Zuckerberg (Wikipedia photo)

Facebook routinely hosts “tech talks” at its new downtown Seattle office space, a way to engage with the community and recruit smart engineers. But today’s talk will feature a special guest: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

As Xconomy reports, the free event (which has already sold out) is being touted as a Q&A with developers. (In other words, a one-of-a-kind recruiting event).

Zuckerberg’s appearance in Seattle got us thinking: What would you ask the Harvard drop out?

After all, it is not every day that the executive of an Internet juggernaut, now valued at some $70 billion, pops into town?

The 7-year-old company, which now boasts 700 million members, has certainly been in the news recently.

Facebook just named Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to its board, sparking speculation that the social networking powerhouse might move deeper into online video or bolster its partnership with Microsoft (where Hastings also serves as a director).

It also faces new competition from Google, which just rolled out its Google+ social networking features. It would also be interesting to hear Zuckerberg’s views on topics such as a Facebook IPO, privacy and mobile.

Let us know if you are attending tonight’s event, and stop back at GeekWire to share your thoughts about his talk. Or, add a question below which you’d ask the billionaire if you had the chance.

Comments

  • Guest

    I find it curious that the organizers of a “recruiting event” post the full names of attendees on a public forum. Ironical, too, considering Facebook’s questionable privacy practices so far.

  • Vest31

    When will you be adding a Eastside location here in Kirkland?

  • http://blog.findwell.com Kevin Lisota

    What are the next steps with Facebook integration with Bing?

  • http://www.nosnivelling.com daveschappell

    I’ve wondered if Facebook has any intentions of creating a search engine, as a way to keep visitors on Facebook even more, and probably integrating additional social functionality?

  • http://blog.daryn.net daryn

    Question for Zuck:

    Facebook has transitioned from the Next Big Thing to a Big Thing. Given the company’s transition into becoming a social utility, how does the team stay focused on growth, innovation, and more things for people to love, rather than solely reacting to day-to-day operations and the constant bitch-stream from hundreds of millions of users?

  • http://twitter.com/boctor Peter Boctor

    I’ll be attending the event tonight. I’ve had a suggestion to ask about his new personal challenge around food but I’d rather keep it techie…

  • Ezra Alleman

    What kind of a company are you running Mark Zuckerberg? https://www.facebook.com/groups/2210782003/ We have all this modern technology and it doesn’t seem like anyone @Facebook knows how to make me admin.

    • Guest

      How to become admin of a group that has no admin. Facebook help center does nothing for me, it does nothing for anybody. There is no such ”Make me admin” icon.

    • Ezra Alleman

      How to become admin of a group that has no admin. ”Facebook help center” does nothing for me, it does nothing for anybody. There is no such ”Make me admin” icon.

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