Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘GumGum Gives Back’ was an initiative that allowed employees to volunteer their time as a group, twice a year, in their local communities. Past events included beach clean-ups in Santa Monica and Chicago, food drives for families in Japan and reading to children during after school programs in New York.
“With everything going online, a lot of our ‘GumGum Gives Back’ initiatives, which have always been in-person, group volunteering events, unfortunately, were put to the wayside a little bit amidst the COVID chaos,” said Lauren Angelini, Senior Publisher Operations Manager. …
Lauren Angelini, Senior Publisher Operations Manager, interviews our new Director of Corporate Communications, Angela Barnett
Lauren Angelini: Well, first of all, welcome to GumGum!
Angela Barnett: Thank you!
LA: The first question I want to ask is, what do you do here? What is your role and your responsibilities at GumGum?
AB: So, I will be handling all external communications for GumGum, so anything that has to do with the press, any speaking opportunities, social media accounts, anything that really helps to touch on the overall GumGum brand. That also plays a little bit of a role internally in helping…
GumGum Spotlight: T’Juana Albert
First, Black History is synonymous with America’s history. You can’t separate the two.
2020 was a tumultuous year that incessantly pecked away at my resolve to live a life of optimism and hope. And if nothing else, this past year proved that America is not as “evolved” as we’ve tried to convince the rest of the world into believing. We are full of it and we are true imposters. …
Having been recognized by BuiltinLA as #7 LA Best Places to Work, along with Best Midsize Companies to Work For, Best Paying Companies & Companies with the Best Benefits, we wanted to hear from our GumGummers on why they think we climbed the list — and what makes GumGum a special place to work!
For women software engineers who want to advance their career, being the only woman in the room can be isolating. In order to support gender equality at GumGum, our women engineers founded “Women Who Lunch,” a speaker series spotlighting women tech talent and how they have taken reins in their careers. So far, the group has featured 10 speakers, including Tricia Lee, svp of product and development at Sony DADC New Media Solutions, and Natascha French, CMO of VNTANA, an interactive hologram company.
We spoke with Michele Larson, the group’s co-founder and director of engineering for GumGum’s advertising sector, about…
Iris is Manager, Computer Vision
As GumGum has grown over the years, so has our baby count. 2017 was an exciting year for computer vision scientist Iris Fu, who just welcomed her first child, Christopher, into the world.. Iris is a force to be reckoned with — a young, working mother who sits on our computer vision team — helming a role that requires constant, detailed analysis of digital data. Establishing stability in many roles can be tough so Iris shared some advice for women who might be in the same situation.
How do you find balance between work and…
Michele is the Director of Engineering, Advertising Apps
Susie: Hello, why don’t you introduce yourself first.
Michele: My name is Michele Larson. I’m a Senior Engineering Manager here at GumGum. I manage the team Advertising Applications. We’re responsible for all of the web applications that support the advertising side of the business.
Susie: Nice to meet you. Can you tell me a little bit about your journey before GumGum? What brought you here and what has been your experience so far?
Michele: In college, I actually majored in Advertising and Business and started with a career in TV Production. I…