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Facebook’s Seattle office

Mayor Mike McGinn will celebrate Facebook’s opening of a Seattle engineering office — their first outside the Bay Area — at a City Hall ceremony on May 18.  In addition to the Mayor, speakers will include UW CSE Ph.D. alumnus Greg Badros (Facebook’s Director of Engineering), UW CSE professor Ed Lazowska, and Ari Steinberg (Manager of Engineering and head of Facebook’s Seattle office).

Attracting engineering R&D operations to Seattle is critical to Seattle’s evolution as one of the nation’s great technology hubs.

Seattle PI coverage of the event in Monica Guzman’s “Big Blog” hereTechFlash coverage of the event hereSeattle Times here.