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Matt MillunchickTechnical Program Manager at Facebook

Facebook Hacker Cup Finals: A Champion is Crowned

Posted about 7 years ago
blog post · Culture · Web · Data · Compute · Hacking · Recruiting

The Facebook Hacker Cup started off with 11,768 people from around the world competing to solve some of the most difficult algorithmic coding challenges in three online elimination rounds. Twenty five emerged as finalists and were flown to Facebook’s HQ in Palo Alto, California, to compete in today’s ultimate event. Read more...

Cameron MarlowData Scientist at Facebook

A New Year of Facebook Fellowships

Posted about 7 years ago
blog post · Data · Culture · Research · Recruiting

Last year we introduced the Facebook Fellowship program to help support the inventive research in the academic world. We were thrilled with the response to the program during its first year, both in terms of the number of applications and the range of applicable research areas. We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our inaugural class of Facebook Fellows, and it is clear that we have a lot to learn from the academy. Read more...

Tim StankeEngineering at Facebook

Announcing the Facebook 2011 Hacker Cup

Posted about 7 years ago
blog post · Data · Culture · Compute · Hacking · Recruiting

Hacking is a central part of Facebook's culture. Whether we're building the next big product at one of our Hackathons or creating a smarter search algorithm, we're always hacking to find a better way of doing things. 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...

Ari SteinbergSoftware engineer at Facebook
Ben HamiltonSoftware engineer at Facebook

Bootcamp: Growing Culture at Facebook

Posted about 8 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Bootcamp · Recruiting

One of the biggest challenges in any company is instilling your culture and values in your new hires. Especially as a company grows, this challenge becomes harder and harder to solve. In my experience, the most successful companies build a strong, self-sustaining culture from the very early stages, and use that foundation to recruit and retain the best talent in the industry. I just finished my first six weeks here, and I'm proud to say Facebook's engineering organization is built around reinforcing a unique culture of self-sufficient individual contribution from Day One with our Engineering Bootcamp program. (If you don't know much about Engineering Bootcamp at Facebook, check out Andrew Bosworth's excellent introduction to this innovative program. It's great reading!) Looking in from the outside, the idea of joining a general pool of newbie engineers, learning from my mentors and peers, and then choosing the team that best fit me seemed a little alien at first. Before Facebook, I'd always been assigned to a team before my first interview at a company. To think I had control over my own destiny at Facebook was at the same time empowering—and more than a little nerve-wracking! In hindsight, though, the ideas behind Bootcamp are simple and brilliant, and refreshingly different from a traditional new hire training program. Six weeks of hands-on concrete problem solving and cross-team feature work with an experienced mentor are a perfect way for any group (not just Engineering!) to:. Read more...

BozVP of AR/VR at Facebook

Facebook Engineering Bootcamp

Posted about 8 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Recruiting · Bootcamp

One of the statistics we are most proud of at Facebook is our ratio of users to engineers. When I joined the company in January of 2006, we had 5 million users being supported by about 15 engineers, a ratio of about 300,000 users per engineer. We have more than doubled the size of our engineering team every year since then, but our user growth has far outpaced us. Today there are roughly 1.2 million users per engineer. In the summer of 2008, as the engineering team was poised to pass Dunbar's number, we decided to try something new to help us scale. Every new engineer that joined Facebook, whether a recent college grad or a new director, would go through an intensive six week program designed to immerse the new engineer into our code base, give greater flexibility in choosing a project, and promote the types of habits that would allow us to scale up our organization. That program is called Bootcamp. Read more...

Tim StankeEngineering at Facebook

Facebook on TopCoder

Posted about 8 years ago
blog post · Culture · Compute · Hacking · Recruiting · Academics

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