Skip to comments.Facebook's Zuckerberg: America Needs to Produce More Engineers
Posted on 07/25/2013 8:52:12 AM PDT by cicero2k
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got political on his Q2 2013 earnings call yesterday, criticizing America for not producing enough talented engineers for him to recruit.
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And Z-berg knows about engineering?
Why does Facebook need to recruit engineers? Isn’t that just a website?
America needs to hire the Engineers they have
Mark is a moron Obie supporter
Doh Zuckerberg.......... Can someone please post the Captain Obvious graphic.... :)
If these whining rich guys are so concerned about education in this country, why don’t they fund private schools and scholarships for poor kids to escape their dismal government schools? They would rather be admired by libs rather than speak the truth.
Zuckerberg can go suck a toad.
CEOs seem to be ignorant of the fact that our universities are filled with foreign students to the point that it’s difficult for an American student to even get a spot.
The market is also flooded with H1Bs from India and China.
The curriculum for a 4 year engineering degree also includes 2 years worth of garbage non-engineering related classes. That’s a big turn off.
It’s also easier to just get a job in finance which pays more and has better hours.
The truth, when spoken by an idiot......is still the truth.
Software development is engineering. It requires design, collaboration, testing and support.
Facebook is complicated. Who sees what by itself is not trivial.
Plus Facebook is never down. How many Freerepublic outages have we suffered through by comparison?
Most engineers I have known are grounded in reality. Far better option than liberal arts.
My question exactly. What’s this loser actually building?
Yet another shill for his immigration activist front group headed by mealey mouthed Haley ‘fat boy’ Barbour.
Please tell me you’re not advocating massive government investment in order to inspire young engineers.
“Its also easier to just get a job in finance which pays more and has better hours.”
Finance is a far easier major as well.
Maybe, maybe not.
Finance is volatile, and subject to the whims of politics.
Much engineering is more independent of politics.
We will always need roads repaired, electric power and schools built.
Yep, I am an Aero-Space Engineer, with a BS in both Mechanical and AE , A&P/IA, CFII/MEI/ATP and type ratings.... Never will I use my engineering degree for corporate america in my life time. Being an engineer in Corporate America is a fools errand and complete waste of your talents. I left the aviation world in 2000 along with my engineering career. My pay is up and my time is valued.
Corporate America will never get decent engineers with the current pay structures and general attitude towards engineers or technical types. They are reaping what they have sown.
That discipline looks to be like it is gonna be very handy AND a whole lot of fun!
Anyone who wants more American engineers should immediately push to cut off the importation of foreign engineers.
You can have all the American engineers you want — some old, some young — if you pay them enough.
If you don’t want to pay that much, fine: you just want cheap engineers. But please don’t say “We need more American engineers” because the cat’s out of the bag: that isn’t want you want at all — you want more H1-Bs.
There's lots of talented software engineers out there. They are just not available for the prices Zuckerberg wants to pay, which is the real issue. Zuckerberg wants world-class engineers willing to work for H1B salaries.
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