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Jim Englert
Lead Software Engineer, Gilt

Jim Englert is a Lead Software Engineer at Gilt, where he focuses on improving email- and Facebook-related initiatives and personalized shopping experiences for the company’s millions of customers. Since joining Gilt in 2010 he has helped to launch Insider, Gilt’s ground-breaking customer loyalty program; brand-new SEO initiatives; and a host of other projects. He codes primarily in Scala but also works with various front-end and user-interface technologies. Prior to joining Gilt, Jim was a software engineer at Quality Health in Jersey City, N.J. and Technology Services Group in Chicago, Ill. He received his undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Illinois in 2006.

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Jim Englert (Gilt)
I'm happy to discuss Gilt's use of Riak to help solve a variety of issues including disaster recovery and data availability across data centers. We can also talk about scala, the cake pattern, Gilt's take on a service oriented architecture, personalization infrastructure, or real time event processing. Read more.
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Jim Englert (Gilt)
In July 2013 a team from Basho joined up with a team of Gilt engineers at Gilt's Dublin office to spend a few days testing how Riak would handle Gilt's production traffic on the company's main user store. In this talk Jim will discuss this process, the results of this stress test, and how Gilt--one of the top eCommerce companies in the U.S... Read more.

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