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Ralf HerbrichEngineering manager at Facebook

Research at Facebook: "Nothing Is Riskier than not Taking Risks"

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Research

Ralf Herbrich came to Facebook last October from Microsoft Research Cambridge in the UK, where he spent 11 years researching and developing products like the TrueSkill ranking and matchmaking system used in Xbox Live and Halo 3. Read more...

MySQL and Database Engineering: Mark Callaghan

Posted about 6 years ago

Mark Callaghan joined Facebook in 2009. Now, working from home in Oregon on the database infrastructure team, he does whatever it takes to keep the database running and users like Trekkie George Takei, a favorite person to get updates from amongst Mark's team, happy. Read on for Mark's insights into fast-storage challenges, Facebook's MySQL roadmap, and more. Read more...

Raylene YungEngineering

From News Feed to Timeline: Q&A with Raylene Yung

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Web · Infra · Culture · News Feed · Security · Timeline · Recruiting

Raylene Yung joined Facebook right out of school in 2009 and went to work on the News Feed team. After two years on News Feed, she worked on the Timeline, Friend Lists, and privacy teams. Read on to learn about the history of News Feed stories, how Raylene thinks about sharing on Facebook, and her recent transition into an engineering manager role. Read more...

Harry LiEngineering

Announcing the 2012-2013 Facebook Fellows

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Data · Web · Mobile · Culture · Compute · Research · Recruiting

We began the Facebook Fellowship Program in 2010 to foster ties to the academic community and support the research of promising computer science Ph.D. students. Since then, our Fellows have shown remarkable progress in their study of computer security, compiler technology, distributed systems, machine learning, and more. Because of our past winners' great successes, we decided to more than double the number of Fellowships for the 2012-2013 program. Read more...

Benjamin K. BillingsSoftware engineer at Facebook

Meet a Facebook Engineer: Ben Billings

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Infra · Performance

Ben Billings has worn many hats since coming to Facebook in 2008. He began by building internal tools to help the business run and then moved to Infrastructure, where he managed the Site Speed team for a year and a half. As of last week, Ben has made the choice to return to day-to-day coding as a software engineer on the Ads team. Read on to learn more about how his goals changed over the years and what he’s learned about balancing growth and site performance while moving fast. Read more...

Ben HamiltonSoftware engineer at Facebook

Meet a Facebook Engineer: Ben Gertzfield

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Mobile · Messages · iOS · Chat · Hacking

At Facebook, our engineers collaborate to create an open environment where ideas win and are executed quickly. Each week, our engineers will give you a look into what it's like to iterate and build at Facebook in our new "Meet a Facebook Engineer" Q&A series. Check back weekly to hear from different engineers about what problems they're passionate about solving right now, what they're up to at Facebook and what advice they have for you. Read more...

Philip SuSoftware engineer at Facebook

Meet a Facebook Engineer: Philip Su

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Web · London · Seattle · Messages · Design Tools

At Facebook, our engineers collaborate to create an open environment where ideas win and are executed quickly. Each week, our engineers will give you a look into what it's like to ideate and build at Facebook in our new "Meet a Facebook Engineer" Q&A series. Check back weekly to hear from different engineers about what problems they're passionate about solving right now, what they're up to at Facebook and what advice they have for you. Read more...

BozVP of AR/VR at Facebook

Meet a Facebook Engineer: Andrew (Boz) Bosworth

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Bootcamp · Recruiting · Hacking

At Facebook, our engineers collaborate to create an open environment where ideas win and are executed quickly. Each week, our engineers will give you a look into what it's like to ideate and build at Facebook in our new "Meet a Facebook Engineer" Q&A series. Check back weekly to hear from different engineers about what problems they're passionate about solving right now, what they're up to at Facebook and what advice they have for you. Read more...

Josh WisemanSoftware engineer at Facebook

Meet a Facebook Engineer: Josh Wiseman

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Chat · Hacking

At Facebook, our engineers collaborate to create an open environment where ideas win and are executed quickly. Each week, our engineers will give you a look into what it's like to ideate and build at Facebook in our new "Meet a Facebook Engineer" Q&A series. Check back weekly to hear from different engineers about what problems they're passionate about solving right now, what they're up to at Facebook and what advice they have for you. Read more...

Vijaye RajiEngineering at Facebook

Meet a Facebook Engineer: Vijaye Raji

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Seattle · Messages · Graph

At Facebook, our engineers collaborate to create an open environment where ideas win and are executed quickly. Each week, our engineers will give you a look into what it's like to ideate and build at Facebook in our new "Meet a Facebook Engineer" Q&A series. Check back weekly to hear from different engineers about what problems they're passionate about solving right now, what they're up to at Facebook and what advice they have for you. Read more...

Peter WilsonEngineering

Meet a Facebook Engineer: Peter Wilson

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Seattle · Recruiting

At Facebook, our engineers collaborate to create an open environment where ideas win and are executed quickly. Each week, our engineers will give you a look into what it's like to ideate and build at Facebook in our new "Meet a Facebook Engineer" Q&A series. Check back weekly to hear from different engineers about what problems they're passionate about solving right now, what they're up to at Facebook and what advice they have for you. Read more...

Keith AdamsEngineer at Facebook

Meet a Facebook Engineer: Keith Adams

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Web · PHP · HipHop · Backend · Languages

At Facebook, our engineers collaborate to create an open environment where ideas win and are executed quickly. Each week, our engineers will give you a look into what it's like to ideate and build at Facebook in our new "Meet a Facebook Engineer" Q&A series. Check back weekly to hear from different engineers about what problems they're passionate about solving right now, what they're up to at Facebook and what advice they have for you. Read more...

David AlvesEngineering

Announcing Facebook’s 2012 Hacker Cup

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Web · Data · Culture · Compute · Hacking · Recruiting

Hacking is core to how we build at Facebook. Whether we’re building a prototype for a major product like Timeline at a Hackathon, creating a smarter search algorithm, or tearing down walls at our new headquarters, we’re always hacking to find better ways to solve problems. Read more...

Haiping ZhaoSenior Server Engineer at Facebook

Meet a Facebook Engineer: Haiping Zhao

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Data · HipHop · Testing · Languages

At Facebook, our engineers collaborate to create an open environment where ideas win and are executed quickly. Each week, our engineers will give you a look into what it's like to ideate and build at Facebook in our new "Meet a Facebook Engineer" Q&A series. Check back weekly to hear from different engineers about what problems they're passionate about solving right now, what they're up to at Facebook and what advice they have for you. Read more...

Carlos BuenoFixer at Facebook

Meet a Facebook Engineer: Carlos Bueno

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Performance · Optimization · Analytics · Tooling

At Facebook, our engineers collaborate to create an open environment where ideas win and are executed quickly. Beginning this week, our engineers will give you a look into what it's like to ideate and build at Facebook in our new "Meet a Facebook Engineer" Q&A series. Check back every week to hear from different engineers about what problems they're passionate about solving right now, what they're up to at Facebook and what advice they have for you. 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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Kent BeckCatalyst, Storyteller at Facebook

Software Design Glossary

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute

At Facebook, my responsibilities include the quality of software design—not what the users see, but what the engineers work with every day. I have been thinking about software design most of my career, and I use specialized vocabulary in an effort to be both precise and concise. I assumed that everyone understood what I was talking about until one of our sharper engineers told me I was talking gibberish. In response, I prepared this glossary. It turned out to be a compact introduction to the important concepts software designers need to master. Read more...

Qiang WuInfrastructure Software Engineer at Facebook

Keeping the Site Reliable While Moving Fast

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Infra · Web · Data · Culture · Optimization · Performance · Backend · Platform · Chat · PHPmore

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Mo KudekiEngineering
Ari SteinbergSoftware engineer at Facebook

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