Screwdriver: Improving Platform Resiliency at Groupon

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at August 23rd, 2016

“Bob is an engineer. He gets his service tested for fault tolerance and resiliency. He feels confident. Be like Bob” How confident do you feel about your service not going down in the middle of the night or during your favorite holiday? Having allocated new resources for the estimated increase in holiday traffic, would you… Read More


Geekfest Palo Alto: WhatsApp’s Secret Sauce: Erlang from behind the Trenches by Francesco Cesarini

at May 9th, 2016

We are pleased to be hosting our 5th Geekfest talk in Palo Alto this Thursday (May 12th). This talk is open to Groupon employees as well as tech enthusiasts across the Bay Area. If interested, read details below and RSVP on our Meetup.com page. Schedule: 5:45 PM – Networking and Food 6:15 PM – Talk… Read More


Groupon’s Workflow Service, “Backbeat”, Now Open Source

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at April 14th, 2016

Groupon operates globally in 28 countries. In order to stay financially nimble at this scale, the company needs automated processes for just about everything. Groupon’s Financial Engineering Developers (FED) team developed and maintain our system for automating merchant payments. The system has paid millions of merchants billions of dollars. One of the tools that helped… Read More


Codeburner – security-focused static code analysis for everyone

at March 11th, 2016

Last year, the Application Security team set out to improve upon a challenging situation: with a single security team and such a large developer community, how do we keep on top of security analysis for the ever-increasing mountain of code? The answer came about as the result of a GeekOn project to trigger automated static… Read More



Groupon’s New Green!

at August 28th, 2015

It’s not easy being green… even at Groupon. Groupon is approaching 4 years as a public company and there have been many changes and updates to the site over this time. Recently, we have decided that an update to our signature green color is needed. As Groupon becomes a true marketplace housing a full variety… Read More


Groupon Hosts Girls Who Code

at August 17th, 2015

This summer, Groupon has been hosting Girls Who Code (GWC) in their Chicago headquarters for a 7-week summer immersion program that aims to increase the number of women in Engineering by teaching high school girls the skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. GWC is a national non-profit organization working to close… Read More