On The Subject of Girls, Technology, and Marshmallow Or: how the Evolution of Girl Scouts and STEM is evident at Groupon

at November 14th, 2014

Groupon recently opened its green doors to some of the Girl Scouts’ best and brightest for our Scout Out Engineering event. For the second and consecutive year, Groupon Engineering and the Groupon Employee Volunteer Program partnered with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to welcome 5th and 6th graders into the Chicago… Read More

Gnome Foundation and Groupon product names (UPDATED)

at November 11th, 2014

UPDATE: There is some recent confusion around Groupon’s intended use of a product name that the GNOME Foundation believes infringes on their trademarks. While notified by the GNOME Foundation directors that they believed this was the case, we were not able to come to an agreement and were proceeding with the registration of our marks…. Read More

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Groupon’s Geekon project adds Apache Kafka Support to Facebook’s Presto exabyte scale analytic SQL engine

at November 9th, 2014

Started as a project at Groupon’s global Geekon hackathon, support for Apache Kafka adds real time querying capabilities to Presto SQL query engine. Presto is an open source distributed SQL query engine for running interactive analytic queries against data sources of all sizes ranging from gigabytes to exabytes, originally released by Facebook. Apache Kafka is… Read More

Groupon adopts Kill Bill, the open-source Payments Platform

at November 3rd, 2014

Groupon has always been a committed player in the open source community, both by releasing our tools and libraries to a larger audience and by using popular open source projects. So when we took a step back earlier this year to re-assess our global payments infrastructure, we naturally looked at what the community had to… Read More

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Meet Groupon Engineering: Tim Macdonald

at October 23rd, 2014

LR: How long have you been at Groupon? TM: Just over a year; I started part-time work in September 2013, and then switched to full-time last January. LR: What are some of the challenges and problems you get to solve in your work as a software engineer at Groupon? TM: I’ve been on several teams,… Read More

Meet Groupon Engineering Operations: Erica Geil

at October 22nd, 2014

Erica Geil has been at Groupon for over four years. “The thing I love most about my job is what I learn from the people I work with at Groupon. Everyone has different experiences, different interests and that keeps me engaged with the initiatives I oversee. I never have the same day twice,” Erica said…. Read More

Meet Groupon Engineering: Candice Savino

at October 7th, 2014

LR: How long have you been at Groupon? CS: I’ve been at Groupon for almost 3 years! I started the day after we IPO’d. LR: What do you do at Groupon? CS: Currently I’m a Sr. Engineering Manager, but I started here as a Software Engineer. LR: What are some of the challenges you get… Read More

Meet Groupon Engineering: Trina Gizel

at October 7th, 2014

Trina Gizel recently joined Groupon as Global Director of Information Technology. Among other responsibilities, Trina is the driver for the backend productivity systems for all employees at Groupon around the world. As the fastest growing company in history, Groupon has a complex IT landscape that Trina is optimizing. Click below to learn more about her… Read More