Geekfest goes international with a new location: Berlin!

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at September 19th, 2017

Did you know that Groupon has over 650 web services? It takes a vast software infrastructure to run Groupon.com, the Groupon mobile apps, and a whole bunch of internal tools—and that infrastructure requires an enormous amount of technical expertise (read: geekiness). Naturally, we Groupon engineers like to share our geekiness with the world, which is… Read More


New Jersey native Umang talks self-driving cars in Pittsburgh and accepting Groupon’s cat obsession

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at July 6th, 2017

Name: Umang Bhatt Title: Product Management Intern School: Carnegie Mellon Location: Chicago What team are you interning for? Supply Intelligence and Dynamic Pricing What are you working on? On the supply intelligence team, we work to decide which merchants Groupon should target to onboard next. Using our proprietary machine learning model, we automatically curate calling lists for… Read More


Putting diversity hiring into action in Seattle

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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.

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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 did these Engineering interns tackle Groupon’s giant code base?

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at April 24th, 2017

Two interns-turned-employees share their experiences working at Groupon in both Engineering and Data Science. What have you both been working on? Sunil: I work with the Ranking and Personalization team in Palo Alto and we’re responsible for mining deals that are relevant to the customer. When you open the Groupon app on your phone or… Read More


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

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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


Why Leave Groupon Engineering for a [Much, Much] Bigger Tech Company, Then Return? Director of Engineering Manish Chhabra Tells All.

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at April 10th, 2017

I am one of the recent boomerang employees of Groupon. Like some others who have left and come back, I also decided to return for the challenging opportunities and the engineering culture. In my first role here, I was leading our Goods Engineering team which is responsible for driving the engineering and product enhancements to build the online… Read More


Groupon Hosts STEM Workshop With Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago

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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


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 Sam! Fan of FreeBSD, zip-lining and mechanical bulls…?

at June 28th, 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? My name is Sam Gwydir and I’m a senior at Texas A&M University studying Computer Engineering/Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics…. Read More