Meet Groupon Engineering: Macey Briggs

at October 6th, 2014

“I like working on things that are highly visible to our customers,” said Macey Briggs, who drives project management at Groupon. In this role she works on cross functional projects that touch more than five development teams across the company. Macey has been at Groupon for three years and currently leads teams in Chicago and… Read More

Meet Groupon Engineering: Ali Vanderveld

at October 6th, 2014

Ali Vanderveld is a Data Scientist at Groupon. Prior to Groupon, she was at the University of Chicago where she was a research fellow. Ali holds a PhD in Physics from Cornell. Read below to find out more about her work. LR: How long have you been at Groupon? AV: A little over one year…. Read More

Meet Groupon Engineering: Ushashi Chakraborty

at October 6th, 2014

Ushashi joined Groupon just under a year ago as a software development engineer in Test on the Internal Tools team. Ushashi works on backend tools and the testing of Groupon products. She collaborates extensively with the data mining team, writing tests to ensure that the predictive and recommendational algorithms are working correctly by having a… Read More

Meet Groupon Engineering: Swati Raju

at October 1st, 2014

Swati Raju was the first female engineer to join Groupon. She is an engineering manager on the mobile team, focusing on the development of new products with a mobile use case in mind. She is also working on the migration of our current mobile website to the I-Tier platform. Find out more about her work… Read More

Meet Groupon Engineering: Aaron Bedra and Sean Massa

at September 26th, 2014

Aaron Bedra, Senior Fellow and software security expert, talks with Sean Massa, Software Engineer, about the new UI Engineering team and what drives their work at Groupon: Sean and Aaron head a number of dev and engineering groups in Chicago’s dev community. Here is a look into some of the groups they lead:… Read More

Optimizing Redis Storage

at September 22nd, 2014

One of the tasks of our Optimize team is to build a real-time analytics engine for our A/B testing framework which involves analyzing the consumers experiencing each of the variants on each experiment. Along with this, we need to look at each deal sold in the system and properly attribute each sale to the experiments… Read More

Groupon Mobile Helps Launch Apple Pay

at September 9th, 2014

With nearly 92 million app downloads worldwide and more than half of our transactions occurring on mobile devices, Groupon is one of the largest mobile commerce companies in the world. We continue to evolve with mobile and today we’re announcing our integration with Apple Pay, a new mobile payments service that will provide an easy,… Read More

Groupon Engineering Supports RailsGirls Summer of Code and Open Source

at August 12th, 2014

Rails Girls Summer of Code is a global fellowship program aimed at bringing more diversity into Open Source. Successful applicants from all over the world are paid a monthly stipend, from July-September, to work on Open Source projects of their choice. Groupon Engineering is supporting this great effort contributing as a Bronze Sponsor and recently… Read More

Groupon Engineering launches Otterconf’14

at August 10th, 2014

Groupon Engineering launched its first global front end developer conference: Otterconf’14. Groupon developers from our dev centers around the world flew into our Chicago office for two days of collaborating and sharing best practices around I-Tier, our global web platform. Andrew Bloom, Adam Geitgey, Dan Gilbert and Antonios Gkogkakis, who all work on I-Tier, gloss… Read More