Andreas Weigend
Data Mining and E-Business: The Social Data Revolution
Spring 2009
Stanford University

internships Jobs
This pages has internship and job info for students of Stat252

fbFund REV Resident Developer (aka Y-combinator for Facebook) Posted 6/5/09

Founders Fund and Facebook are looking for a rock star developer with Facebook Platform experience that can effectively support fbFund teams as they design and launch applications. You will wear multiple hats and be the hammer that is not afraid to strike.


• Setup and manage fbFund [Incubator] IT infrastructure such as Internet access, fbFund blog and wiki
• Support fbFund teams by knowing the ins and outs of Facebook platform
• Step in and implement Facebook applications on demand (iPhone a plus)
• Instrument and track application metrics
• Help fbFund teams iterate and prioritize development
• Create replicable viral application loops
• Design and run A/B tests


• Built and launched Facebook applications
• Expertise in PHP, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, FBML
• Ability to write well-abstracted, reusable code for common UI components in PHP and Javascript
• Knowledge of relational databases and SQL
• Ability to create interfaces that are fast, consistent across browsers, and demonstrate an intimate knowledge of browser quirks and best practices
• Extremely detail oriented down to pixel-perfect implementation
• Experience crafting efficient, optimized, and speed-minded code
• 3+ years of experience building web or desktop applications, from the front and back
• iPhone development experience a plus
• Data junkie that can hit the ground running using SQL, SPSS and MS Excel is a plus
• B.A./B.S. in Computer Science or a related technical field (M.S. a plus)

To give you a perspective of why I'm motivated to spend my time/energy on this program:
1. I believe in the guiding principles http://developers.facebook. com/get_started.php?tab= principles
2. This is an innovative model that I can directly impact to stimulate individual creativity and innovation especially in this economy (maybe I'd like to run one of these myself one day)
3. I want to research and document app usability/UX and team organization patterns (I think it would be cool to write a paper)
4. People- so many cool people across Silicon Valley industry involved in this program
5. Credibility of a VC while still getting your hands dirty

Let me know if you have any questions. Now worries if you want to do your own thing this summer but at least share this opportunity with one of your friends that might be a good candidate.

--Enrique Allen

Engineer (posted 5/24)
This spring I am working at Twitter on a pretty cool project and was offered the opportunity to continue with the project into the summer.
However, I need to find an engineer willing to help me build out the product. (only caveat? Unpaid). But an AWESOME experience to work on a
project and own its development and launch, at the hottest company in the valley. If interested, please let me know. I'd have to chat with
the folks from Twitter Tuesday morning (5/25) about this with an answer so let me know if you (or anyone you know) may be interested asap! You
can email me or call me (917 392 8871). Thanks!

Enrique/Ryan (and other students) if you could forward this along to lists of engineers who may be interested that would be awesome. See
you all next class!

iPhone Developer (posted 4/21)
We are a group of three Stanford GSB students looking for an iPhone developer to create a social recommendation application asap.
Let us know if you or somebody you know would be up to the challenge.
Send me an email or message through the Ning group - Thanks!
- Pablo Paniagua

Summer intern - software engineer / interaction designer (posted 5/13)
Company: Obscura Digital (
Location: San Francisco
Contact: Michael Harville, Director of R&D, michael@obscuradigital.comDates: Summer 2009, flexible
Obscura is always working on a wide variety of exciting projects, from multitouch walls to camera-based interactive exhibits to projection mapping of art onto multi-story buildings. (Please see our website - words cannot do our projects justice!) Most of our projects involve the types of technology you find in corporate and academic research labs, except that we are putting these things out in the real world.
We are looking for talented, creative software developers to help us out. C/C++/C# skills are preferred, and computer vision / graphics / audio / GUI-building expertise are a big plus. But even if that is not your exact skill set, and you know you have something to bring to the Obscura family, drop us a line. It's the coolest place you'll ever work!

=Software Systems Intern - (reposted 5/29)US: Small team building technology for social media applications on mobile devices. There are many innovative uses for the core technology in our product roadmap. We have too much work and never enough time.

YOU: A talented software developer willing to dedicate time helping build a startup. Start as an intern and be part of the early development team. We are currently a team of 4. Experience working with database systems and at least one programming language (i.e. Java, PHP, Ruby, C/C++, Pascal, Fortran, etc).

You will be involved in these areas: (1) enhance search & indexing, (2) build backend administrative control panel & analytics, (3) perform language processing, (4) scale out a distributed database, (5) integrate cloud-based content storage.

If you want to get your hands dirty, learn a lot, our experienced team members can help you enhance your skillset as both a systems architect and software developer.

Send an email to _ronchung+at+gmail.com_ . Briefly describe your technical background and interest in mobile/web technology and social media applications you currently use (if any).