Centralized Versus Distributed Teams

Jocelyn Goldfein, Facebook

Jocelyn Goldfein, director of engineering at Facebook, responds to an audience question on why her company chooses to centralize its engineering teams in just a few locations, with the majority of the workforce being located in Silicon Valley. Goldfein explains the reasons for this approach, including the idea that “software development is a team sport” that requires working closely in collaborative teams.