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Facebook engineering VP Cory Ondrejka departs after overseeing Oculus acquisition

Facebook engineering VP Cory Ondrejka departs after overseeing Oculus acquisition

Facebook Vice president of mobile engineering Cory Ondrejka, who has been overseeing the company’s acquisition of Oculus Rift, and its integration, announced today he is leaving the company.

Ondrejka, who was a co-founder and CTO of Linden Lab, which built the virtual world Second Life, joined Facebook in 2010 as director of engineering. Prior to his Oculus responsibilities, he ran Facebook’s entire mobile app transition for two years, he told VentureBeat.

In his announcement, Ondrejka said “From high-performance javascript through mobile to virtual reality, I could never have predicted a journey quite like this one. I will miss working with everyone, but I am excited about building my next company from scratch.”

He said his last day at Facebook is Dec. 22.

Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1.15 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 we… read more »

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