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Employee Spotlight: Yang Yang on learning to knit and how soccer-playing robots shaped her career

// 07.17.2014 // Culture

Yang Yang has been an engineer on MediaMath’s Core team for a year and half. In this Q&A, she shares what delights her about working at MediaMath, what she does in her off hours, and why programming is like solving difficult puzzles. First, what do you do here? I’m a Core Engineer, and I work on our bidders – building the bidders and supporting them. Our bidder system is a huge, distributed system of servers that perform the real time auctions that buy ads for clients. I use C++ mainly, with some other tools like Python, Bash script, and Perl. […]

Employee Spotlight: Turning to tech and never looking back

// 06.18.2014 // Culture

I get you. Because I’ve been there. The fluorescent lights from above weighing you down, the sound of phone conversations and keyboard clicks muffled by the cubicle walls towering around you, and that tie that always feels just a little too tight. I began my professional journey at a Fortune 50 Company; one that is widely considered an American institution. A semester-long co-op during my junior year of college led to an offer to join the corporate finance team full time when I graduated. I was fresh out of college, and followed the path of least resistance to a full […]

Developer boot camp – Part 3: Lessons learned from developer boot camp

// 06.12.2014 // Culture

Editor’s Note: In October 2013, Felix Thea had been working at MediaMath for 4.5 years and was ready for a career transition. He informed his manager that he was resigning from his position as Product Manager in order to attend App Academy, where he would train to become a developer. MediaMath wasn’t about to let Felix go without a fight Instead of an outright resignation, MediaMath and Felix agreed that upon successful completion of the course, Felix would interview for a role on the UI & Apps Team. On January 27, 2014, after 12 weeks of intensive study, Felix rejoined MediaMath’s […]

Developer Boot Camp – Part 2: What I learned & what I built at developer boot camp.

// 06.04.2014 // Culture

Editor’s Note: In October 2013, Felix Thea had been working at MediaMath for 4.5 years and was ready for a career transition. He informed his manager that he was resigning from his position as Product Manager in order to attend App Academy, where he would train to become a developer. MediaMath wasn’t about to let Felix go without a fight Instead of an outright resignation, MediaMath and Felix agreed that upon successful completion of the course, Felix would interview for a role on the UI & Apps Team. On January 27, 2014, after 12 weeks of intensive study, Felix rejoined MediaMath’s […]

Developer Boot Camp – Part 1: Why I chose to go to boot camp

// 05.28.2014 // Culture

Editor’s Note: In October 2013, Felix Thea had been working at MediaMath for 4.5 years and was ready for a career transition. He informed his manager that he was resigning from his position as Product Manager in order to attend App Academy, where he would train to become a developer. MediaMath wasn’t about to let Felix go without a fight Instead of an outright resignation, MediaMath and Felix agreed that upon successful completion of the course, Felix would interview for a role on the UI & Apps Team. On January 27, 2014, after 12 weeks of intensive study, Felix rejoined […]

From zero to demo: Lessons learned from MediaMath’s first hackathon

// 05.21.2014 // Culture

First, a little background on the engineering teams at MediaMath. In December 2012 and January 2013, we acquired two engineering companies – Chicago-based Tap.Me and Cambridge-based Akamai Advertising Decision Solutions (ADS). These acquisitions nearly doubled our engineering headcount, and officially expanded our engineering presence beyond our NYC headquarters. January 2014 marked the one-year anniversary of these acquisitions, and we wanted to kick off the year with our first-ever employee hackathon. We consider the event a tremendous success. We had 75-85% participation from our technology org, created 11 hacks, and even had one hack that may make into production. And while […]

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