• GIPHY + Tech Kids Unlimited

    March 25, 2018
    NYU Tandon School of Engineering

    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, namely net neutrality, online privacy, and digital citizenship. All students will participate in activities that involve thinking critically about what they share and how they protect themselves online, learning about practices like web tracking and password strength.

    Tech Kids Unlimited is a not-for-profit technology-based educational organization for kids ages 7 to 19 with special needs, which empowers and inspires the next generation of digital natives to learn, create, develop and share the tools of technology.

  • Dataiku + GIPHY + Meetup

    March 20, 2018
    NYC Data Science Academy

    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 top of the social media frenzy.

    To hear about ‘Search at GIPHY: Staying on Top of the Zeitgeist’ – join us at the Meetup and RSVP here.

  • GIPHY @ FullStack Engineering Meetup

    November 15, 2017
    FullStack Engineering Meetup

    “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 study, Fiona will cover some best principles for engineering low-risk time series indexes in Elasticsearch for uncertain load, and detail how GIPHY planned for foolproof backfills to adapt to changing requirements. She’ll also share some learnings from our effective short-term cross-team collaboration.

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  • Tech@NYU + GIPHY

    November 14, 2017

    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 but worried it’s a little too late or have always been interested in technology but never given it the time of day, Tech@NYU encourages you to join!

    RSVP at

    All Tech@NYU events are covered by a strict anti-harassment policy:

  • GIPHY @ DataEngConf

    October 30 – 31, 2017
    Columbia University

    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.

    This year DataEngConf is featuring NYC’s most innovative data-oriented startups in their own track and GIPHY is one of them. We’ll be giving a talk titled ‘Dead simple AB testing at Massive Scale with Scala and Spark’ and sharing insight into how we manage massive volumes of data everyday.

  • Visioncamp: betaworks + GIPHY

    Camp begins January 2018
    Visioncamp @ betaworks HQ

    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 ‘camera-first’ products/services. As co-hosts, and co-believers in the power of the camera (GIPHY Cam, GIPHY Says and our new AR app GIPHY World), we’re excited for participants to dig into the world of Augmented Reality and build products that extend beyond the basics behind the camera.

    If this excites you, make the opportunity yours and visit to learn more. Online applications are open through October 10, 2017.

  • GIPHY + NYCML’17 Workshop

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    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.


    September 22nd – 24th, 2017
    University of Michigan North Campus

    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 will participate in the fun and help pick winners for the best use of the GIPHY API – exciting stuff!


    Wednesday, July 26 2017
    Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School

    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.


    September 8th – 10th, 2017
    University of Pennsylvania

    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

    Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Gallery 151 @ 245 W 14th St

    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. RSVP to get the latest updates on all free/open to the public events, as we’ll be adding more soon! Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • HackUC 24-hour Hackathon

    Thursday, June 22, 2017 – Friday, June 23, 2017
    Scotch Plains, NJ

    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 HQ

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    GIPHY HQ @ 416 West 13th Street

    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 HQ

    Thursday, May 17, 2017
    GIPHY HQ @ 416 West 13th Street

    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

    Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Sunday, May 14, 2017
    Pier 36 @ 299 South Street

    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

    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Hotel Americano @ 518 W 27th St

    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.

    GIPHY joined hundreds of NYC’s top LGBTQ + tech talent to catch up, grab a drink, network, and celebrate spring! We donated drink tickets on the night of the event and hosted our GIPHY Frame Gif booth. It was a fun night of socializing and mingling and it was a pleasure to be a part of the Out In Tech spring social at Hotel Americano.


    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    GIPHY HQ @ 416 West 13th Street

    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!

  • Wharton NY Startup Trek & Giphy

    Friday, March 24, 2017
    416 West 13th Street

    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.