Saturday, December 03, 2011

Facebook Plans Engineering Hub in New York, Its First Outside West Coast - NYTimes.com

Bicoastal engineering

On appearances alone, the Madison Avenue office, which Ms. Sandberg said employed 100 people, could have been airlifted from the set of “The Social Network.” Employees’ fingers moved between laptop and desktop computers, stationed within inches of each other at their tables. One man zipped through a hallway on a two-wheeled skateboard (“a Facebook tradition,” he said). And on a video screen near the entrance to the 17th-floor office, the company’s co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, greeted passers-by via a taped message.

Mr. Schumer, whose daughter attended college with Mr. Zuckerberg, said, “Mayor Bloomberg and I actually met one employee here who was over 40.”

Facebook Plans Engineering Hub in New York, Its First Outside West Coast - NYTimes.com

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