Managing BigCompute Initiatives In Facebook

Image Serdar Bulut has over 15 years of experience in executive and mid-level management, software architecture, system and network design, and team leadership. Serdar took several products from their idea stage on a whiteboard to a living and breathing state, and then built a team and maintained/supported these products. In addition, he has prepared and made presentations to investors. He is an avid follower of the Lean Startup movement.
His focus is high volume cloud applications and mobile / embedded systems. He has utilized various software methodologies including Waterfall as well as agile methodologies such as Scrum.

Serdar graduated from Ankara Science High School in 1994. In the same year, he won 1st place in the Turkish National Chemistry Olympiads. He completed his BS degree from Middle East Technical University in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1998 and received 17th place in the Turkish GRE (LES) examination. After receiving a NATO Distinguished Research scholarship, he came to the US and received an MS degree from the University of Southern California in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1999. After graduating, Serdar moved to Silicon Valley and provided online e-commerce and online banking consulting services to Fortune 500 companies, including Walmart and Wells Fargo Bank.

In 2006, Serdar cofounded his startup The Forbin Group, Inc. in San Francisco and his company provided technology services to some of largest Internet companies by Internet traffic until 2009. After a brief stop at Phoenix Technologies and Cisco, he moved to Nokia Research where he applied and was subsequently granted 2 patents from USPTO. In 2013, Serdar joined Twitter and managed Twitter’s online storage solutions division until late 2015. Currently Serdar works for Facebook and is managing BigCompute initiatives in Facebook’s infrastructure engineering division. In addition, Serdar was on the Board of Directors for TAAC’s Silicon Valley chapter and worked on organizing the first Turkish American Business Association conference.
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