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Nimrod HoofienDirector, Engineering at Facebook

Accelerating growth through Facebook's Rotational Engineering Program

Posted about 5 months ago
blog post · Culture · Bootcamp · Recruiting

The one-year program provides a mix of technical skills, hands-on experience, and mentorship to help engineers from all backgrounds grow their skills. Read more...

Roy ZhangEngineering

Favorite hacks of 2016

Posted about 11 months ago

Company hackathons spurred the development of several new products and tools in 2016. Read more...

Brian K CabralDirector of Engineering at Facebook

Introducing "Here and Now" — a new short film shot with Facebook Surround 360

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Culture · Video · Open Source · Hardware

The short film showcases the potential of 3D-360 video for telling rich stories, sharing realistic experiences, and connecting people with one another. Read more...

Facebook Seattle moves into Dexter Station

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Infra · Culture · Seattle · Data Infrastructure · Storage · Platform

The open layout fosters Facebook's open and transparent culture, helping connect teams as they work together to connect the world. Read more...

F8 registration is now open!

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Culture · Web · Mobile · Android · iOS · Development Tools · Design Tools

Save the date: F8 will be April 12 and 13 in San Francisco. Read more...

Chris MarraProduct manager at Facebook

Building for emerging markets: The story behind 2G Tuesdays

Posted about 2 years ago

Giving employees a seamless way to empathize with the people using Facebook on a 2G network. Read more...

Ed WolfProduct manager at Facebook

Instrumenting meetings at Facebook

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Data · Culture

Data from calendars, motion sensors, and videoconferencing allows us to analyze how meeting space is utilized so employees get the resources they need. Read more...

72 hours to launch Celebrate Pride

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Culture · Mobile

The project was originally for internal use, started by two interns at a hackathon. A few days before the Supreme Court ruling, they decided to try to take it global. Read more...

Tom WhitnahEngineering

Building "add a link"

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Culture · iOS

How we built a new feature on iPhone that allows people to easily find and share links on Facebook. 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...

Jeffrey WielandEngineering

Introducing the Accessibility Toolkit

Posted about 3 years ago

How do you incorporate accessibility within the company's existing engineering environment?. Read more...

Augmented Traffic Control: A tool to simulate network conditions

Posted about 3 years ago

Today we are open-sourcing our design for Augmented Traffic Control on GitHub. Read more...

Tian FangEngineering

Introducing “OpenBMC”: an open software framework for next-generation system management

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Culture · Framework · Open Compute · Open Source · Hacking

Recently, we found the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) software stack too closed to meet our needs, so we built our own version, which we're open-sourcing today. Read more...

Favorite Hacks of 2014

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Culture · Infra · Data · Language Tools · Hack · Android · London

We've celebrated a lot of big moments and launches over the last year - Facebook's 10th anniversary, Internet.org, and the new Hack language, to name a few. But while our teams were cranking away on major releases, we also took some time out for good old-fashioned hacking. We had 17 hackathons this year in Menlo Park, New York, Seattle, London, Vancouver, Tel Aviv, as well as a castle and a museum. Facebookers started over 500 projects focused on infrastructure, product, culture, and even coffee! Here are some of our favorite hacks from 2014 - may they inspire your own hacks in the new year!. Read more...

Engineering Culture: Code ownership

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Culture

Individual code-ownership provides some attractive benefits at first glance: better designed, maintained, and supported code, and longer life-span for components and services. Unfortunately, it does it at the cost of introducing rigid definition of roles, which can limit innovation and company and individual growth. Read more...

Announcing the WEST (Women Entering and Staying in Tech) Mentorship Pilot

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

Today, Box, Facebook, and Pinterest are announcing that we have come together to create WEST (Women Entering and Staying in Tech), a one-on-one mentorship program to help more women enter and flourish in these increasingly important technical roles. By bringing experienced women from top technology companies across the industry together, we hope to build and maintain a new kind of mentorship program informed by the kind of work women are doing day-to-day and the most exciting opportunities becoming available in tech. Read more...

@Scale 2014 Agenda is Live!

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Web · Data · Infra · Mobile · Culture · Open Source · Open Compute · @Scale

@Scale conferences are regular industry events for engineers who build or maintain systems that are designed for scale. Read more...

Larry SchrofProduction Engineer at Facebook

#bewhoyoucansee: Larry Schrof

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Culture · Infra

As more and more people from underrepresented groups lift their voices and launch their careers in tech fields, it is more important than ever that we share their stories widely. We all need visible role models who can challenge, inspire, and motivate us. With this in mind, we’re starting the #bewhoyoucansee series. Every week, we'll profile someone from an underrepresented group working in tech to learn how they got started, what they're passionate about, and what advice they have for other people pursuing a technical career. If you're a role model, or want to share who and what inspires you, follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram by tagging your posts #bewhoyoucansee. Read more...

Ming HuaEngineering at Facebook

#bewhoyoucansee: Ming Hua

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Culture · Data · Women in Tech

As more and more people from underrepresented groups lift their voices and launch their careers in tech fields, it is more important than ever that we share their stories widely. We all need visible role models who can challenge, inspire, and motivate us. With this in mind, we’re starting the #bewhoyoucansee series. Every week, we'll profile someone from an underrepresented group working in tech to learn how they got started, what they're passionate about, and what advice they have for other people pursuing a technical career. If you're a role model, or want to share who and what inspires you, follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram by tagging your posts #bewhoyoucansee. Read more...

James PearceEngineering at Facebook

9.9 million lines of code and still moving fast - Facebook open source in 2014

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Mobile · Culture · Data · Infra · @Scale · Open Source

The first six months of 2014 have been very busy for our open source program. In the spirit of the World Cup, we thought it was time for a half-time review of some of the highlights so far. Read more...

Raylene YungEngineering

Announcing the 2014 Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship

Posted about 4 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...

Nick CorralEngineering

Technical Program Managers at Facebook

Posted about 4 years ago
blog post · Culture · Infra · Web · Data Centers · Networking and Traffic · Backend

Technical Program Managers, or TPMs, are part of a program we implement when taking on large-scale engineering efforts. TPMs are responsible for seeing programs through from beginning to end, ensuring a better workflow and more effective communication. They are a diverse group with a wide range of backgrounds, but they share common characteristics: a love for execution and a knack for doing whatever is necessary to see a program to completion. Read more...

Hack: a new programming language for HHVM

Posted about 4 years ago
blog post · Infra · Culture · Backend · Open Source · Hack · Development Tools · HipHop · Languages · Platform · Menlo Parkmore

Today we're releasing Hack, a programming language we developed for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP. Hack reconciles the fast development cycle of PHP with the discipline provided by static typing, while adding many features commonly found in other modern programming languages. Read more...

Looking back on “Look Back” videos

Posted about 4 years ago

Facebook’s mission is to help people connect with one another, and as our 10th anniversary approached last month, we wanted to do something that would let everyone participate in the event together. After some discussion, we settled on the Look Back feature, which allows people to generate one-minute videos that highlight memorable photos and posts from their time on Facebook. Read more...

Alex HollanderTech Communications at Facebook

Facebook's 4th Annual Hacker Cup Finals

Posted about 4 years ago
blog post · Culture · Hacking · Menlo Park

Last week marked Facebook’s 4th annual Hacker Cup Finals. Hacker Cup is an international coding competition that happens over three rounds online and culminates in a final competition at Facebook HQ. This year, the finalists came from 10 different countries, including Australia, Belarus, China, Japan, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, and the United States. Read more...

A Decade of Building Facebook

Posted about 4 years ago
blog post · Culture · Web · Data · Mobile · Menlo Park · Open Source · Open Compute · Data Centers · Luleå

Today we're celebrating Facebook's 10th anniversary. Check out a timeline of the engineering milestones that have built the infrastructure supporting 1.23 billion users, 201.6 billion friend connections, 400 billion shared photos, and 7.8 trillion messages sent since the start of 2012. Read more...

Ramya SethuramanEngineering

Under The Hood: Facebook Accessibility

Posted about 4 years ago
blog post · Web · Infra · Culture · Accessibility · Front End

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Making our products accessible to people with disabilities is an incredibly important step towards achieving this mission. Read more...

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