Boston Area Scala Enthusiasts to Feature Gilt Tech Talk in April
New Updates to Jedis Just Released
Gilt Principal Systems Engineer Jonathan Leibiusky (aka Xetorthio) is amazingly prolific when it comes to releasing useful open source projects–including Jedis, the popular, easy-to-use Redis Java client. Today Jon released Jedis 2.4.2–a new version that includes improvements to JedisCluster’s connection handling and JedisCluster multi-threading. Check it out! (In related: Jon is also the co-author (with Chanwit Kaewkasi) of Gedis, a Redis client for Groovy.)
Our Next Meetup: "Using Akka to Scale Gilt's Massive Push Notification System"
Gilt's Architecture Summit: Bigger and Better Than Ever
Free Tech Course at Gilt (NYC): Hadoop with Sameer Farooqui on April 4
While our Dublin team gears up for March 27’s Cassandra workshop with DigBigData, our NYC office is excited to host a free, all-day Intro to Hadoop course on Friday, April 4! Here are the basics about the course: When: Friday, April 4, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 5 PMWhere: Gilt, 2 Park Avenue, New York City, NYCost: FREE (includes breakfast and lunch)Who: Gilt technologists, maybe you too About the course:...
Shmock: An Express-Based HTTP Mocking Library for Node.js
We’re excited to introduce the latest open source project by Gilt Principal Systems Engineer (and Docker talker) Jonathan Leibiusky: Shmock, an HTTP mocking library based on Express. If you’re not familiar with Express, it’s an open-source, Sinatra-inspired web development framework for Node.js created by Canadian developer/Luna author TJ Holowaychuk. It’s pretty great! Jon created Shmock to avoid the hassles and errors that typically arise whenever developers attempt to change the...
Our Next Free Tech Course at Gilt (Dublin): A Hands-on Cassandra Workshop with DigBigData
Our Dublin office continues to explore the wide world of big data with our next free tech course: an all-day, interactive workshop in which we build applications using Cassandra! The essentials: When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PMWhere: Maldron Hotel, Cardiff Lane, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2Cost: Nothing!Who: Gilt technologists … and you? About the course: This one-day, eight-hour class will include an introduction to...
"Exploring Docker at Gilt" Presentation Slides + Hacker Forum Pics!
Last night Gilt and the Hacker Union–a nonprofit connector and mentorship organization led by hackers, for hackers–co-hosted a fun and informative Hacker Forum on continuous delivery and provisioning. The night’s speakers included Gilt Principal Systems Engineer Jonathan Leibiusky (pictured above) and Huffington Post Principal Systems Engineer Mike Adler. More than 100 technologists from AppNexus, HBO, O'Reilly and other companies joined us for presentations, pizza and conversation! Some highlights: Dinner time!...
Gilt's Micro-Services Architecture Gets a Mention at QCon London!
Thanks to Battery Ventures Technology Fellow Adrian Cockcroft for featuring Gilt in his presentation today at QCon London! (And thanks to Martin for letting us use his photo!)
Chatting With New York Startup CTO Summit Co-Founder (and Many Other Things!) Peter Bell
On Thursday, March 13 Gilt Co-Founder and CTO Michael Bryzek will be a keynote speaker at the first-ever Startup CTO Summit: a gathering of CTOs representing some of the Big Apple’s most prominent tech companies. Michael will join Tumblr VP of Engineering Ken Little, MongoDB Co-Founder/CTO Eliot Horowitz, BirchBox CTO Liz Crawford, and many others in presenting on topics related to managing and scaling a tech organization. One of the...
Hacker Forum: Provisioning & Continuous Delivery at Gilt March 5
Come to Gilt on Wed 3/5 (6:30 PM) for the Hackers Union’s third Hacker Forum: an evening of conversation and lightning talks by Gilt engineer Jonathan Leibiusky and Huffington Post engineer Mike Adler. More on the featured presentations: “Exploring Docker at Gilt”: Jon LeibiuskyOver the past few months, a team of engineers at Gilt has been experimenting with Docker: an exciting new open source engine that makes it possible to...
Scenes from Friday's Free Scala Course at Gilt
Gilt's Roger Huang Speaks at Open Analytics NYC Tonight!
Tonight Gilt Data Evangelist Roger Huang will join representatives from Outbrain and AOL in presenting for Open Analytics NYC. Open Analytics is a meetup group that focuses on the use and creation of open-source, big-data, Agile tools and technologies. The RSVP list filled up quickly, but you might catch Roger speaking elsewhere in the near future!
Plasma Prix Preview
Aidan “Spider” Hollinshead and Keng “the Krusher” Ke take a few practice laps as they warm up for #gilttech’s official “Sporting Event of the Year”: The Plasma Prix. Thanks again to the folks at PlaSmart for helping to make our Prix possible!
"Interior Design for the Mobile Web" Presentation Slides Posted
Last night Gilt and the NYC CSS/UX meetup group welcomed more than 100 engineers, UX designers and other tech professionals to our NYC office for “Interior Design for the Mobile Web”–a talk by Gilt Lead Software Engineer Greg Mazurek. Greg compared designing for the mobile web to furnishing a NYC apartment: the desktop experience is like decorating a spacious loft or multimillion-dollar pad, while designing for mobile is more akin...
PlasmaCar Fever Takes Over Gilt Tech
One Friday morning in early February, the lives of many a Gilt technologist changed forever when a PlasmaCar showed up in our 2 Park office. Since that fateful Friday, a whole culture of PlasmaCar racing and competition has sprung up in both our NYC and Dublin offices–with official racing courses, official regulations, and official scoreboard, and official timekeepers (they wear silvery “marshal” badges). The friendly folks at PlasmaCar HQ heard...
New AgileFM Vodcast with Gilt Senior Director, PMO Heather Fleming
Is it Heather Fleming Week at Gilt? Sort of! (We are not complaining.) Here is AgileFM’s brand-new vodcast featuring Heather talking about her experiences working at Gilt for the past four years, and her “just enough process” approach. AgileFM–“radio for the Agile community–is produced by NYC-based Agile coach/trainer and Incrementor principal Jochen Krebs.
Gilt's Heather Fleming and Nithya Venkateswaran Featured at ISpossible's Next Event (Feb. 26!)
This Wednesday (Feb. 26) Gilt Senior Director, Program Management Office (PMO) Heather Fleming is one of the featured panelists at “Being Comfortable while Being Uncomfortable”–a Women in Tech panel organized by ISpossible. Heather and HUGE Experience Director Sophie Kleber will talk about how to flourish in sometimes-uncomfortable or unfamiliar environments, and how to regard being outside one’s comfort zone as a fun challenge instead of a reason for anguish/anxiety. As...
Gilt Participating in NYC Startup Weekend
Some Tips for Making Your Own 3D Printer