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Fireside chat w/ Michael Bryzek (Co-Founder & CTO, Gilt Groupe)
Monday, May 12, 2014 at 06:30 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Pivotal Labs, 625 Ave of Americas, 2nd Fl

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Gilt groupe has emerged as one of NY's most prominent startups, expanding rapidly from their initial focus on flash site into different eCommerce areas. Scaling to this size has brought on a lot of challenges, including how to grow their technology, how to evolve process, & how to deliver faster. Gilt group is a big proponent of Scala language, & internally uses an architectural style called LOSA (Lots of Small Services) running over 400 different small services that interact with each other.

In this fireside chat & Q&A, we will talk about the evolution of the company's technology, team, process & culture.

Michael Bryzek - Co-Founder & CTO at Gilt. MIT Alum. Husband. Father. Triathlete.

Michael is the CTO & co-founder of Gilt Groupe [], an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise, culinary offerings, & experiences every day, many at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands & products, including fashion for women, men, & children; home decor; artisanal ingredients; hotels & travel experiences on every continent; & unique activities in a growing list of cities & destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire & be inspired. Michael has built Gilt's technology platform to support massive bursts of traffic as sales start every day at noon. He holds a BSc & Masters in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


After the talk, we will go to a local bar to continue the conversation over beers. We'll go to Lilli's Victorian Establishment, 13 E 17th Street by Union Square.

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