James Fator

Finishing school, starting Facebook

04 April 2016

I started this blog as a way for me to post the cool stuff I made and use it as a journal through my academic career. With that said, I’m finishing up school, about to graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science at RIT.

I’m also proud to say that I’ll be starting Facebook as a Production Engineer in June. If you told 20-year-old James that he’d be working for Facebook right out of college and that he would be immensely proud to work there, he would laugh in your face. I didn’t even have my Facebook account active when I first got the email to interview at the company; I understood why people valued the service, but I didn’t see much value in it personally. So when I was offered the internship opportunity, I accepted it thinking I would just use it as a stepping stone to somewhere else.

That’s when I fell in love with the company. Not because of the free food, or the other perks, but because they’re SO much more than just Facebook the website. I quickly found that the people working there are very smart and awesome and best of all, they honestly care about the things they make and put out into the world. I feel like that’s where I belong right now and that’s why when they offered me a full-time position, I didn’t want to look anywhere else.

This is my own damn blog and I can’t think of a good conclusion wrap-up so I’m ending it here.