• NY MusicTech @ 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 VR- Music by Mankind! For more information, and to register head to the official meetup page!
  • DevOps and Drinks : Discussing Spinnaker with GIPHY and Armory

    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 weird at a fast pace, as well as an overview of the platform and its pitfalls. For more information, and to register head to the official meetup page!
  • The Round

    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 register here!
  • 3D Print Fashion x WOW: Fashion of the Future @ 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 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. For more details,... more »
  • The Brooklyn iOS August Meetup @ 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 discuss the development of the GIPHY app’s “GIF carousel." This talk will go into some of the technical challenges of implementing the design, the custom UICollectionViewLayout solution, and more generally touch on some useful tricks for breaking down complex problems into smaller pieces. In Mike's... more »
  • Containerizing & Scaling Luigi in Kubernetes

    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 Kubernetes to increase the overall latency of our most critical ETLs. In this talk, Walter will share the exact limitations of GIPHY's old infrastructure, how they identified these bottlenecks, and how decided to overhaul their system as they containerized it. Additionally, the speaker will cover... more »
  • TKU Hackathon

    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 non-profit gives children and teens with learning and emotional disabilities valuable tech skills through weekly, summer, and evening programs like the annual hackathon. For more information, head to the event's offical press release.
  • ny-scala @ 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 our standard understanding of inheritance and interfaces? What systems in the language exist that are designed to help us think about and model programs?" For more information and to register for the event, head here.
  • Search @GIPHY: Keeping up with the Zeitgeist

    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 that allow them to exploit known performant content while experimenting with potentially successful content. This model ensures relevant content is surfaced to the end user while still trying to explore the space to ensure that new and exciting content has a chance to propagate up... more »
  • Search Algorithms with PyLadies @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 we'll take you through the history of search algorithms, from pre-digital days to web 2.0. This talk will be more of an overview of basic Search concepts which are applicable to any team looking for needles in haystacks. Register for free here!
  • genEquality Hackathon Showcase + Pitch Competition

    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 in service of building tech + tools that advance gender equality at work, at home, in culture, and in public. On January 26th, GIPHY's CTO Anthony Johnson will take part as a judge at the pitch competition, where the winning team will have a chance to... more »
  • Queer Tech Meetup @ 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 engineering culture. He also serves as a product manager for the Content Engineering and Core Services teams. So if you want to learn more about GIPHY Engineering, this is the perfect opportunity! For more information and to register for the event, head over to the... more »
  • Python Software Foundation’s Startup Row @ 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 conference badges and a free booth in Startup Row at PyCon US 2019 in May. The winning New York startup will join an alumni list that includes companies like Docker, Mixpanel,, Plotly and Quantopian, among over 100 others. You can find more information and... more »
  • Themed Hacknight: Coding for Gender Equality @ 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. Feel free to participate in the genEquality hackathon or simply come to code on your own projects and ask other members for help with your questions! For more info head over to the official meetup page!
  • GIPHY @ ‘Microservices & Microwave Dinners’

    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 Microservice Architecture." We hope to see you there! Register HERE!
  • GIPHY @ PyData NYC

    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 and learn from each other. In Anthony's talk, "Word2Vec for GIFs," he'll discuss how GIPHY used word2vec to create better suggestions for searches and GIFs and, in turn, increased user engagement on our site.
  • GIPHY @ HackNY

    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 and we hope to see you there! "Every spring and fall, hundreds of students from scores of universities around the country flock to hackNY’s Student Hackathons, where they participate in collaborative and creative coding challenges in a 24-hour coding sprint. The events open with API... more »
  • GIPHY @ HackMIT

    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. We hope to see you there!
  • GIPHY @ PennApps

    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 disaster risk grows, families and communities need to become more resilient; that is, they must improve their ability to prepare for, absorb, and recover from extreme events. In this year’s PennApps “Hack-for-Resilience” route, hackers have the chance to help people do just that, by developing... more »
  • MusicTech @ 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 more information, click here!
  • DevOps & Drinks @ 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 trends, how to balance multiple job offers, and much more. At this iteration of the meetup, Yuval Dovrat, Director of Solutions Architecture, Spotinst, will talk about "Playing Tetris with Containers - How to best utilize your infrastructure using k8s 2-levels Auto-scaler." While GIPHY's own CTO... more »
  • GIPHY @ Femgineering Lunch

    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 our Places by Foursquare team, will also join her on stage to help narrate the thought-provoking conversation. GIPHY engineers will be part of the 100 attendees from nearly 70 different companies across the industry.
  • GIPHY @ LDV Vision Summit 2018

    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 Summit, where CTO Anthony Johnson will present his keynote, "Scaling GIPHY - The Legos of Visual Communication."
  • GIPHY @ Machines + Media ’18

    May 15, 2018 Bloomberg - New York, NY 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. This year’s program will give special consideration to topics such as fake news and disinformation, changing business models, and the impact of automation on the media. GIPHY will be participating on a panel focusing on Automating Video & Images!
  • GIPHY @ Figure Eight’s TRAIN AI

    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 practical machine learning applications, an exclusive Executive Briefing Center, and an AI solutions showcase with market-leading technologies and solutions. GIPHY was happy to be attend and have our CTO, Anthony Johnson, present ‘A GIF is worth a 1,000 words: Animated thoughts about the future of... more »
  • GIPHY + Tech Kids Unlimited

    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, 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... more »
  • GIPHY @ DataEngConf

    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 Francisco, GIPHY's own Platform Engineer, Sean Quigley returns to DataEngConf to speak about GIPHY's cloud-based data architecture, Bayesian AB testing framework, and insights from using it in production.
  • Dataiku + GIPHY + Meetup

    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 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 - 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 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. For more info... more »
  • Tech@NYU + 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 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 - New York, NY 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

    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 ‘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... more »
  • GIPHY + NYCML ’17 Workshop

    September 29, 2017 GIPHY HQ - New York, NY 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 22 - 24, 2017 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI 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!

    July 26, 2017 Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School - New York, NY 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 8 - 10, 2017 University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA 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 17 - 22, 2017 Gallery 151 @ 245 W 14th St - New York, NY 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,... more »
  • HackUC 24-hour Hackathon

    June 22 - 23, 2017 UC Tech - 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... more »
  • All Star Code @ GIPHY

    July 12, 2017 GIPHY HQ - New York, NY 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 17, 2017 GIPHY HQ - New York, NY 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 13 - 14, 2017 Pier 36 @ 299 South Street - New York, NY 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 11, 2017 Hotel Americano @ 518 W 27th St - New York, NY 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... more »
  • #BBG @ GIPHY

    May 11, 2017 GIPHY HQ - New York, NY 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

    March 24, 2017 416 West 13th Street - New York, NY 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.