Zuckerberg, Medvedev Meet as Facebook Scouts for Talent
- The Moscow Times
- Oct. 02 2012 00:00
- Last edited 19:43
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg paid a visit to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday during a trip coinciding with the social network's push to recruit programmers and tap coding talent in Russia.
Speaking with Medvedev at the tech-savvy official's Gorki residence outside Moscow, Zuckerberg said he came to Moscow to check out the country's programming talent for himself.
Noting that a Russian specialist won Facebook's programming contest
"While I'm here, I'm going to be speaking at a Hackathon that's happening, with a bunch of different companies and developers that are here, just to kind of encourage and help them build things on top of Facebook," Zuckerberg
The Hackathon is a brainstorming
Chris Rogers of Grayling Eurasia, Facebook's press office in Russia, declined to give Zuckerberg's schedule for Tuesday, except to confirm that the chief executive will address students at Moscow State University that evening.
During this trip to Russia — his first — Zuckerberg has posted photographs to