Groupon @ GHC: Pratyusha J

at October 6th, 2016

Groupon is excited to be a sponsor for the Grace Hopper Celebration. Leading up the conference, we’ll introduce you to some of our employees who are attending. Make sure you say hello when you see us! Pratyusha J. Software Development Engineer, iOS What does being a woman in tech mean to you? As a woman… Read More





Processing Payments At Scale

at August 23rd, 2016

Groupon recently announced gross billings of $1,492,882,000 for Q2 2016 — that’s about $17M our systems charged every single day this quarter. There is a lot of complexity associated with processing such volume, which we’re going to explore in this blog post. Setup overview Before going into details, let’s first review how our payment system… Read More


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


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


Geekfest Palo Alto Meetup: Machine Learning from Lukas Biewald

at January 15th, 2016

Groupon’s Palo Alto office is excited to be the newest chapter participating in Geekfest! Our first talk in this monthly series will be from Lukas Biewald of Crowdflower. Lukas will be speaking about machine learning, active learning and human in the loop computing; exploring how artificial intelligence systems interact with human intelligence systems. The event… Read More


Celebrating Women in Engineering at Grace Hopper

at October 14th, 2015

2015 marks the third year of Groupon’s attendance at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). Each year, we have encouraged women within our Engineering and Product teams to participate in the conference, which brings together attendees from across the globe in a forum that celebrates diversity and women’s achievements in tech. Groupon… 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