Facebook roundup: Sandberg, Colleran, Seattle and Menlo Park

By Sara Inés Calderón Comment

Sandberg highlights importance of family – In an interview with Time, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg notes that she leaves the office at 5:30 p.m. daily so she can dine with her children at 6. Essentially, she highlights the importance of making family a priority, despite her professional successes.

Facebook Seattle holds open house – Ari Steinberg of Facebook’s Seattle office wrote a post in which he described a recent open house at the office where he, Vice President of Engineering Mike Schroepfer, local politicos and more gathered to talk about the office’s future.

Currently there are 90 engineers at the office, who have worked on video calling, desktop Messenger, the iOS app, security and more. Additionally, there are more than a dozen positions open at the office. [Image via Facebook]

An interview with Kevin Colleran – Business Insider conducted an interview with one of Facebook’s first employees, Kevin Colleran, who left the company last year.

Facebook cuts expansion deal with Menlo ParkMercury News reports that Facebook and the city of Menlo Park, CA have cut a deal to allow for the social network’s headquarters expansion. The agreement sees Facebook paying the city millions of dollars in the next few years, kicking off a community fund with a $500,000 donation, sponsoring both internship and job training programs, and support “efforts” for local businesses, affordable housing and improved bike and pedestrian pathways. The deal goes before the city council for a vote on Tuesday.