what’s next

I’ve now finished up at Mozilla, after a hectic and heart-rending last two weeks. I’m going to take October off to recharge, but I’m already quite excited about what I’m doing next.

On Nov 7, I’ll be starting at Facebook, where my journey will begin with the amazing Facebook engineering bootcamp. It’ll be a pretty different experience for me, no doubt. Of course, my thinking about the web was very much shaped by my experiences at Mozilla and, without speaking for my soon-to-be employer, that thinking is likely a large part of why they were interested in me in the first place.

Throughout my conversations leading up to my decision to join Facebook, I was consistently impressed by the depth and passion of the people I spoke with, from the executive team to the former Mozilla intern who gave me a coding test. I’m going to have a lot to learn, since I haven’t done large-scale computing in half a decade, but I’m really looking forward to pushing the web forward from the other side of the wire.

But yeah, first 5 weeks of vacation, the longest I’ve had since I started professional software stuff in 1992!

11 comments to “what’s next”

  1. janice
    entered 1 October 2011 @ 5:43 pm

    Well, that didn’t take long! Congratulations and happy coding and learning.

  2. entered 1 October 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    Hi ShavEr,

    My Congrats to be a part of FB. Great !!!! Have a nice days a head

  3. entered 1 October 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    Congrats. Hoping to see some positive changes in Facebook :)

  4. morgamic
    entered 1 October 2011 @ 9:32 pm

    Good luck, sir.

  5. entered 1 October 2011 @ 10:36 pm

    Congratulations on your new adventure. Good luck at Facebook.

  6. entered 2 October 2011 @ 1:20 am

    Good look! I’m sure FB have a lot of exciting things for you to get stuck in to and those 5 year cobwebs will be gone before you know it! Your a very lucky man, let’s hope your involved in something amazing.

  7. entered 2 October 2011 @ 9:45 am

    You’ll have a very exciting journey, no doubt. Enjoy!

  8. entered 2 October 2011 @ 9:46 am

    Does this mean you’ll be moving back to the bay area?

  9. entered 2 October 2011 @ 10:14 am


  10. Andrew ZIGGURAT Knight
    entered 6 October 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    You are awesome, Shaver

  11. njn
    entered 7 October 2011 @ 5:35 am

    Facebook? I didn’t see that coming.