Come join the Facebook Platform team for an interactive keynote panel where YOU drive the discussion (moderated by Dave McClure). Here’s your chance to find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Facebook. Ben Ling, Dave Morin, Ruchi Sanghvi & Josh Elman from the Facebook Platform team will field and discuss all the development issues and ideas you’d like to learn more about.
If you would like to submit a question for the Facebook team, please enter it on the discussion board on the Facebook GSP fan page below:
Benjamin is the Director of Platform Product Marketing at Facebook, where he oversees product marketing, developer operations and partner solutions for Facebook Platform. Prior to Facebook, Benjamin was the General Manager of eCommerce at Google, where he founded and led Google Checkout and oversaw Google Product Search. At Google, he managed a cross functional team that included product, engineering, sales, marketing, operations, finance and legal. Benjamin holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from the university of California at Berkeley.
Dave Morin is the Senior Platform Manager at Facebook, where he is responsible for the company’s platform strategy and further expanding the Facebook developer community. Dave joined Facebook from Apple, where he became the Manger of Creation & Collaboration technologies after his tenure as Manager of Student Marketing. Prior to Apple, Dave founded the company Viadi a technology and marketing company focused on building strong brand experiences using the power of the Internet. Dave received a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Ruchi Sanghvi is the Principal Product Manager at Facebook, where she oversees Facebook Platform and News Feed. She is responsible for the company’s Platform product strategy and new product initiatives. Ruchi was an early engineer at Facebook and is one of the primary developers for News Feed. Prior to Facebook, she was a software engineer in the Real Time Communication Group at Oracle. Ruchi holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Josh Elman is a Platform Program Manager at Facebook, where he focuses on new initiatives and programs for developers on Facebook Platform. Previously, Josh was Head of Product Management at Zazzle, where he led the development of Zazzle’s marketplace and commerce platform. Prior to Zazzle, Josh worked at LinkedIn, where he helped grow the business network from 200,000 to 3 million users. Josh began his career at RealNetworks, where he led the development team through three versions of RealPlayer. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in symbolic systems from Stanford University.
Dave McClure has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for almost twenty years as a software developer, entrepreneur, startup advisor, angel investor, blogger, & internet marketing nerd.
Dave is the conference chair for Graphing Social Patterns, and a co-chair for Web 2.0 Expo. He has been a guest lecturer at Stanford University for the nation’s first-ever course on building Facebook Apps.
From 2005 to 2006, Dave launched and ran marketing for job search engine Simply Hired, and its evil twin Simply Fired. From 2001 to 2004, Dave worked at PayPal as Director of Marketing, where he started the PayPal Developer Network program. In 1994 he founded Aslan Computing, an internet and e-commerce firm later acquired by Servinet/Panurgy in 1998.
Before coming to Silicon Valley, Dave barely graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a BS in Mathematical Sciences Engineering and a minor in frisbee, billiards, and foosball. For more info see Dave’s blog: Master of 500 Hats .
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