Watch Live Video From Today's Edge Conference
Gilt’s very own Mark Wunsch and Eric Shepherd are among the handful of engineers selected to attend Edge: a one-day conference, organized by Google and Financial Times Labs, that is happening today in NYC. Targeted to web developers, Edge features presentations on third-party scripts, real-time data, online payments and other topics; watch the videos to pretend like you’re there. Proceeds from Edge benefit Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that works to...
Gilt Presents at CUFP Conference
Dublin: Come to the Scala Users Group Meetup on Sept. 24
Gilt Founder to Deliver Keynote at SwitchPitch NYC
Gilt founder and chairman Kevin Ryan will deliver the keynote at SwitchPitch: a role-reversal event at which established companies pitch funded innovation projects to qualified start-ups looking for partners. Kevin will join other luminaries (we hear Mayor Bloomberg is scheduled to speak) in presenting at the event, which will also feature reps from some of the world’s top companies. (If you’ve ever dreamed of partnering up with Time Inc., J. Crew...
Meet Groc 0.6.0: an Updated Version of Our Favorite Frontend Documentation Generator
After reading Gilt Senior Software Engineer Kevan Davis’ post on Groc, a fork of Jeremy Ashkenas’ Docco documentation generator, some of you emailed to ask us how to enable block comments. We reached out to Groc creator Ian MacLeod to see if we could all work together on publishing a new version. Ian accepted our proposal, and added Kevan and Lead Software Engineer Eric Shepherd to the Groc project. Click...
Gilt at GSummitX
Riak in Silicon Alley
Last night Gilt hosted “Riak in Silicon Alley - Why Distributed Databases Should Matter To You,” the September meetup of NYC Riak. This month’s installment featured presentations by Gilt co-founder and CTO Michael Bryzek, Gilt Lead Software Engineer Jim Englert, Caserta Concepts Principal Consultant Elliott Cordo, and Basho Technologies Tech Evangelist Tom Santero. Here’s Jim giving a more interactive interpretation of his July blog post on our our “Riakathon” in...
Automating Mobile Testing at Gilt
Just a few years ago, mobile purchases made barely a dent in Gilt’s revenues. Today, mobile represents more than 40 percent of our sales, and will soon reach 50 percent. With so many of our customers interacting with us through their mobile devices, it’s imperative that we offer them a stable and enjoyable shopping experience. One bad bug can drive away customers for good. Given the increasing importance of mobile...
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Hacker Heart, Mind, & Body: The Best Programmer in the World is the One Having the Most Fun
Hacker Heart, Mind, & Body: The Best Programmer in the World is the One Having the Most Funhackerhmb: Colin stopped by my office and asked me to come by to see his most recent project. He had disassembled his monitor switch-box (used to switch a single monitor between two computers) and it was sitting open on his desk. He had rewired it with parts from RadioShack, built a server and...
"Mobile Shopping Deconstructed" Talk Now on Video
Here’s the video of the Brooklyn Design & Technology meetup group’s Sept. 3 fireside chat at 3rd Ward, featuring Gilt VP Product Management Dominique Essig and VP of Mobile and Global Engineering Yonatan Feldman. Thanks to Joly MacFie from The Internet Society for recording the event!
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radioon: _DSC3167.jpg by randyau on Flickr. Randy Au posted a ton of great photos from DataGotham.
Sept. 16: Gilt Hosts Fireside Chat with Data Scientist Claudia Perlich
Scala at Netflix - Building APIs with Netflix OSS
Scala at Netflix - Building APIs with Netflix OSSmpandit: My talk from Scala at Netflix - 9/9/2013, Scala Bay Meetup.
Talking About Trust at Surge 2013 (Updated with Video)
To build a truly great, inspiring tech organization, you need to trust your team to make decisions and manage projects directly. That was the takeaway of “Trust: The Secret to Scaling a Tech Organization,” the presentation Gilt co-founder and CTO Michael Bryzek gave yesterday at the Surge conference in National Harbor, MD. By focusing on execution and empowerment, Gilt has grown its team from zero to 1,000 employees in just...
Gilt Data's on a Mini-Tour This Week
Today Gilt Principal Data Scientist Igor Elbert is appearing at the Big Data Innovation Summit (“the largest gathering of Fortune 500 business executives leading Big Data initiatives”) in Boston to give a presentation on visualizing the wisdom of the crowd. Details: “Calculating co-purchase affinities between product categories, brands, and price groups requires analysis of all the transactions collected by the company. Working with affinities based on co-view requires looking into...
Catch Us at Tonight's "Software Meets Fashion" Panel
Gilt at "Fashion Tech: Demos & Drinks" on 9/12
If you’ve got questions about Gilt’s brand-new personal sales feature, our technology stack, or anything else Gilt tech-related, come to Tech in Motion’s “Fashion Tech: Demos & Drinks” event this Thursday (9/12) at AlleyNYC and ask us in person. Almost 600 people are registered to attend this Fashion Week-oriented networking event, which features several other NYC fashion and ecommerce start-ups. Should be fun! To RSVP, click here.
Machine Learning at Gilt
Thanks to everyone who attended our free machine learning course with John Myles White at our Manhattan office today. And an even bigger thanks goes to John for all his hard work! If you didn’t get to attend the class, keep watching this space: we’ll be announcing our next free course sometime soon.