Finally, Facebook comes home.
Nine years after the social networking site launched in Cambridge, MA, it announced plans to install a new engineering center in Kendall Square, just two T stops off the red line from Harvard Square.
According to a story posted on the Crimson, Ryan Mack, an infrastructure engineer who contributed to the development of Facebook’s Timeline feature, will lead the Cambridge site.
“In many ways, Boston was an easy choice,” he said in a written statement that appeared on Facebook. “The tech community here is world-class, from the incredible academic institutions to the vibrant startup ecosystem to the bevy of global companies who have teams here. We are thrilled to have found a new home here and hope we can help the community continue to thrive.”
In May of 2012, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo encouraged the establishment of a Facebook site in Massachusetts in a personal appeal to founder Mark E. Zuckerberg, formerly of the Harvard College class of 2006.
“I welcome the decision of Facebook, a global brand name in the realm of social media, to open an office in Massachusetts,” DeLeo said yesterday in a statement replica breitling bentley 6.75. “For almost two years, I have been talking about our efforts to encourage Facebook to have a presence here in Massachusetts, where the idea for the company was first born.”
Kendall Square, the area of Cambridge where the new office will be located, has been a hotbed of innovation since a rise in development during the early 1990s replica breitling Aeromarine . Also home to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Cambridge Innovation Center, it continues to attract top internet start-ups and established online companies alike.
The Crimson quoted the assistant director of the Harvard iLab as saying, “It’s a great acknowledgement and testament to the amazing students both at Harvard in the greater Boston community that this is a place where they’d want to bring one of their main www.replicaforbest.co.uk engineering centers to involve these students in the great things they’re doing.”
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