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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 […]

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 […]