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Employee Spotlight: From Adjunct to Engineer

Owein Reese, who manages a group of engineers in MediaMath’s Creatives Management Tribe, took an unusual route to a career in software development. Owein’s mother was a programmer at IBM back in the days of punch-card programming (well… the 80’s) but punch cards failed to interest him in programming as a child. It wasn’t until he got to college that he began to write code to solve mathematical problems and still later on in his career that software became the focus. Owein entered the University of Rochester with degrees in optical engineering and math at the peak of the dotcom […]

2016 Summer Hackathon Recap

// 08.09.2016 // Culture

Last week, MediaMath employees around the world tuned in for our bi-annual hackathon, and hosted more than a dozen teams working for 24 hours to build projects that wouldn’t otherwise make out sprint schedule. Joe Zawadzki, our CEO, and Byron Ellis, the CTO of Spongecell and our guest judge, shared their thoughts immediately after watching presentations from the participants.

2016 Winter Hackathon Recap

// 03.24.2016 // Culture

Last week, MediaMath’s hosted its global hackathon and what we hope will be the new template for internal technology events. MediaMath has hosted a number of hackathons in the past, and each one has seen more than its share of ambitious ideas and ingenuous solutions to everyday problems. This iteration was unique for a number of reasons—the 24-hour time-frame and global participation—but it demonstrated once again the energy and ingenuity of our team here at MediaMath. A snapshot of the hackathon, by the numbers… ~73 participants 14 teams/projects 24 hours to hack 8 locations: NYC, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Cambridge, Oregon, […]

Tom Craig Named in ComputerWorld’s Premier 100

// 11.10.2015 // Culture

This week, MediaMath CIO Tom Craig was selected for the ComputerWorld Premier 100 Award, which has recognized the top 100 IT leaders in business and technology each year since its inception in 2011. This year’s list includes senior leaders in large public companies, private companies in industries spanning financial, healthcare, technology, and consumer verticals as well as government agencies that have demonstrated an innovative use of transformative technology to solve business problems. The 100 honorees will be recognized at the AGENDA16 Conference , co-produced by CIO, ComputerWorld, and the CIO Executive Council, this March on Amelia Island in Florida. “The […]

MediaMath Do-Gooders: Teaching Coding In NYC High Schools

// 05.27.2015 // Culture

Colin MacKenzie, a developer on MediaMath’s API team, was at a conference with his teammate Adrian Frimpong last October when the presenter offered some unusual advice: instead of becoming an expert on a specific language or learning a new tool, developers should spend time strengthening their coding fundamentals. The best way to strengthen fundamentals, Colin thought, would be by teaching others how to code. Right there, in his conference seat, Colin searched “teach kids to code NYC,” found ScriptEd, and filled out a volunteer interest form. He pressed send and looked over at Adrian’s screen just in time to see […]

On the road with MediaMath: O’Reilly Software Architecture, Fluent, & more!

// 03.13.2015 // Culture

We are taking our technology on the road this spring! MediaMath’s engineering team will be presenting at conferences and hosting events across the country – from Boston to San Francisco, and New York to Chicago. If you’re planning to attend any of the events below, please let us know. We’d love to meet you! Hit us up on twitter (@mediamath) or in the comments below. March 17-19, 2015 O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference  Boston, MA MediaMath’s VP of Engineering Edward Fagin will be presenting “Breaking the logjam: From batch to streaming,” a case study of how MediaMath, a digital marketing technology platform, was able to […]

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