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.
Facebook lets its employees easily transfer among different teams so they can garner fresh experience and avoid burnout.
On Thursday, Facebook announced their first ever Hacker Cup where the everyday Joe can compete against engineers from around the world for some major cash.