Michael Bryzek

Michael Bryzek
CTO & Founder, Gilt Groupe

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Michael Bryzek is the Chief Technology Officer for Gilt Groupe. He
brings extensive experience in developing user focused internet
software and a deep passion for leveraging technology to streamline
logistics. Prior to Gilt Groupe, Michael founded Volunteer Solutions,
an internet application service provider for the philanthropic sector
acquired by United Way of America in 2001. Michael then served as the
Chief Technology Officer for United eWay, United Way of America’s
technology subsidiary, where he created software that today supports
the activities of millions of volunteers and over 600M in donations annually.

Michael earned his Masters degree in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Location: Pavilion 2 - 3
Scott Penberthy (Gilt Groupe), Michael Bryzek (Gilt Groupe), Geir Magnusson Jr (AppNexus), Yonatan Feldman (Gilt Groupe)
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Gilt Groupe is a fascinating e-commerce business, where luxury items are sold at a discount in "flash" sales that mimic the New York sample sale experience. In this model, passionate buyers rush to grab items in a time-sensitive shopping cart, choose what they want, and check out within seconds. We discuss how to handle flash-floods of shopping cart updates via sharding in Rails. Read more.
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