Renata · Engineering Manager · Emerging Markets, Facebook

Renata Aryanti

Renata · Engineering Manager · Emerging Markets, Facebook

Renata got her start at programming by winning a QBasic competition for ninth graders. She breezed through her computer science classes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but felt out of place as she did not fit the stereotypical computer science mold since, unlike many of her peers, she was new to programming and didn’t like video games. Renata paved her own way by starting the Emerging Markets team at Facebook, which builds a Facebook experience for low end devices. Hailing from Indonesia, she coupled her passion and insights for improving Facebook in developing countries and engineering management. “I no longer questioned whether I was fitting in the tech-industry — because I didn’t have to. It was no longer about me adjusting to the environment, it was about how I could create an environment that worked for me. How I could utilize my strengths and where I could provide value.”