We Are Developers interviewed Anna B., blogger and product manager on the Workplace Machine Learning Team in Facebook London. Learn about applications for ML at Workplace and get some recommendations on where to start to learn about product development.
Through personal stories and moments of adversity, we are inspired by our female colleagues and how they manage to bring their authentic self to work. Find out how Evaine rediscovered herself and learned how to bring her authentic self to work, and how Yuwei learned to deal with impostor syndrome here.
In episode 10 of Inside Facebook Mobile, hear from Tal, a Technical Program Manager based in Facebook Tel Aviv, discussing Facebook Lite. Tal discusses the challenges of building, maintaining and releasing an app that has tight constraints of memory, network and disk usage, with Pascal and Mihaela. Find the podcast on:
Pocket Casts: www.fb.careers/pocketcastsifb
Find out more on our blog: www.fb.careers/insidefacebookmobile
“I’m not a typical engineer. I didn’t even know what computer engineering was until I went to college. I was pretty good at math and science, so I decided to look into programming and signed up for a few introductory classes. While I loved the work, I didn’t feel like I was learning fast enough, so I started watching YouTube videos about programming, and realized the best way for me to get the coding experience I needed was to build something.
Today, I’m a software engineer at WhatsApp. I’m passionate about my team’s focus on connecting people who don’t have the luxury of high-speed internet and technology. I'm moving to London on a one-year assignment to help build an entirely new product from the ground up and I'm excited for the opportunity.
I want people to know you don’t have to come from a certain background or look a certain way to be at Facebook—you just have to be curious and you have to be prepared to work hard.” —Wayne Jackson, Software Engineer, WhatsApp
Join our growing team! Learn more here: www.fb.careers/whatsapp
"It’s magic because it opens up a world of possibilities - the next evolution of gaming, a fully immersive computing platform, exciting new ways to learn, explore, and connect. That energy we all felt was electric. And in 2019, it’s stronger than ever." —Nate Mitchell, Head of VR in his blog 'Why I’m Excited for VR in 2019'
Join us in Facebook London as we ship global products to a community of over 2 billion people. Learn more here: www.fb.careers/teamlondon
"I like the open engineering culture, that ensures that everybody can contribute and understand the connection between the business goals of the company and the engineering products we build. I like the way in which the technologies are made open source so that this feedback to the research base."
Based in London, Facebook engineering manager and University College London (UCL) professor Mark Harman has won a prestigious award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Read more about his journey in this article.
“Before moving to Ireland, I worked for a company in India as a Systems Engineer. While working as a subcontractor with Facebook on a project, I got the opportunity to join the team at Facebook Clonee as a Controls Engineer. I loved my career, so the offer was very exciting. But I felt nervous about leaving my family and friends to move to a new country. I also wondered if I’d fit in with my new colleagues. Almost immediately, I realized these worries were unfounded. In my role, the focus is on providing a safe and sustainable environment to store the systems data across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, so people can stay connected. The biggest surprise has been the collaborative and open culture at Facebook. My new coworkers gave me a voice, and I feel comfortable asking teammates, including my manager, anything. They have been supportive and give me a sense of belonging. If you are given the opportunity to take a job in another country, don’t give it a second thought. Go for it! With teammates like mine, anyone can make it work.” —Shivanki J., Data Center Controls Engineer
Facebook is announcing a new partnership with one of the top-ranked universities worldwide in the field of artificial intelligence, with work extending from fundamental research, to applications in fields like robotics and machine intelligence, to the study of the social implications of AI. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will be supported by an initial funding grant from Facebook of $7.5 million over five years to support the creation of an independent AI ethics research center, The Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence.
Sheryl was in Ireland this week to attend Gather, a Facebook-run event for 500 small and medium-sized businesses. We are creating 1,000 new jobs in Ireland this year.