Meet The Keynote: Jocelyn Goldfein, Former Director of Engineering at Facebook

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The former Director of Engineering at Facebook and newly turned Angel investor will mentor and give a keynote at our HowTo Conference this month!

By Ayesha Rizvi (Multimedia & Editorial Assistant, Women 2.0)

Her path has led her from Silicon Valley to Austin to NYC and back. She’s worked for companies whose sizes range from tiny startup (MessageOne)  to industry titan of 10,000+ (Facebook and VMware), in roles ranging from engineer to co-founder to VP to director of engineering.

Jocelyn Goldfein, the main woman behind new product design and architecture at the world's largest social network, has been equally omnivorous when it comes to technology and domain. She has worked across the board from low level systems to web and mobile apps, and she’s delivered enterprise distributed systems, shrinkwrap software and the ultimate consumer social network: Facebook.

As a Facebook engineering director, she has helped scale the engineering organization through a period of hyper-growth. Notable releases include the Facebook Camera app and a redesign of the Facebook home page. Most recently she focused on Facebook’s mobile experiences. Having recently changed her path, Goldfein has now become an Angel investor and hopes to mentor many women reach their entrepreneurial goals. She holds a degree in computer science at Stanford University.

Get to know her through our latest ‘Meet the Speaker’ video and purchase your ticket for HowTo so you can hear her story live later this month!

 


About the author: Ayesha Rizvi is a multimedia & editorial assistant at Women 2.0. She is interested in women, technology & how both, when combined, can contribute to economic growth and stability in the developing world. You can find her on twitter at @arizvii