Facebook is looking for a few good men and women to build a few good drones.
Should tech companies stick with the practice of individual code ownership, where one engineer is responsible for his or her code throughout its usage? Facebook software engineer Pierre Raynaud-Richard explained why the process is not used at the social network in a post on its engineering blog.
Many buildings in Manhattan walk the fine line between maintaining their lush histories and upgrading their interiors and amenities to keep up with today’s needs, and Facebook’s new office at 770 Broadway is no exception, as many of the social network’s New York-based employees found out Monday, which was moving day into the Frank Gehry-designed space.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the challenges the social network has faced in hiring skilled engineers in response to a question during the company’s second-quarter earnings call Wednesday.
Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer and Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein discussed the social network’s efforts to recruit female engineers and the challenges involved while speaking at the she++ conference at Stanford University this weekend.
Before engineers at Facebook touch a single line of code, they go through boot camp, and Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg West got an inside look at the process, speaking with David Recordon, engineering manager at the social network, and fellow Engineering Manager Charu Gupta, who brought the added perspective of having worked at Google prior to Facebook.
With Facebook moving closer to expanding its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., calling in an architect was a natural step. However, the social network didn’t tap just any architect, bringing in world-famous Frank Gehry.
Serkan Piantino is keeping busy these days. The Facebook engineer who astonishingly took timeline from concept to rollout in half a year and gave news feed, the idea, legs to walk on is now charged with staffing the social network’s New York engineering wing, which opened in January with scads of new talent, Wired reports.
Recession? What recession? Assuming two anonymous responders to a Quora post are telling the truth, there’s certainly no shortage of money for engineers joining Facebook straight out of school.