Justin Rosenstein

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Justin Rosenstein
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Justin Rosenstein
Born May 13, 1983

Justin Rosenstein (born May 13, 1983) is an American software programmer and entrepreneur, who co-founded the collaborative software company Asana along with Dustin Moskovitz.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Rosenstein grew up in San Francisco Bay Area and attended The College Preparatory School in Oakland, CA. He was a successful high school Lincoln–Douglas debater. He pursued an undergraduate degree in mathematics at Stanford University.


At Google[edit]

Rosenstein dropped out of a graduate program in computer science at Stanford University in 2004 to join Google as a software engineer.[2] At Google, Rosenstein also worked as product manager for Google Page Creator.[3] Page Creator was later restricted in sign ups to just 3 million users as new users were asked to use a new webpage publishing service by Google called Google Sites instead.[4] Finally, to focus on Google Sites, all existing content on Page Creator was transferred to Google Sites in 2009.[5] In 2006, he was working on a project code named Platypus.[6]

At Facebook[edit]

In 2007, he left Google for a lead engineer position at Facebook working closely with Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz. He was an Engineering Technical Lead at Facebook.com from May 2007 to November 2008. He was compensated with 4,863,335 Class B shares of FB ($130 million at $27/share), which he has deposited into a trust.[7]

At Facebook, he was technical lead in charge of Facebook's Pages, Facebook's "Like" button, and was responsible for Facebook Beacon, the site's controversial advertising program that was terminated in a 2009 class-action lawsuit.[3]


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