July 27th, 2016

Criteo Hackathon 2016: The MugaWatt Project

Each year, Criteo organizes an internal hackathon to improve existing projects and unearth new ideas to to improve the company. For the second year in a row, the hackathon was opened to any employee of the company and not only to engineers.

A new track called the “Business Efficiency” was added to include “Environmental Sustainability” topics.

July 6th, 2016

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love C# 

A few weeks ago, we attended NDC Oslo. Hosted in the center of beautiful downtown Oslo, NDC takes over the Spektrum arena every year for 3 days with talks about everything developers love (except Java).  The conference serves about 1900 attendees who almost entirely originate from Norway (70%) and continental Europe (25%), and features a diverse set of speakers and partners from all over the world.

July 4th, 2016

Windows Chef Cooking at Criteo

When I joined Criteo 2 years ago, I was asked to work on the automation of our infrastructure, using Chef.

More precisely, I was asked to work on the Chef automation of our Windows servers… I had neither Chef nor Ruby experience, and I was no Windows expert, but I was to take care of the more than 5000 Windows servers running our real time processing platform.

Quite a challenge don’t you think?