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Building an efficient neural language model over a billion words

Posted about 10 months ago

Facebook AI Research (FAIR) releases a library for recurrent neural networks as well as a novel softmax function approximation tailored for GPUs. Read more...

Bryan O'SullivanEngineering at Facebook

Peter O'Hearn elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Posted about 12 months ago
blog post · Mobile · Tooling · Testing · Academics

O'Hearn's work on separation logic underpins Facebook's open source static analyzer Infer. Read more...

Erin GreenEngineering

Meet the wogrammers — women in engineering

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Culture · Hacking · Women in Tech · Academics

Looking at the important secondary effects of highlighting amazing women engineers. Read more...

Raylene YungEngineering

Announcing the 2014 Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Women in Tech · Recruiting · Academics

Beginning today, female university students excelling in computer science can apply for one of 25 scholarships to attend the Grace Hopper Conference with Facebook in Phoenix, AZ, from October 6 - 11, 2014. Read more...

Jay BorensteinEngineering

Facebook Open Academy: Bringing open source to CS curricula

Posted about 4 years ago
blog post · Culture · Open Source · Hacking · Academics

Open source is a huge part of Facebook engineering. Whether we're building new data infrastructure tools like Corona and Presto to manage our warehouses on Hadoop, releasing a new mobile build tool like Buck, or improving PHP runtime with HHVM, open source projects are integral to our operations. Read more...

Jocelyn GoldfeinEngineering at Facebook

Facebook Celebrates Women in Computing with Grace Hopper Scholarship

Posted about 4 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Women in Tech · Recruiting · Academics

UPDATE: We are extending the deadline for the Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship to Sunday, 6/16. Read more...

2012 Grace Hopper Conference Recap

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Women in Tech · Recruiting · Academics

A couple of weeks ago, Facebook traveled to the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Baltimore with 36 scholarship recipients. These women came from schools and companies across the country to spend a week meeting and learning from remarkable women making waves in tech. Read more...

Peter CottleEngineering at Facebook

Interning at Facebook: Building the new mobile advertising interface

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Mobile · Culture · iOS · Platform · User Experience · Bootcamp · Academics · Recruiting

Before starting my internship at Facebook, I was told that intern mentors focus on impact when assigning projects. Originally I thought this meant I would be writing unit tests that ran on a lot of servers, or maybe writing documentation that many people would read. I learned instead that mentors have the ability to assign interns critical features in a product’s roadmap. Receiving such a project can be intimidating, but when the intern rises to the challenge, the payoff is huge. Read more...

Jocelyn GoldfeinEngineering at Facebook

Announcing the Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Women in Tech · Recruiting · Academics

This fall, we'll join hundreds of remarkable women in technology in Baltimore, Maryland for our fifth year at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. We're looking forward to tackling this year's theme, "Are We There Yet?," with 25 university and industry Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship winners. Read more...

Mary PimenovaEngineering

Moving Fast and Staying Reliable: Mary Pimenova

Posted about 5 years ago

Mary Pimenova is a recent grad and software engineer on the Site Performance team. Read on to learn how her team keeps the site reliable, how she got her start, and her advice for people breaking into software engineering. Read more...

Dare2BDigital: Why STEM needs women

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Women in Tech · Academics

Servane Demol, a manager on the Information Technology team, spoke at the 2012 Dare2BDigital conference earlier this year. Dare2bDigital brings young women ages 11 to 17 together with over 400 young women, parents, and mentors from around the Bay Area to inspire women to pursue technology education and careers. This year, the conference explored robotics, programming, blogging, eCommerce, collaboration software, networking, and internet security. Read more...

Meet a Facebook Fellow: Marek Olszewski

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Infra · Research · HipHop · Academics

The Facebook Fellowship program supports Ph.D. students doing groundbreaking computer science research for one academic year. Over the past two months, the 2011-2012 Facebook Fellows have been gearing up for the end of their year with visits to Facebook HQ to present their research and meet the team. Here's a look into one Facebook Fellow's experience in Palo Alto. Read more...

Jeff RothschildVP Engineering at Facebook

High School Hackathon

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Hacking · Compute · Academics

This week is CSED Week, a call to action to share information and offer activities that will advocate for computing and elevate computer science education for students at all levels. To learn more, visit csedweek.org. Read more...

Meet a Facebook Fellow: Adrienne Porter Felt

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Research · Security · Women in Tech · Academics

The Facebook Fellowship program supports Ph.D. students doing groundbreaking computer science research for one academic year. Over the past two months, the 2011-2012 Facebook Fellows have been gearing up for the end of their year with visits to Facebook HQ to present their research and meet the team. Here's a look into one Facebook Fellow's experience in Palo Alto. Read more...

Arturo BejarEngineering

Compassion Research Day

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Data · Culture · Compute · Research · Academics

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Mo KudekiEngineering
Hee Jung RyuSoftware Engineer Intern at Facebook
Lu ChenEngineering at Facebook

My Experience with Facebook's Grace Hopper Women in Computing Scholarship

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Women in Tech · Recruiting · Academics

Facebook awarded Lu a Grace Hopper scholarship last year. She wrote this guest post to share her experience. She recently decided to join Facebook as a software engineer. This year we’ve expanded our scholarship program; you have until July 1st to apply for it. Read more...

Jocelyn GoldfeinEngineering at Facebook
Scott MacVicarEngineering

Google Summer of Code 2010

Posted about 7 years ago
blog post · Culture · Mobile · Web · Compute · Open Source · Academics · PHP · HipHop · HTML5 · JavaScript · iOSmore

This summer we participated in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) for the first time and wanted to share an update on the progress our students made. GSoC is in its sixth year and exists to encourage university students to spend their summer coding for an open source / free software project. The students in turn are awarded a stipend which definitely makes this a cool summer job. Read more...

Mike SchroepferChief Technology Officer at Facebook

Announcing the Grace Hopper Scholarship

Posted about 7 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Women in Tech · Recruiting · Academics

Last year I had the opportunity to participate on the 2009 Grace Hopper Technical Executive Forum in a discussion around the challenges organizations face with the recruitment, retention, and advancement of technical women and the solutions to these challenges. It was an educational and motivational experience, and I've subsequently met many people who were hugely impacted by attending a Grace Hopper conference. Today, I'm thrilled to announce the Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship. The scholarship will award 5 female university students excelling in Computer Science to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Atlanta, Georgia on September 28 - October 2, 2010. The conference's theme this year is 'Collaborating Across Boundaries' and offers incredible opportunities for mentoring, networking, technical and career development. To apply for the scholarship, please visit the Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship application page. Read more...

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