GIPHY Text is Now Live in Our SDK and Chrome Extensions

March 18, 2021 10:00 am by GIPHY

GIPHY *literally* has a gazillion pieces of content indexed in its library. Just head over to the website and type in your fav search terms to get a sense of the incredibly vast amount of results (GIFs, Stickers, Clips, etc.) that we surface.  However, sometimes what you want a GIF to say is quite […]

Engaging Endpoints: 4 Ways to Supplement GIF search

April 1, 2020 7:16 pm by GIPHY

We’d like to highlight four public API endpoints designed to increase engagement and create better user experiences for products and projects integrating GIPHY. At GIPHY, we use these endpoints to help users discover content and as ancillary features for our core GIF search experience — as we know a blank search input on a platform […]

#BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon

March 27, 2020 8:30 pm by GIPHY

We’ve joined Facebook and many other partners such as Microsoft, Pinterest, Slack, TikTok, Twitter, and WeChat to support and participate in the #BuildforCOVID19 Online Hackathon — a new global hackathon to tackle the challenges and problems related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We want to encourage you – our global developer community – to join […]

NY MusicTech @ GIPHY

December 3, 2019 2:50 pm by GIPHY

December 10, 2019 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY Join us and the MusicTech meetup for a night of demos and musical performances! MusicTech is a community that’s supports the people who are defining what music technology will look like in the future. Demos by:– Christian Rutledge, Muzooka– Hazmin Valdes, BillFold POS– Deane Marcus, RIFF […]

DevOps and Drinks : Discussing Spinnaker with GIPHY and Armory

October 4, 2019 5:33 pm by GIPHY

October 10, 2019 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY Come join us on October 10th for another iteration of DevOps and Drinks, this time featuring our GIPHY Engineering’s very own Site Reliability Engineer, Bryant Rockoff, who will discuss how GIPHY has deployed and is using Spinnaker to help ensure we help to keep the internet […]

The Round

October 1, 2019 5:20 pm by GIPHY

October 3rd, 2019 @ 26 Bridge, Brooklyn NY Come see us at The Round NYC on October 3rd where we’ll be participating in a panel, sharing what it’s like to work at GIPHY Engineering and chatting with candidates about opportunities to join the team! The event is completely free. You can find more info and […]

3D Print Fashion x WOW: Fashion of the Future @ GIPHY

September 18, 2019 6:50 pm by GIPHY

September 25, 2019 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY Join us at GIPHY where 3D Print Fashion, in conjunction with Women of Wearables, are putting on a visual presentation and interactive panel dedicated to the future of fashion tech. Learn more about the people behind fashion’s most future forward innovations and exciting designs. oin us […]

The Brooklyn iOS August Meetup @ GIPHY

August 14, 2019 5:08 pm by GIPHY

August 20, 2019 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY Join us at GIPHY on Tuesday, August 20th for two exciting talks featuring our very own iOS developer, Chris Maier as well as Mike Sanderson of Tendigi. Doors open at 6:30, and presentations begin at 7. In Chris’ talk, “Building a GIF Carousel with UICollectionViewLayout” he’ll […]

Containerizing & Scaling Luigi in Kubernetes

July 26, 2019 4:05 pm by GIPHY

July 30, 2019 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY At GIPHY we love data because it lets us make data-driven decisions that improve the quality of results our users get from our search engine. Recently, GIPHY moved their Luigi pipelines from legacy infrastructure on managed AWS EC2 instances to a new containerized ecosystem inside of […]

Introducing the New and Improved GIPHY SDK

June 26, 2019 10:00 am by GIPHY

Today, we’re announcing our new and improved GIPHY SDK, the fastest and easiest way to integrate the world’s most-loved GIF library — and the full GIPHY experience — into your app for free. Built with developers and product designers in mind, our SDK is the best way to get direct access to GIFs, stickers, and new […]

Who is GIPHY Engineering?

May 21, 2019 9:34 pm by GIPHY

As GIPHY Engineering continues to grow, we thought it was important to take a step back and have a conversation about what it means to be a GIPHY Engineer. The goal wasn’t to create a spreadsheet with all the prototypical attributes of the perfect engineer, but instead to understand a bit more about ourselves as […]

Practical AI Podcast: GIPHY’s Celebrity Detector

April 19, 2019 9:52 pm by GIPHY

GIPHY Engineering’s head of R&D, Nick Hasty, joined the Practical AI Podcast to discuss the recently released Celebrity Detector. In the episode, Nick shares more details about the project, and also sheds some light on GIPHY’s origins, AI at GIPHY and more! Check out the episode below: Practical AI 38: GIPHY’s celebrity detector – Listen […]

TKU Hackathon

March 23, 2019 2:07 pm by GIPHY

March 30, 2019 2 Metro Center – Brooklyn, NY GIPHY Engineering is proud to sponsor “Level Up: A Hackathon for Gaming with a Mission” by Tech Kids Unlimited (TKU), a tech-based organization for children and teens with special needs. TKU was founded by NYU Tandon Adjunct Digital Media Professor Beth Rosenberg and her son. The […]

ny-scala @ GIPHY

March 12, 2019 5:33 pm by GIPHY

March 12, 2019 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY GIPHY Engineering is excited to host ny-scala! For this event, we’ll have a talk by Aesa, “A Tale of Two Type Systems” where he’ll address the questions below and more! “What are typeclasses and why do so many functional libraries use them? How do they fit into […]

GIPHY Engineering Celebrates Women’s History Month!

March 7, 2019 11:15 pm by GIPHY

March is Women’s History Month! For this year’s special month, GIPHY Engineering is celebrating with a whole new sticker pack dedicated to Women Pioneers in STEM. All stickers were illustrated and brought to life by the amazing Denyse Mitterhofer, and you can find them on, the GIPHY mobile app and anywhere you get your […]

Search @GIPHY: Keeping up with the Zeitgeist

February 12, 2019 5:05 pm by GIPHY

February 12, 2019 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY While on the outside GIPHY search may seem like a standard search problem, being on the top of the zeitgeist is an increasingly viral world is a constant challenge. GIPHY has devised ways to make sure their users are getting the Most relevant search via models […]

Search Algorithms with PyLadies @GIPHY

January 28, 2019 9:01 pm by GIPHY

January 30, 2019 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY GIPHY started as a way to catalogue animated GIFS and since then has evolved as a platform of creation and discovery. Fundamentally, surfacing content has been a core challenge. We have a team dedicated to providing the best Search experience for animated GIFs. During this workshop […]

genEquality Hackathon Showcase + Pitch Competition

January 26, 2019 9:10 pm by GIPHY

January 26, 2019 IDEAS42 – New York, NY Over the last four months, the genEquality Hackathon has created space and opportunities for teams to form and develop innovative solutions to alleviate gender inequality. The Hackathon has engaged participants across the globe – from the United States, Germany, India, Mexico, Japan, Myanmar, and more – all […]

Queer Tech Meetup @ GIPHY

December 6, 2018 3:51 pm by GIPHY

December 10, 2018 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY Join us for an exclusive look under the hood at GIPHY! GIPHY Engineering manager Bjorn Roche will provide insight into the microservice architecture and exciting engineering challenges the GIPHY team faces each day. As an engineering manager, Bjorn is responsible for all things career development and […]

Python Software Foundation’s Startup Row @ GIPHY

December 4, 2018 4:39 pm by GIPHY

December 4, 2018 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY Join us for an evening mashup of Python and Startups! At GIPHY HQ we’re hosting Python Software Foundation’s Startup Row. At the event, startups will five minutes to pitch and another five minutes of live Q&A from the audience. The winning team will be awarded two […]

Themed Hacknight: Coding for Gender Equality @ GIPHY

November 28, 2018 7:39 pm by GIPHY

November 29, 2018 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY GIPHY Engineering is hosting Women Who Code + genEquality’s themed hacknight “Coding for Gender Equality.” This is a general hacknight that will also allow participants who want to work on a genEquality project the opportunity to form a group and start a project for the hackathon. […]

GIPHY @ ‘Microservices & Microwave Dinners’

October 22, 2018 7:42 pm by GIPHY

October 24, 2018 Splash HQ – New York, NY We’re excited to be part of the Splash ‘Microservices & Microwave Dinners’ meetup, where we’ll have an open discussion on microservices – the nuances, hype, benefits, and more. GIPHY’s Director of Engineering API, Laurence Girard, will be moderating a discussion on “Continuous Health and Monitoring in […]


October 16, 2018 10:06 pm by GIPHY

October 17 – 19, 2018 Microsoft Conference Center Times Square – New York, NY Come join the GIPHY Engineering team at PyData NYC to hear GIPHY CTO, Anthony Johnson give his talk “Word2Vec for GIFs”! PyData conferences are amazing community based events that bring together users and developers of data analysis tools to share ideas […]


September 25, 2018 5:46 pm by GIPHY

September 29 – 30, 2018 NYU – New York, NY GIPHY is a proud sponsor of HackNY’s Fall hackathon! You know the drill, you can find our mentors there handing out GIPHY swag, helping teams with their projects and sharing info on how to use the GIPHY API. See below for information on HackNY’s Hackathon […]


September 10, 2018 7:11 pm by GIPHY

September 15 – 16, 2018 Massachusetts Institute of Technology   – Cambridge, MA For the second year running, we’ll be at HackMIT! With two GIPHY Engineers heading back to their alma mater for the weekend, we’ll be sponosring the hackathon and awarding a prize to the team with the best use of the GIPHY API. […]

GIPHY @ PennApps

September 3, 2018 7:06 pm by GIPHY

September 7 – 9, 2018 University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA GIPHY is a proud sponsor of this year’s PennApps hackathon! You can find our mentors there handing out GIPHY swag, helping teams with their projects and sharing info on how to use the GIPHY API. See below for information on this year’s theme! “As […]

MusicTech @ GIPHY

July 16, 2018 3:38 pm by GIPHY

July 18, 2018 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY GIPHY is excited to host this month’s MusicTech Meetup! MusicTech is a community that supports the people who are defining what music technology will look like in the future. Demos by: Merch Cat, WR1, Radiate and Indie.Ninja Performance by: Kelsey Pyro To sign up and find […]

DevOps & Drinks @ GIPHY

June 18, 2018 2:12 pm by GIPHY

June 21, 2018 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY GIPHY will host ‘DevOps & Drinks’ a meetup of DevOps Engineers in NYC who get together to discuss real world DevOps strategies with some of the top experts in their field, as well as conversations about the current state of the DevOps job market, employer hiring […]

GIPHY @ Femgineering Lunch

May 21, 2018 6:57 pm by GIPHY

May 24, 2018 Foursquare HQ – New York, NY Foursquare is hosting its first-ever “Femgineering” lunch in partnership with Union Square Ventures to facilitate impactful conversations around women in tech. The discussion will be led by Shani Offen, a talented Machine Learning Chapter Lead at Spotify. Natalie Weyerhaeuser, a Technical Lead who has worked on […]

GIPHY @ LDV Vision Summit 2018

May 21, 2018 2:48 pm by GIPHY

May 23 – 24, 2018 SVA Theater – New York, NY LDV Vision Summit, the premier global gathering in visual tech where experts gather to explore how visual tech leveraging computer vision, machine learning & AI are empowering people, businesses and disrupting others. GIPHY is proud to be a part of this year’s LDV Vision […]

GIPHY @ Machines + Media ’18

May 12, 2018 3:49 pm by GIPHY

NYC Media Lab’s Machines + Media, 2nd annual conference sponsored and hosted by Bloomberg – will focus on new applications of data science and technology in media and journalism.

GIPHY @ Figure Eight’s TRAIN AI

May 9, 2018 2:53 pm by GIPHY

May 9 – 10, 2018 PIER 27 – San Francisco, CA Train AI, presented by Figure Eight, is a two-day event for machine learning experts, forward-thinking executives, and product and engineering innovators to learn how AI is being applied to real business problems. Train AI features keynotes from industry leaders, real world case studies on […]

GIPHY + Tech Kids Unlimited

April 16, 2018 2:52 pm by GIPHY

March 25, 2018 NYU Tandon School of Engineering – New York, NY GIPHY Engineering is a proud sponsor of ‘Stand Up for the Internet’ – a hackathon on digital citizenship, net neutrality, and privacy hosted by Tech Kids Unlimited (TKU). Students participating in the TKU Hackathon will work to explore issues related to internet health, […]

GIPHY @ DataEngConf

April 9, 2018 2:54 pm by GIPHY

April 17 – 18, 2018 Mission Bay Conference Center – San Francisco, CA DataEngConf is the first technical conference that bridges the gap between data scientists, data engineers and data analysts. Conference talks focus on examples of real-world architectures of data pipelines and platforms, and applied, practical examples of data science. This year in San […]

Dataiku + GIPHY + Meetup

March 13, 2018 4:43 pm by GIPHY

March 20, 2018 NYC Data Science Academy – New York, NY GIPHY Engineering will be participating in an event hosted by Dataiku to present examples in which search engines can make or break a product. Our Lead Data Scientist, Yael Elmatad, will be speaking about how we develop our search engine to remain at the […]

Introducing a new look for GIPHY Engineering

January 17, 2018 5:56 pm by GIPHY

Technology is changing the way we communicate and the way we communicate is driving innovation in technology. GIPHY Engineering is revolutionizing both – when words don’t cut it, say it with GIPHY. Follow us on Twitter @GIPHYENG for all the exciting GIPHY Engineering updates!

GIPHY @ FullStack Engineering Meetup

November 9, 2017 3:47 pm by GIPHY

November 15, 2017 FullStack Engineering Meetup – New York, NY “Stacksgiving”, hosted by FullStack Engineering Meetup, will be a night focused on working with time series data. Our very own GIPHY Search Engineer Fiona Candon will be giving a talk titled ‘Time Series on a Time Crunch’. Using GIPHY’s user analytics launch as a case […]


November 9, 2017 3:18 pm by GIPHY

November 14, 2017 GIPHY HQ – New York, NY GIPHY is happily hosting Tech@NYU for their event on ‘Non-Traditional: Unique Paths Into Tech’. During this event attendees will hear from speakers who stumbled into the tech industry and provide insight around how they can do the same. If you’re changing your mind about your major […]

GIPHY @ DataEngConf

October 24, 2017 8:07 pm by GIPHY

DataEngConf is the first technical conference that bridges the gap between data engineering and data science hosted by Hakka Labs – a community for software engineers, data scientists and data analysts centered around open source data technologies.

Visioncamp: betaworks + GIPHY

October 4, 2017 1:33 pm by GIPHY

January 2018 betaworks HQ – New York, NY Betaworks is rolling out visioncamp, a thematically-driven, frontier tech accelerator focused on the visual computing space, and GIPHY is thrilled to be a part of it. Visioncamp, beginning in January 2018, is the third camp program out of betaworks and will focus on AR, computer vision, and […]

GIPHY + NYCML ’17 Workshop

September 29, 2017 1:07 am by GIPHY

NYC Media Lab is dedicated to connecting digital media and technology companies with New York City’s universities to drive innovation, entrepreneurship and talent development. This year they are hosting NYCML’17, a summit bringing the best thinking, projects and talent in digital media from universities in NYC and beyond and GIPHY is excited to be a part of it. GIPHY will be hosting a workshop at our headquarters on SEARCH: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE. During this workshop we’ll take you through the history of search algorithms, from pre-digital days to web 2.0.

The GIPHY SDK is now Open Source

September 27, 2017 7:47 pm by GIPHY

In this week’s news at GIPHY we are announcing the open-sourcing of the GIPHY SDK. This is the same code that powers some of our own products and will make integrating the GIPHY API even simpler. Available for iOS, Android and various other programming languages, the code can be found on GIthub under the Mozilla Public License, v. 2.0. Where applicable, binaries are published to public repositories.


September 9, 2017 2:43 pm by GIPHY

GIPHY is a proud sponsor of University of Michigan’s 2017 MHACKS X. A 36 hour hackathon where teams work together to build, code or design projects, aka hacks. GIPHY representatives who will participate in the fun and help pick winners for the best use of the GIPHY API – exciting stuff!


September 8, 2017 4:35 pm by GIPHY

GIPHY partnered with BREAKTHROUGH NY and visited a local high school to talk to them about opportunities in tech, share some info on what GIPHY does and ultimately, get them excited about programming and tech. By participating, GIPHY helps BREAKTHROUGH NY, a non-profit organization, achieve their mission to transform the lives of motivated, low-income students by prepping them for college graduation and succeed in the world.

GIPHY @ PennApps

September 7, 2017 3:11 pm by GIPHY

Founded in the fall of 2009, PennApps was the nation’s first student-run college hackathon and GIPHY is a proud sponsor this year! Over a thousand students from the U.S. and other countries like Switzerland, Canada, England, and Singapore will be in Philadelphia for a weekend of creation and discovery. GIPHY is excited to be part of the fun.

GIPHY Presents: TIME FRAME – Celebrating 30 Years of the GIF

June 7, 2017 5:09 pm by GIPHY

Happy 30th Birthday to the GIF! GIPHY is marking the occasion with TIME_FRAME: A week-long gallery exhibition exploring the history of art online, and demonstrating the power of the GIF as a format that will guide us into the future of visual culture.

Featuring works by over 30 artists, the exhibition includes interactive installations, VR experiments, artist talks, and workshops.

HackUC 24-hour Hackathon

June 5, 2017 10:42 pm by GIPHY

GIPHY is a proud sponsor of HackUC’s 24 hour high school hackathon hosted by the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, a district composed of five schools spanning a variety of subjects from engineering and computer science to health and performing arts.

The first HackUC hackathon was twelve hours and held on June 22nd, 2015. It all started with a huge plan to encourage interest in technology in high schoolers and was a huge success thanks to both the mentors and the students. You can check out some of the projects at

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All Star Code @ GIPHY

May 30, 2017 3:18 pm by GIPHY

GIPHY is hosting an All Star Code site visit for their 2017 summer initiative. All Star Code is an organization dedicated to empowering young men with the skills, networks, and mindset they need to create new futures through technology – focusing primarily on Black and Latino high school males. GIPHY will be opening their office doors to All Star Code and inviting them to learn more about GIPHY, interact with the team and gain insight first-hand into the tech industry.

Facebooks’s F8 Dev Conference @ GIPHY

May 26, 2017 5:00 pm by GIPHY

GIPHY hosted the NYC live stream of Facebook’s annual 2-day event, where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology. This year’s event was bigger than ever, it included interactive demos, announcements, and best practices that will keep us all looking ahead. GIPHY welcomed local New Yorkers to tune in and discover new features and ways to make the world more open and connected. With the help of GIPHY, there was an F8 for everyone.

TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon

May 25, 2017 5:48 pm by GIPHY

GIPHY is a proud sponsor of the 2017 TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. Preceding the Disrupt Conference is Hackathon weekend on May 13-14, where developers and engineers descend from all over the world to take part in a 24-hour hacking endurance test. Teams join forces to build a new product, present it on the Disrupt stage to a panel of expert judges for a chance to win a variety of prizes.

Out In Tech Spring Social

May 23, 2017 10:39 pm by GIPHY

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, they empower aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting their members to new opportunities and each other. They provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for the next generation of LGBTQ youth.


May 23, 2017 7:10 pm by GIPHY

GIPHY hosted a some of the girls who are involved in the #builtbygirls after school program to come to the office and learn more about GIPHY. The girls also participated in a small focus group with our mobile team. Our Director of Mobile Products did an overview of the GIPHY Mobile App and then had girls participate in a brainstorm session and develop fun features that they think added value to the app – it was a great time!

GIPHY + Wharton NY Startup Trek

May 22, 2017 10:36 pm by GIPHY

GIPHY hosted students from The Wharton School of UPenn interested in emerging tech startups at the GIPHY office. We gave them an office tour, followed by a Q&A with a few GIPHY employees. This included some folks from all departments including Ops, Partnerships, Finance, Business Development, & Editorial.