Running for Alzheimer's - NYC Marathon in 7 days.

HBC Tech OCT 27, 2014

Running for Alzheimer's - NYC Marathon in 7 days.Good luck to Gilt Lead Software Engineer Yoni Goldberg, who will run in the NYC Marathon this weekend! ionigoldberg: In 7 days, if everything works as planned, I should cross the finish line of my first marathon. Running the NYC Marathon was high up on my bucket list and it was almost a two year journey to get there (In 2013 I...

Slideshow: Gilt PMO Headlines the Next "Lean Eggs & Ham" at Neo

HBC Tech OCT 24, 2014

The Agile PMO (fall 2014 version) from Gilt Tech Talks They’ve spoken at the Atlassian Summit, at Pace University, and several other prestigious venues, and now they’re headlining Neo’s monthly “Lean Eggs & Ham” breakfast series … they’re Flemivato! Er, that would be Gilt Senior Director, Program Management Office Heather Fleming and Director of Program Management Justin Riservato to you. On Tuesday morning at Neo’s NYC office, Heather and Justin...

Gilt Featured at Today's NYU Stern Luxury & Retail Conference

HBC Tech OCT 24, 2014

NYU’s Stern School of Business hosts its annual Luxury & Retail Conference today in New York City, and Gilt is proud to be a part of it! Gilt VP Product Management and User Experience Dominique Essig appears on this afternoon’s “Retail + Tech” panel alongside representatives from Bonobos, J. Crew, Vince, West Elm and Eloquii. If you’re attending the conference, be sure to catch the panel – it starts at...

Thanks, Docker!

HBC Tech OCT 22, 2014

Earlier this week our friends at Docker sent us a ginormous shipment of stickers and T-shirts. Now everyone in the office (including Brushes the Giraffe–you’ll meet him in due time) is wearing matching Docker T-shirts emblazoned with “Holy Ship!” and other, more distributed applications-related messages. Here’s Gilt Engineer Michael Palma sporting his new shirt: Many thanks, Docker!

Next Meetup: Learn About Responsive Web Design at Gilt

HBC Tech OCT 22, 2014

You’ve read their amazing blog posts (if you know what’s good for you)–now hear the Gilt Special Operations team LIVE as they share their expertise and tips with the NYC tech community. On Monday, October 27, Special Ops team members (left to right) Gregory Mazurek, Jose Sanchez and Kyle Dorman will describe the process of “responsivizing” Gilt’s complex website. If you’re a front-end engineer, a UX designer, or a product...

Do You Care About Increasing the Number of Women in Tech?

HBC Tech OCT 21, 2014

Gil at Gilt: Our Lunchtime Chat with Gil Tene

HBC Tech OCT 21, 2014

The #gilttech team recently had the great pleasure of hosting a lunchtime talk by Gil Tene, CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems, at our 2 Park office. Gilt cofounder/CTO Michael Bryzek and Lead Software Engineer Yoni Goldberg, both of whom presented at this summer’s QCon NY, met Gil at the conference and were impressed by his amazing talk about performance on the JVM (check out a two-hour version of his...

Haiku by the Gilt Tech Team in Japan

HBC Tech OCT 17, 2014

A snapshot from a recent Facebook event in Tokyo–that’s our mobile app on the screen! (First cupcakes, and now this? Facebook, we dedicate the following poetry to you as a small expression of our gratitude.) The #gilttech team in Japan is getting into fall in a most poetic way–offering up these lovely haiku for our collective enjoyment. We highly recommend reading these poems while drinking some spiced tea. Haste thou...

Complexity and Lactic Acid

HBC Tech OCT 17, 2014

I work as a lead software engineer for Gilt–my team focuses on our email operations, from design to distribution. I also spend a lot of time training for endurance events such as triathlons and long distance cycling. During the requisite hours and hours of preparing for these events, I spend a lot of time thinking about my workouts and my work at Gilt. One result of all this contemplating is...

Prison Ed, Cats, and VMWare: Meet The Gilt Corporate Applications Team

HBC Tech OCT 15, 2014

Gilt Corporate Applications is a diverse and vital team of 27 men and women working together across two continents (North America and Europe) and multiple cities (New York, Dublin, Limerick, and Louisville, KY) to make sure that Gilt-the-company continues running. They are the unsung heroes who field all of our “HELP! MY COMPUTER IS ACTING WEIRD” queries and deal with our failures to reset our passwords. They are the front...


HBC Tech OCT 15, 2014

Today Gilt corporate applications–the team responsible for managing our OKTA services, among many many other things–put their own spin on Octoberfest by generously hosting a company-wide “OKTA-bierfest” celebration. The team covered our IT help desk with buckets of Yonkers Brewery bier and platters of cheese (both “standard” and “fancy” varieties, cupcakes, fruits ‘n’ nuts, and homemade pretzels. We’ve had several office parties since fall officially kicked off, but this one...

Gilt CIO Is a David Rockefeller Fellow

HBC Tech OCT 14, 2014

Gilt Tech is proud to inform you that Gilt CIO Steve Jacobs is one of only 19 NYC-area senior executives chosen to participate in this year’s David Rockefeller Fellows program! Created in 1989 by the Partnership for New York City, a membership organization made up of CEOs from 200 leading businesses headquartered in New York, the Rockefeller Fellows program enables participants to learn more about current civic issues and meet...

Gilt Tech Team Outing: "Rebuilding" Documentary Screening

HBC Tech OCT 9, 2014

Earlier this week #gilttech’s Lauren Ribando, Rangarajan Radhakrishnan and I headed north to the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in Midtown for a public screening of Rebuilding: artist/filmmaker Marcus Robinson’s visually stunning documentary about the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site and the men and women who did the work. Robinson started work on his film in 2006–capturing the construction activity on time-lapse film and through his own...

Our Next Free Course at Gilt: Data Visualization

HBC Tech OCT 8, 2014

For all of you 9-to-5ers who enjoy your free Gilt tech courses to take place after work, great news: Our next freebie will be an evening course. The focus: data visualization. But not just any data visualization: This three-hour session will cover visualizations for forests, trees and clustering in the context of visualization for multivariate analysis. Leading the way will be Paul Trowbridge, an adjunct instructor at NYU’s Center for Advanced Digital...

On Being a (Woman) Member of Gilt’s Tech Team

HBC Tech OCT 6, 2014

Ada Lovelace Day is October 14, BTW–mark your calendar! In my role as Gilt’s tech evangelist (if you’re asking, “what’s a tech evangelist?”–it’s a common question–here’s a start), I prefer to find speaking gigs for the other members of the team. Public speaking doesn’t terrify me (anymore), and often it’s a lot of fun–but it’s more rewarding to watch one of my colleagues get attention (and receive follow-up speaking invites)...

Innovation Driven by the Open Source Ethos: Gilt at Interop (video)

HBC Tech OCT 3, 2014

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, micro-services, and the practicality of introducing key performance indicators (KPI) to family life: These are just a few of the topics covered (and connected) by Gilt cofounder/CTO Michael Bryzek yesterday in his Interop conference keynote. Michael also used his time on the Interop stage to introduce apidoc, a new open-source project at Gilt that enables developers to create beautiful documentation for REST services. Click the video...

Welcome, Michael Palma!

HBC Tech OCT 3, 2014

Gilt is super-excited to welcome Michael Palma to our software engineering team! Formerly known as “The Intern”–he spent fall/winter 2013 with us through the University of Waterloo co-op program–Michael is now known around the office as “The Employee.” Here is what he has to say about himself: “I’m a recent Computer Engineering graduate, originally from Toronto. I am extremely passionate about my job here at Gilt and have fallen in...

Gilt Tech's Scott Albrecht Has an Art Opening Tonight

HBC Tech OCT 3, 2014

As reported by Boing Boing(!), Gilt Art Director Scott Albrecht is having an art opening tonight at Philadelphia’s Art in the Age gallery. Titled “In The Distance Between Two Points,” the show features new wooden sculptures and hand-drawn typographical art, including the piece above. Scott’s exhibition history includes shows across the North America (all the way to Hawaii, in fact), and his work has been featured in by Juxtapoz, Design...

Two of Europe's Top Node.js Experts Visit Gilt!

HBC Tech OCT 1, 2014

Yesterday the #gilttech team in NYC hosted two very special guests: nearForm co-founders Cian Ó Maidín (CEO, pictured above) and Richard Rodger (CTO), who spent more than an hour sharing with us their vast knowledge of using Node.js with micro-services. Based in Waterford, Ireland, Cian and Richard founded nearForm in 2011 largely because they were super-excited about Node.js. That passion has paid off for them in many ways (do what...

Learnings from Building and Scaling Gilt: Video from InfoQ

HBC Tech SEP 30, 2014

Back in June, Gilt cofounder and CTO Michael Bryzek presented a talk about building and scaling Gilt’s global tech organization at InfoQ’s QCon New York conference–joining a lineup that included Adrian Cockcroft, Claudia Perlich, David Nolen (all of whom have spoken at or visited Gilt), Gil Tene (who will lunch with us next week) and Gilt Lead Software Engineer Yoni Goldberg. Other speakers included CTOs and tech leads at LinkedIn,...

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