Scaling Social Products at Facebook (pre-meeting)


Scaling Social Products at Facebook
Start-up Weekend, in partnership with Facebook, is excited to announce the Building Social Products at Scale event that will take place at Ciklum’s Head Office. The event will take place on Thursday, the 28th of February from 19.00-21.30. This unique event will feature a panel of Facebook engineers who will discuss what it’s like to scale social products for an audience of over 1 billion people. The event is focused on bringing together women working in the Ukraine tech scene and will provide a special opportunity to speak with several of Facebook’s engineers and engineering managers directly, as well as network with each other.

About Facebook
Facebook is the world’s larger social network with over 900 million active users. Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected. As an employer, Facebook strives to hire the best people who want to move fast and make an impact. The company empowers people in every way it can to allow our employees to focus on what they love to do. People around the world use Facebook everyday to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on, and to share and express what matters to them.

Goranka Bjedov is the Capacity Engineer for Infrastructure at Facebook where she focuses on performance and capacity of production services. Prior to starting at Facebook, Goranka was a Performance Engineer at Google. She previously worked as reliability engineer at NetApp, the company that specializes in network attached storage, and was a performance engineering manager at AT&T Labs. Goranka holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Clarkson University and is a tenured faculty at Purdue University.

Kari Lee is an Engineering Manager for Search at Facebook where she focuses on the product and grammar aspects of Graph Search. Prior to transitioning into management, she was a software engineer working on various search infrastructure and front-end projects. She previously interned at Google and Microsoft. Kari holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Stanford University.

Mary Pimenova is a Software Engineer at Facebook where she focuses on privacy infrastructure. Prior to working on privacy, Mary worked on site performance and efficiency at Facebook. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Washington.

Amy Platt joined Facebook as the first female engineer in the Seattle, Washington office where she currently works on the Ads team. Previously, she worked for Microsoft as a developer on Bing Maps for 5 years. Amy holds a bachelor’s in math and english from the University of Hawaii Hilo, plus a bachelor’s in computer science and master’s in computer science from the University of Arizona.