Search results for: life at MediaMath

When You’re Done, You’re Only Halfway Done

You’ve just checked in your code, given it a version number and are about to send it to QA, but wait, are you sure you are done? Sometimes when I use a new whizbang program, only to find it lacks some things which every useful program should have.  It is easy, especially when building a complex program with unique functionality, to focus entirely on the unique offering of the program. While an enormous amount of time should be put into differentiating a program, there are certain features that users now expect in order to get the highest performance out of […]

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 […]

Family Ninjutsu: Coding like a teenage mutant turtle and still home for dinner

// 10.02.2014 // Culture

In some ways, I am my father. I live in the suburbs with my amazing wife and wonderful daughter and son. I value offensive line-play in real, I mean, American football. Vice grips are my favorite tool. I have trypophobia. In many other ways, however, I am not. I hate golf. I know the Contra 30-lives code. I like my steak rare and my Tom Waits loud. But perhaps most strikingly, I am a software engineer to his insurance salesman. My father made a living driving to the suburbs selling insurance to other suburb-dwellers. He burned through cars like I […]

Learning how to learn: My summer on the Data Platform Team

// 08.20.2014 // Data

During the summer of 2014, I worked as an intern on the Data Platform team. One of the team’s main initiatives is to develop data workflows and reporting for other internal groups. My first project was to build a report using the programming language Scala. The report I built was for the Site Uniques Workflow, which is the data processing pipeline for all video advertising campaigns. Specifically, this report allows you to group various campaign attributes together to obtain different metrics. For example, you can group by campaign ID, website, ad exchange ID, auction ID, etc. It pulls raw bid […]

Why I’m not ready to leave MediaMath yet

// 08.13.2014 // Culture

At a career fair in January, I wandered up to Eddie Fagin, a Director of Engineering at MediaMath, and asked him if MediaMath builds education technology. It turns out MediaMath does not do education technology – they, in fact, build advertising technology. But regardless, five months later, I started my summer internship at the Cambridge office on the user interface team. Now it’s three months in, and I’m not ready to leave. My reluctance is due in part to the incredible experience I’ve gained as a developer. Working with the team in Cambridge has taught me more than any class […]

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