The Rise and Fall of GitLab CI

Greetings Wayfair Engineering Enthusiasts: old, new, and returned. We’re gathered today (virtually) to collect a story from Wayfair’s history. I’m Gary White, volunteering historian, frequent worker. I’m going to share with you all the journey we took as an organization to adopt Continuous Integration. This is part one of two….

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Halo Effects Platform

 By Sarah Cotterill It’s critically important for Wayfair to understand the causal impact on customer’s future spend of various customer actions, like downloading our mobile app, subscribing/unsubscribing from our email list, or purchasing in different product classes. These estimates not only inform strategic business decisions at a high-level, such as……

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Principal Engineer Role

Bernie Miles, Head of Engineering, and Darach Ennis, Principal Engineer, discuss the role of principal engineer at Wayfair as well as the interesting challenges that accompany the position. 00:00 Intros 00:44 Why did Darach join Wayfair? 01:26 How would you describe event processing at Wayfair and why does Wayfair have…

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Jira (Projecthub) on Kubernetes

In the last decade, Wayfair relied heavily on its homegrown ticketing system for its Engineering, Product, and Operational needs. Starting Q1 2020, Wayfair decided to standardize on Projecthub (Atlassian Jira) thus enabling a range of powerful features, all unified under one single platform. Containerized Jira environment is a relatively fresh…

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