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Blog posts tagged 'Menlo Park'

Roy ZhangEngineering

Favorite hacks of 2016

Posted about 5 months ago

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

Ari EntinCommunications at Facebook

Facebook expands AI research team to Paris

Posted about 2 years ago

The researchers will work with FAIR's teams in the U.S. on projects in image and speech recognition and natural language processing, among other areas of study. Read more...

Alex SourovEngineering

Improving Facebook on Android

Posted about 3 years ago

In an effort to connect the next five billion, Facebook began to shift to a mobile-first company about two years ago. We trained hundreds of employees on mobile development, restructured internal teams to build for all platforms, and moved to a fast-paced release cycle. Read more...

Hack: a new programming language for HHVM

Posted about 3 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...

Alex HollanderTech Communications at Facebook

Facebook's 4th Annual Hacker Cup Finals

Posted about 3 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 3 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...

Hacker Cup 2013

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

Over the weekend, 24 of the world's top programmers from 10 different countries came together at Facebook HQ to compete in the third-annual Facebook Hacker Cup Finals. Read more...

Mark PikePrivacy at Facebook

A hack of epic proportions: Building a QR code on the roof

Posted about 5 years ago
blog post · Web · Culture · Hacking · Menlo Park

When the last of the employees moved in to our new Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Mark Zuckerberg announced a "Space Hackathon." His post encouraged everybody to decorate the new space to make it our own—tag the walls with spray paint, hang cool posters, and hack the building with some patented Facebook personality. But a few of us interpreted the call to action a bit too literally. We decided that we wanted our "space hack" to actually be visible from space. We wanted to hack the globe. Read more...

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