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Evening with an Entrepreneur: Taner Halicioglu

On January 31, 2017, UC San Diego Office of Innovation and Commercialization hosted Taner Halicioglu in our Evening with an Entrepreneur series.

Taner Halicioglu graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in Computer Science in 1996 and went on to work as a software engineer at various companies in Silicon Valley. He was one of the first operations engineers at Facebook, where he worked on site growth from about 1 million users to around 300 million users when he left the social media giant in 2009. He recently donated $75 million to UC San Diego’s data science program.

Taner was interviewed by long-time friend and colleague Allison Long Pettine, Founder Partner of SEED San Diego.