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From Wall Street to Silicon Alley: Why I Joined Tapad

Pål Høye, SVP of Engineering at Tapad; Tapad's NYC headquarters Last year I started a new chapter of my career. I left Goldman Sachs, a globally renowned investment bank with an annual technology budget of several billion dollars, to join Tapad, a startup that had just been acquired and that’s reputation was largely confined [...]

Tapad Engineering: Our Predictions for 2017

2016 was a busy year for us engineers at Tapad. We supported the launch of TV analytics as well as a brand new metric (VET), opened a data center in Singapore, and continue to improve our global real-time bidding system, which handles over a million queries per second with 99% being under 10 milliseconds [...]

VET: Why It Matters and the Science Behind It

For the past twenty years, traditional electronic media has used frequency of exposure (i.e. impression count) as the metric to measure performance. However, times are changing and it’s become evident that this metric simply isn’t enough to measure the effectiveness of online media. This is why, at Tapad, we are proposing and offering an improved [...]

Tapad Engineering Welcomes New Head of Data Science, Media Engineering Manager

This fall, we are excited to welcome two new members of the Tapad engineering team: Igor Elbert, Head of Data Science, and Boris Mizhen, Engineering Manager for Tapad’s Media Optimization team. With these two hires, Tapad bolsters its already impressive roster of engineering talent! Take a minute and get to know more about our new [...]

Powering the Future [ _ ]

Tapad Engineering took to the skies and headed to Scala by the Bay, the largest Scala conference on the west coast. Scala is a powerful, expressive language that brings functional programming to the JVM. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to heavy hitters like Twitter, Uber, and Netflix. Tapad represented three strong with [...]

Tapad Hackathon Fall 2016: The Culture Edition

Late last week, we hosted our fall hackathon at Tapad. This time, our theme was “culture”, meaning we challenged our engineers to think of something that would help build community here at work. While we love our current dynamic, perks and social activities (e.g. free breakfasts, running club, etc.), we wanted to see what our [...]

Customizing Highcharts

At Tapad, we have a lot of data, but rather than go into the details about the amount of data, I want to talk about how we make sense of it all. In particular we recently built new pages in our UI that include metrics and visualizations about all the data we collect. We’ve tried [...]

A Certain Type of Developer

Mark Canlas, Engineer - Here in the Big Apple it’s conference season and Tapad was proud to sponsor Scala Days 2016 on our home turf! Scala Days is a multi-day, multi-city conference for all things Scala. There’s an electrifying feeling being surrounded by like-minded folk who have a very deep appreciation for the [...]
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