We take pride in creating exceptional products, elegant architecture and clean, simple code.
We operate at scale. We serve a lot of traffic with consistently fast page speeds. We process massive quantities of images and data every day.
We believe in building tools and systems, gathering stats and monitoring. We automate everything so that we can spend time on more interesting projects.
We give engineers a lot of latitude because we trust in their ability to make an impact.
MySQL, memcached, nginx, Solr, RabbitMQ, Hive, AWS (EC2, Route53, S3), Splunk.
This summer, four awesome interns joined Polyvore’s engineering team. Here, they share what they experienced and learned over the last three months. Alexis Larry Alexis was an engineering intern on the Android team. She is studying computer science and statistics at Carnegie Mellon University. Fun fact: Alexis’ team went paint-balling and she has the scars to prove it. This summer I was thrown into Polyvore’s Android codebase and gained a deeper understanding of what it means to be a software engineer.
By Dan Cox, Head of Engineering at Polyvore Twice a year, we have week-long hackathons at Polyvore, with a few single-day, mini-hackathons thrown in. Why so many? We have a terrific team, and we want to give them the opportunity to direct the future of Polyvore. Recently, we completed our summer hackathon, and it rocked! Coming out of that experience, I wanted to share a few tips on how to build an awesome hack culture.