When Facebook officially registered its initial public offering in February 2012, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote about “The Hacker Way.” What does The Hacker Way mean two years later? Zuckerberg discussed Facebook’s hacker culture during the company’s annual meeting Thursday at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, Calif.
Facebook decided that the best way to protect itself and its employees from hackers was to hack its own employees, and it did just that in October, holding its second annual “Hacktober.”
Facebook is sure to undergo substantial inner-workings changes after it becomes a publicly traded company May 18. A recent study by San Mateo, Calif.-based advisory firm Altimeter Group speculated on a few potential implications posed by the approaching initial public offering. Here are a few that raise interesting propositions worth considering.