Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are building out a tech team to help them give away billions - Recode

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"Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have promised to give away all of their wealth, and they chose a lofty goal for one of their first philanthropic ventures: Cure all disease. The couple believes this will be a technological challenge in addition to a medical one.

So Zuckerberg and Chan have hired a technical lead for their new corporation: Amazon search executive Brian Pinkerton is joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as its new CTO.

That means Pinkerton will lead CZI’s tech team, which he says could grow to a “couple hundred people” over the next few years. It’s not entirely clear what his team will work on right away. “The jury is a little bit out on this; it’s brand new,” Pinkerton told Recode, but added that it’ll likely be a mix of building tech in-house for the corporation while also dispatching technical support to CZI’s partners."
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are building out a tech team to help them give away billions - Recode
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