Instagram Engineering


Stories from the people who build @Instagram

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Yoav Shapira

Serial entrepreneur, advisor, and investor. Built and ran product, engineering @CarGurus, @HubSpot, @Happier, @Jana. Now working on Well-being @Instagram.

Kiro Risk

Author of, Engineering @ Instagram, pushing the boundaries of all things tech.

Farhan Ahmed

Engineering @ Instagram

Ryan Peterman

Software Engineer @ Instagram

Latest Posts

10 Questions with Shupin Mao, Well-being tech lead

Shupin Mao is a senior software engineer at Facebook. During her last four years at the company, Shupin helped several teams and gained…

Making faster: Code size and execution optimizations (Part 4)

Covers approaches to how we improved performance by reducing JavaScript size & making that Javascript execute more efficiently.

Python at Scale: Strict Modules

Welcome to the third post in our series on Python at scale at Instagram! As we mentioned in the first post in the series, Instagram Server…

Making faster: Part 3 — cache first

In recent years has seen a lot of changes — we’ve launched stories, filters, creation tools, notifications, and direct…

Implementing Dark Mode in iOS 13

How we implemented dark mode at Instagram

Interview with Tamar Shapiro, Instagram’s Head of Analytics

Tamar is the Head of Analytics at Instagram. She supports a team of data scientists and data engineers responsible for analytics, data…

Types for Python HTTP APIs: An Instagram Story

And we’re back! As we mentioned in the first part of our blog post series, Instagram Server is a Python monolith with several million…

Making faster: Part 2

A series outlining how we improved the page load times of by 50%. This entry covers early flushing HTML and pushing data.

From FBU to SWE — My Journey of Proving Myself to Myself and How Instagram Helped Me Do It

Written by Amy Huyen, Facebook University (“FBU”) summer 2019 intern at Instagram.   On my first day of intern orientation last summer, I…

Static Analysis at Scale: An Instagram Story

How Instagram develops and uses linting and codemod tools based on LibCST to maintain a modern codebase at scale.


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