Tag Archive: Jocelyn Goldfein

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Lessons of the She ++ Conference

    A treasure trove of tips, predictions and insight from the conference’s keynote speaker, Marc Andreessen, in conversation with Ruchi Sanghvi, co-founder of Cove and first female engineer at Facebook.

    by Salem Kimble (Manager, Online Strategies, BetterWorld Telecom)

    Women 2.0 is leading the charge in the world of technology for connecting women with opportunity and each other. But the timing is ripe for this conversation everywhere; including at the Stanford Computer Science department, where two female undergrads, Ellora Israni and Ayna Agarwal looked around and thought – where are all the women in engineering and computer science majors? How do we connect female high school students and undergraduates in college with the inspiration and encouragement to go for a career in this field?

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    by Angie Chang

    Is It Too Cold to "Lean In"? Women In STEM

    Etsy CTO Kellan Elliott-McCrea: “There’s a decent chance, based on their experience in industry, that your workplace is going to suck” for women, making it hard to recruit women and increase diversity.

    By Joan C. Williams (Author, The New Girls’ Network) & Katherine Ullman (Program Associate, Center for WorkLife Law)

    It’s been a rough couple of weeks for women in STEM.

    Most shockingly, Adria Richards, former developer evangelist at SendGrid, was fired after she publicly reported two men (one of whom was also fired) for making lewd jokes in earshot at a PyCon Conference. Richards has since received nasty messages for speaking out – including some that threatened her safety – in what is now referred to across the web as “Donglegate”

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    by Angie Chang

    Submit Your Best Idea For The Equal Futures App Challenge By January 19

    Individuals/teams can submit their app on equalfutures.challenge.gov until January 19th, 2013 at 12:00am (EST).

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Last year, President Obama announced at the UN General Assembly the Equal Futures Partnership, launched to increase women’s political participation and economic empowerment. Participating countries vow to to expand opportunities for women and girls to fully participate in public life and to drive more inclusive economic growth.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women In Tech Like Working For Other Women In Tech

    Research shows that women gravitate toward women-led companies.

    By Blake Landau (Founder, Artemis)

    Get Satisfaction Vice President of Marketing Azita Martin never realized she was the only woman in the room, until she wasn’t. “Now that I’m here at Get Satisfaction, I realize how refreshing it is. You don’t realize how weird being the only woman actually is until you go somewhere else where there is not only another woman, but a woman CEO,” she said.

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    by Angie Chang

    (Infographic) Ada Lovelace Day Celebrates Women Leaders In Tech

    The goal of Ada Lovelace Day is to create new role models for girls and women in these male-dominated fields by raising the profile of other women in STEM.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Today is Ada Lovelace Day – October 16, 2012 is about blogging and sharing stories of women, from engineers to scientists, from technologists to mathematicians. Who has inspired you?

    Over the last year, a number of technical women

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    by Angie Chang

    Sheryl Sandberg Explains Why Younger Women Should Pursue Tech Careers

    Facebook leaders Sheryl Sandberg and Jocelyn Goldfein share advice.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    The most influential woman in tech right now, Sheryl Sandberg, outlined some clues for younger women searching for a career or job in today’s economy.

    In a post to Quora last week, she gave three pieces of advice for younger women and made an appeal for women

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    by Angie Chang

    Facebook Engineering: Announcing The Grace Hopper Scholarship

    The Facebook scholarship awards women excelling in computer science with the chance to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference from October 3-6, 2012.

    By Jocelyn Goldfein (Director of Engineering, Facebook)

    This fall, we’ll join hundreds of remarkable women in technology in Baltimore, Maryland for our fifth year at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. We’re looking forward to tackling this year’s theme, “Are We There Yet?” with 25 university and industry Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship winners.

    The Facebook scholarship awards women excelling in computer science with the chance to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference from October 3-6, 2012.

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    by Angie Chang

    Pissed Off For Greatness

    “If you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that means you’re okay with being mediocre.” – Ray Lewis

    By Ellora Israni (Co-Founder, she++)

    It’s extremely hard to sit down and write a blog post when you’re not entirely sure that what you have to say is interesting or relevant or even remotely helpful to the rest of the world. You feel kind of like an impostor, like everything you say can and will be used against you.

    I spent a lot of time on Thought Catalog and Buzzfeed avoiding my text editor in the last couple days. Until it occurred to me that this is the exact same apprehension I experience almost every day at work, and that maybe this paralyzing fear of failure is precisely what I should write about. So here goes.

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    by Angie Chang

    What I Learned At Facebook’s Girl Geek Dinner

    Women at Facebook shared tips on everything from returning to work from a pregnancy leave, to integrating your career with your children’s lives.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Less than a week after Facebook’s IPO, a panel of women at Facebook were assembled to answer questions from the attendees of a Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner. The panel consisted of women in management positions, including Cipora Herman, Facebook Vice President of Investor Relations, and Jocelyn Goldfein, Facebook Director of Engineering.

    In addition to career advice for technical and non-technical people interested in startups and technology companies, the panel discussed tactics for childrearing and balancing a career. Panelists shared tips

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    by Angie Chang

    The Male Geek Is Not The Only Image Of Success In The Tech World

    It’s a fact that women are lagging behind men in one of the few areas of the economy where there’s growth in well-paying jobs.

    By Laura Sydell (Contributor, Ms.)

    In fact, despite the image that it’s geeky guys doing the inventing, if you use the Internet at all, you probably use a product developed by a woman. Today, most of the video you watch on the Internet is animated by a technology called Flash, and it was software programmer Sarah Allen who led the team that developed it.

    A major force behind Palm, which created the market for handheld computers, was Donna Dubinsky. At Facebook, director of engineering Jocelyn Goldfein is happy to point out that many of the site’s most popular products were engineered by women.

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    by Managing Editor

    Apply For A Facebook Fellowship (2012 Graduate Fellowships)

    By Jocelyn Goldfein (Director of Engineering, Facebook)

    Applications for Facebook graduate fellowships for academic year 2012-2013 is now open. The deadline for fellowship applications is December 16, 2011.

    We’re also excited to announce that we’ll be doubling the number of awards we give out this year. These fellowships support exceptional Ph.D. students in a wide range of academic topics.

    This year, we are also increasing focus in “systems” areas (Compilers, Databases, Distributed Computing, Fault Tolerance, and Networking). These areas represent