Gilt Is a Sponsor of Krakow, Poland's ScalaCamp #4!

HBC Tech NOV 20, 2013

Gilt Senior Software Engineer Lukasz Szwed, who’s based at our Dublin office, will be flying eastward soon to present at the Krakow Scala Users Group’s upcoming ScalaCamp meetup. As ScalaCamp’s featured presenter, Lukasz will talk about Gilt’s development and deployment infrastructure in continuous-innovation mode with Scala, and also describe the evolution of our architecture from a monolithic Rails application to a constellation of more than 300 microservices written in Scala....

Gilt Software Engineer Jenny Leahy Is a Winner!

HBC Tech NOV 20, 2013

This week we (the Dublin team) went to a wine tasting hosted by Cono Sur, one of the biggest producers of Pinot Noir worldwide. One reason why we like Cono Sur is because they feature a bicycle on their labels, and at Gilt we like bicycles. The highlight of the evening was that our very own Jenny Leahy won the main prize: six bottles of excellent red and white wine. Here’s...

The NYC Search, Discovery & Analytics Meetup Comes to Gilt (Updated With Video)

HBC Tech NOV 19, 2013

Last night Gilt had the privilege of hosting the NYC Search, Discovery & Analytics meetup group at our Park Avenue office. As an eCommerce company that offers our members thousands of products to choose from every day, search is very important to us; after all, we want to make sure that our members find what they’re looking for, and quickly. We were excited to share our enthusiasm for search with...

Gilt Hosts University of Virginia/NYC Tech Talent Draft

HBC Tech NOV 18, 2013

Former Gilt Girl-Who-Codes Nikita Rau Featured in Fast Company Magazine

HBC Tech NOV 15, 2013

Over the summer Gilt’s tech team had the honor of working with Nikita Rau, a participant in the Summer Immersion Program run by the nonprofit Girls Who Code. Nikita is an 18-year-old student at the Bronx High School of Science and an aspiring computer science major … and, now, a bit of a celebrity as well! The popular magazine Fast Company just published a lengthy feature article on Nikita that highlights her...

Tuts+ Interview: Scalability, Scala and More with Gilt's Eric Bowman

HBC Tech NOV 15, 2013

Video: "Immutability and Innovation @ Gilt" Talk From FutureStack

HBC Tech NOV 14, 2013

Here’s Gilt VP Infrastructure Engineering Roland Tritsch discussing immutability, innovation, and our “all-ops & no waiting” approach to development at Gilt. For an abridged version of his talk, be sure to check out his post from earlier in the week.

Come to "Introduction to Elasticsearch" at Gilt on Nov. 18!

HBC Tech NOV 13, 2013

"Tools to Drive up Conversion in Fashion Ecommerce": Decoded Fashion at Gilt on 11/14

HBC Tech NOV 11, 2013

We’re all about the intersection of fashion and technology at Gilt, so we’re quite thrilled to host the next meetup of Decoded Fashion: a monthly showcase of demos and discussions for fashion and retail professionals. This month’s meetup focuses on tools that help fashion/eCommerce companies to drive up conversation and features a presentation by Gilt Director of Product Management Andrew Chen. The evening will also include demonstrations by Truefit, Stylitics,...

Gilt's Susan Thomas Featured at Tomorrow's "Future of Collaboration & Internal Communications" Summit (video)

HBC Tech NOV 11, 2013

Gilt Senior Business Systems Manager Susan Thomas is a featured speaker at tomorrow (11/12)’s Future of Collaboration & Internal Communications Summit in NYC. Organized by the Business Development Institute, which produces conferences and educational programs for marketing, communications and media professionals, the summit will focus on ways that companies can use social technologies to improve productivity and communications with employees and third-party partners. Susan will be interviewed by Ira Gottlieb,...

Immutability and Innovation @ Gilt: The Perfect Storm

HBC Tech NOV 10, 2013

Two weeks ago I was in San Francisco to present a talk at New Relic’s FutureStack conference about the value of immutability for HW- and SW-provisioning.

Gilt's Christopher Gonzalez Featured at Mobile Monday's Next (Sold-Out!) Event

HBC Tech NOV 8, 2013

Come to Test Tube--"Speed Dating for Product Feedback"--on 11/21

HBC Tech NOV 8, 2013

Tonight at Gilt: iOS Office Hours + Mobile App Demos

HBC Tech NOV 6, 2013

RSVP for Our "Internet of Things" Tech Talk by Dr. Janusz Bryzek—and Bring a Donation for City Harvest!

HBC Tech NOV 5, 2013

Gilt Hosts RailsBridge Orientation Session Tonight at 2 Park

HBC Tech NOV 5, 2013

Tonight Gilt hosts the volunteer orientation of the NYC chapter of RailsBridge, an organization that hosts free weekend Ruby on Rails workshops for women. Volunteers will help organize and produce RailsBridge NYC’s workshop at General Assembly this weekend (November 8 and 9); to register, click this link. Founded by San Francisco technologists Sarah Mei and Sarah Allen in 2009, RailsBridge now boasts chapters around the world. In addition to Rails,...

Gilt Presents at "Optimizely 101" (Slideshow)

HBC Tech NOV 4, 2013

Optimizely at Gilt–November 2013 presentation from Gilt Tech Talks Gilt Senior Web Analyst Matthew Nistor (not pictured above) is one of the featured panelists at tonight’s “Optimizely 101: Turn Data into Action,” a set of talks on the popular website optimization tool Optimizely. Matt will appear alongside Optimizely’s Julio Bermúdez, Head of Media Division, and Dan Glazer, Strategic Partnerships Manager, as well as Ryan Garner from Clearhead. Hosted by the Prince...

GoReq: A Simple, Sane HTTP Request Library for Go

HBC Tech NOV 1, 2013

Welcome Andrew Chen!

HBC Tech NOV 1, 2013

This week we welcomed Andrew Chen to the Gilt Product Management and UX team. As Director of Product Management, Andrew will work with the Ninjas–the team responsible for designing the Infiniti sale and other exciting initiatives–and will focus on activation and brand excitement. Andrew joins us from the music streaming service iHeartRadio, where he led product for all mobile and connected device teams. In other prior lives, he spent time...

Our Next Free Tech Course at Gilt: Hadoop with MapR Technologies' Michael Hausenblas

HBC Tech NOV 1, 2013

Last month’s free Gilt Tech course in NYC brought together 15 Gilt technologists and 45 non-Gilt employees from all walks of life–from software engineering to neuroscience–to learn the basics of the R programming language. For our next free class, we’re going a bit more intimate and Emerald-Isle with an Intro to Hadoop session taught in Dublin by MapR Technologies Chief Data Engineer Michael Hausenblas! The essentials: When: Monday, November 18,...

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