepherd doing one of the many things he does well (besides epitomizing natty dressing): giving a tech talk! Eric spoke on the Monday afternoon of EmpireJS, a more detailed account of which you can find here.
The afternoon of Friday, May 2 found me on a packed-like-a-can-of-sardines, Brooklyn-bound E train headed for Jamaica, Queens to meet my brother, Jared. Based in Austin, Jared is a front-end developer for RetailMeNot, and he had blown his 2014 convention budget on JSConf, but decided that EmpireJS would be a half-decent excuse to take a vacation and come and see me. We spent the weekend enjoying the fine weather—a relief...
Welcome Chris Poenaru!
Our Next Free Class at Gilt: CartoDB on June 4
If you deal with location-based data or location-aware applications, then we’ve got just the FREE class for you: On June 4, Andrew Hill of CartoDB will teach an evening workshop at Gilt’s NYC office! CartoDB is a cloud-based mapping, analysis and visualization engine that enables users to build spatial applications for both mobile and the web. Major tech companies (Twitter), news organizations (National Geographic, The Guardian) governmental and intergovernmental organizations...
ReadWrite Profiles Gilt and Our "Insane" Traffic Spikes
The popular tech blog ReadWrite published a Q&A today with Gilt VP Architecture Eric Bowman in which Eric discusses our love of Scala and the Typesafe platform, our passion for open-source software, and the exciting technical challenges created by our super-intense, daily traffic spikes. A taster: RW: From a technical perspective, what makes Gilt unique? Why does Scala matter? EB: One of our key uniqueness factors is our flash-sales model, which produces...
Gilt Helps to Judge Columbia's Annual Venture Competition
What do safe sanitation, home neutrophil-level testing, and production management software have in common? They’re all ideas driving the winning projects of the 2014 Columbia Venture Competition! Launched in 2009 by Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Competition drew 62 applications from current Columbia students and recent alumni this year. Six projects made the final round, judged by a team of NYC business leaders that included...
Gilt Lunchtime Tech Talk: Parse
Metro NY Covers Gilt's Free Tech Courses
Thanks to Metro NY reporter Andrea Park for featuring Gilt’s free tech courses in an article about where to learn programming for free in New York City. And speaking of free courses: Have you applied for our upcoming AngularJS class yet?
Welcome Kevin O'Riordan!
Gilt Presents at EmpireJS
The EmpireJS conference is officially underway, and Gilt is honored to be a part of it! Gilt Lead Software Engineer/in-house UI Architecture guru Eric Shepherd speaks at 4:10 PM today (May 5) on “Gadgets for Holistic Web Detection.” Gilt engineers Nathan Stilwell, Kevan Davis, Nabila Yusaf and Andrew Powell are also attending the conference, which takes place over two days at Location05.
Welcome Myron Miller!
Gilt Goes to XO Group
Here’s a shot of Gilt Co-Founder and CTO Michael Bryzek presenting a lunchtime talk at XO Group, the media company behind The Knot, The Nest and other properties. Michael shared some of the lessons learned from scaling Gilt with XO’s staff. Thanks to Julia Schulhof for organizing this event!
Gilt Tech's First Game Night Was a Blast!
Last week Gilt’s tech team in New York City organized our first-ever game night! Headed up by Team Teaminess–our internal working group of #gilttech cultural evangelists–game night included 10 different games as well as health foods (tacos, pizza) and drinks (beer, seltzer water). Here are some photos of the fun! This Taboo game went on for hours …
Our Next Free Gilt Tech Course: AngularJS on May 22
Open-source, powerful and easy to use, AngularJS is an amazingly useful tool for developing web applications. We thought we’d learn more about it, and so we’ve invited Angular expert Chris Nelson of Gaslight to lead our next free tech course! On Thursday, May 22, Chris will teach us the essentials of working with Angular. In this fast-paced, full-day session, we’ll cover: Test-driven Angular (unit and end-to-end) Controllers and scopes Using...
Video and Photos From Last Night's Awesome Docker Panel at Gilt
Check out this action shot of Gilt co-founder and CTO Michael Bryzek performing a live Docker deploy at last night’s panel discussion! Organized by Gilt and the Docker NYC meetup group, last night’s panel featured Michael as well as Docker VP of Services James Turnbull and DevTable/Quay co-founder Jacob Moshenko. Joining us at our 2 Park Avenue office were more than 120 engineers from Gilt and other companies, who were treated...
The Gilt Team in Dublin Launches 5@4
Among the Gilt tech team’s most honored traditions is the 5@4: a team-wide gathering, held every other Friday at 4 PM EST, featuring five short (usually) presentations by Gilt technologists. Begun in 2011, 5@4 gives us opportunities to share our knowledge about everything from journaling in PostgreSQL to demystifying concurrent programming in Scala 2.10 with Akka. We reserve the last talk of the hour for a non-tech topic (kite-surfing, Canadian...
We Won the Webby!
Today Gilt learned that our iPhone app won this year’s Webby Award in the best iPhone app, shopping (handheld devices) category! Organized by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, the Webbys are “the Oscars of the Internet,” with more than 12,000 applicants participating in this year’s overall competition. Congrats to everyone on the Gilt team–especially our talented mobile engineers–for achieving this honor!