If you missed the 39 articles currently on Google News on the topic, Mike Schroepfer announced today that he has accepted an engineering leadership position at Facebook. Mike is the current VP of Engineering at Mozilla, and has been there for about three years.
Here are Mike’s comments, direct from his Mozilla blog.
In my opinion, of course, this is a huge win for Facebook, as they get a top-notch engineering leader to join their team. It’s bittersweet, of course, because I’m also a huge fan of Mozilla and the team over there. I think Mike summed it up best in his post by expressing confidence in the ability of the Mozilla team to continue to innovate and deliver on their mission and vision.
If you are curious, here is Mike’s LinkedIn profile. You can be sure I’ll be on his case for him to keep it up-to-date. 🙂