There are three events in Boston this week where Wayfair engineers will be speaking.
On Monday, July 25th, I am on a panel called “What’s Hot in Tech: Providing Next Gen Experiences,” which is part of the MITX E-Commerce Summit 2016, being held all day, from 8:30 to 5, at Google in Cambridge. Details here: http://mitxecommerce.org. Fair warning: paid admission. I’ll be speaking about Wayfair Next and our augmented and virtual reality applications. The panel is from 1:45 to 2:30 in the afternoon (details here: http://mitxecommerce.org/session/tech/), but Shrenik Sadalgi of Wayfair Next and I will be there all day, demo-ing next-gen technology, including our Tango app WayfairView, which is already in the Tango app store in Google Play, and will be available to the general public when the Lenovo Tango devices hit the market in September.
On Tuesday, July 26th, at 7:30 pm, Robby Grodin of our Marketing Engineering group is speaking on data science at General Assembly in Boston: https://generalassemb.ly/education/data-science-lets-break-it-down/boston/27296.
On Wednesday, July 27th, it’s open mike night at the Boston PHP Meetup, hosted at Wayfair. Pizza at 6, talks from 7-8:30, Q&A, wrap-up, out for beers? after that. Adam Baratz, George Carrette and I will get the ball rolling with some material about PHP 7 and a couple of other things. If you’ve been wondering why we haven’t been blogging about PHP7, it’s because we’re just rolling it out now, after wrestling with some interesting APC issues. Details on Wednesday.