Michael B.

Location:

New York, NY

Member since:

May 12, 2014

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Tell us about yourself (professionally). What technical leadership experience do you have already?

Michael is the CTO and co-founder of Gilt Groupe [www.gilt.com], an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise, culinary offerings, and experiences every day, many at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home decor; artisanal ingredients; hotels and travel experiences on every continent; and unique activities in a growing list of cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and 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 and Masters in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

What languages/frameworks do you program in (Java, .NET, PHP, Ruby, etc.)? What is your favorite, if different?

scala/ruby/java and lots more

What topics might you be interested in?

Scaling organizations. Micro services. Distributed architectures.

Do you have any specific areas of expertise? Would you be willing to share it with the group?

Looking forward to speaking tonight!

What is your favorite version control system and why?

git today - fast and distributed

Introduction

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


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