Jay Hammonds, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, currently works on the Executive Support Engineering Team at Facebook, his team is responsible for IT Support & Project Management for Facebook Executives. His primary objective is to ensure the executives are efficient and effective from a technical standpoint while providing creative technical solutions. Prior, he led IT for the Instagram team for 4 years, in total he has been at Facebook for almost 8 years.
In 2012, Jay helped create the Year Up @ Facebook program which has helped bring in over 250 diverse interns. In the community, Jay serves as an advisor, board member and mentor and consultant for a multitude of bay area and national community organizations. His focus is on bridging the gap between tech and underrepresented youth while also helping building tech curriculums for inner-city students landed him on 60 Minutes and the 2018 Class for Forbes 30 Under 30 in the field of Enterprise: Technology.