Introducing Terraform at GumGum
At GumGum, we work completely with AWS and have more than 100+ services to build, automate, maintain, and secure.
We are used to automating most of our services using Ansible on AWS but the more services you need to manage, the harder it gets to automate everything.
Moreover, Ansible is mostly a configuration management tool, which means they are designed to install and manage software on existing servers. We could technically use Ansible to provision most of the resources we need, but we realized that Ansible does not perfectly fit as it's more a procedural style where you write code that specifies, step-by-step, how to achieve some desired end state compared to an orchestration tools where you write code that specifies your desired end state, and the IAC tool itself is responsible for figuring out how to achieve that state.
People of GumGum: Kara Petrocelli
I love that I get to talk to our partners all day, every day. These are longtime partners that I’ve known since I started at GumGum, so the relationships are meaningful. On the flip side, I can also dive into the tech side of things with the help of our ad server team.
Women of GumGum: Intro to the First Two Women of GumGum Japan!
Emma Lucas (left) and Momoko “Momo” Kaneko (right), the two newest members of GumGum Japan, are globetrotters with a flair for international business. It was really enjoyable to interview them both and learn more about their fascinating paths to GumGum.
People of GumGum: Whitney Graves
Whitney Graves, GumGum’s Agency Relations Manager, recently moderated a panel discussion to help grasp the importance of understanding an agency mindset and create a forum for large-scale discussions on the agency experience.
Hackathon 2018 Highlights and More!
Our GumGum Hackathon competition was held July 11th-13th. For those who aren’t familiar, our Hackathon is an opportunity for employees across the globe to come together in teams of four (or less), bring an idea to life in 48 hours and ultimately showcase their creation to our panel of judges to compete for the $2,500 cash prize!