• 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

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  • 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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