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  • Gates Hillman Centers
  • Rashid Auditorium 4401
  • DEAN JACKSON
  • Software Engineer
  • Facebook
Career Presentation

Learning From Failure at Scale

Failure is required for success to happen. Facebook and other large tech companies are more agile than the companies that came before them. They're explicitly willing - and built to - pivot and change. A value of ours is to move fast. Moving fast enables us to build more things and learn faster. However, as most companies grow, they slow down too much because they're more afraid of making mistakes than they are of losing opportunities by moving too slowly. We are a culture of builders, the power is in your hands.—

Join us for a talk that will dive into how Facebook utilizes certain processes and values to make it possible for us to speed up the learning process and how this unlocks endless growth opportunities.

Dean is a software engineer who has been working on infrastructure at Facebook, since 2015. His current work focuses on performance and efficiency, and he leads the Facebook Seattle engineer mentoring program. Previously, he spent five years at Google, and several years each at the DoD, NASA, and a handful of startups, with stops along the way as a bartender, cab driver, and briefly as a waiter at the Squirrel Hill Eat 'n Park.

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