City/Region: Greater DC Metro


Funding Series: -
Employees: 101+
Engineers: Unknown
Year Founded: 2015
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About the Company

When Pennsylvania native Alex Kinnier arrived in Palo Alto to build Google’s large advertiser ad-server system, he saw a troubling news for brick-and-mortar stores. They needed a way to bridge the gap between online and in-person shopping. Working with his advisor, noted economist Hal Varian, and co-founder Joanna Kochaniak, Alex launched GetUpside.

Consumers use the GetUpside app for everyday purchases, merchants use their platform to earn more profit without changing their business models, and as a result the offline world is made more efficient. And, it makes a difference for our communities.

GetUpside is known for its fun, dynamic work culture and its emphasis on their 3 key considerations: personalization, measurable impact, and mutual benefit. Those three considerations don’t just impact the app. They’re ingrained into the company culture (and benefits like free daily lunches, unlimited PTO, and stock options).

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Product Description and Tech Stack

GetUpside is one of the most popular cash back apps on the Google Play and App Stores. They’ve partnered with tens of thousands of gas stations, restaurants, and grocery stores. Their one-of-a-kind app allows users to simply scan their receipts (or Check In!) and earn cash back.

Take a look at the app here:

Tech Stack


  • AWS

  • AWS Lambda

  • Dropwizard

  • DynamoDB

  • Java

  • Jenkins

  • MySQL
  • Python

  • Terraform

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Head of Engineering
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Work Policy and Location

Work Policy: Partially Remote

1701 Rhode Island Ave NW 7th floor, Washington, DC 20036, USA


In this talk, Joanna Kochaniak from GetUpside discusses the basic concepts of machine learning in the context of text processing and document classification.