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


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


4 Reasons GEEKon (Our Global Internal Hackathon) Rocks at Groupon

at September 21st, 2015

I’ve long been a supporter of facilitating creativity and innovation within the workplace in Tech. Shortly after coming on as Groupon’s CTO, I created our own internal hackathon that occurs every six months and is open to our development offices across the globe…we call it GEEKon. GEEKon celebrates technology at Groupon by giving our teams… 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