Putting diversity hiring into action in Seattle

at May 31st, 2017

What’s one impactful way to connect diverse talent with tech companies? Put them in a room together and have deliberate conversations about diversity hiring. The Tech Jobs Tour, formerly TechUP, is an organization that—in conjunction with like-minded organizations such as Lesbians Who Tech—focuses on promoting and supporting diverse and non-traditional engineers in order to diversify… Read More

What’s the key to real progress for women in Tech? Anu explains.

at May 24th, 2017

Groupon’s Anu Gali, Director of Engineering & Silicon Valley Biz Journal “Women of Influence” honoree, says getting women interested in the Tech sector is only half the battle. I was recently honored at the the 2017 “Women of Influence” award ceremony organized by The Silicon Valley Business Journal. Each year the magazine recognizes local business… Read More

How is Groupon helping to empower women in Tech? Two Engineers share their stories.

at April 18th, 2017

Coding Across Silos: What One Intern Learned at Groupon The fastest way for any coder to grow is through mentorship, getting a guided and hands-on tour of real-life problems and solution development. Through its relationship with the Ada Developers Academy, Groupon is supporting the next generation of women engineers by teaming interns with experienced developers in a space where classroom… Read More

Groupon Hosts STEM Workshop With Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago

at February 21st, 2017

Groupon’s vision for STEM Education is for more students in diverse and underserved communities to have access and be inspired to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math – and today, our Social Responsibility team hosted 120 of Chicagoland’s best and brightest 3rd-8th grade scouts for a fun-filled day of STEM. Throughout… Read More

A Year in Review | 2016 Employee Volunteer Program Recap

at January 30th, 2017

  Our Social Responsibility mission is simple: to help people and communities thrive and prosper. We do this through a secret formula of employee do-goodery, responsible business practices, customer collaboration and nonprofit investment. 2016 has been an exciting year for Groupon’s Employee Volunteer Program – a year of increased engagement and more significant impact in… Read More

Groupon Intern Blog: Meet Abby & Jinting…rising UMichigan seniors on the Application Security Team in Chicago!

at July 14th, 2016

The #GrouponU Blog is back for 2016! We’ll regularly feature a Groupon intern or recent college grad telling you about their experience tackling challenging problems and working with our teams. Who are you? Abby: Hi! My name is Abby Grobbel and I am interning with Groupon this summer! I will be a senior at the… Read More

Groupon Intern Blog: Meet Annie & Lisa! Rising junior EECS Undergrads and bubble soccer pros!

at July 6th, 2016

The #GrouponU Blog is back for 2016! We’ll regularly feature a Groupon intern or recent college grad telling you about their experience tackling challenging problems and working with our teams. Nice to meet you! Who are you? Hi I’m Annie, and I’m an SDET intern on the Mobile tools, infrastructure and automation team focusing on… Read More

PrettyQuick: Talking Empathy with Peggy, a PrettyQuick Developer

at August 20th, 2015

This summer, Groupon expanded our e-commerce family with the addition of PrettyQuick: an on-demand booking service for all things beauty. Founded by Coco Meers in 2012, PrettyQuick has connected salon-ready Chicagoans with over 500 hair, nail, and body boutiques. Today, we’re chatting with Peggy Fox, a developer who applies her eclectic background to the work she… Read More

Women in Tech: Karen Talks Projects and Pegasi

at July 14th, 2015

Today’s Women in Technology (WIT) entry is about Karen, a Technical Project Manager here at Groupon. Karen gives us insight into taxonomy and how she went from Merchant Research to a role in the Tech organization.  Name: Karen  Title: Technical Project Manager Start date: August 2011 What’s your Groupon story in a nutshell? I graduated college with… Read More

Women in Tech: Senior Technical Product Manager Jena

at June 9th, 2015

Today’s Women in Technology (WIT) blog entry features Jena, a Senior Technical Product Manager in Chicago who recently represented Groupon at the Chicago Ventures’ CEO Summit. What do you enjoy about working in Engineering at Groupon? I am a Senior Technical Product Manager on the Customer Experience team. I am still a newbie to Groupon as I… Read More