Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has told Tech entrepreneurs in Lagos today that he misses his days as an engineer and coder.
He told the gathering about how he applied his engineering mindset to help build Facebook (FB, Tech30), a company that’s now worth about $360 billion. He’s ‘little sad’ for giving up coding.
“There is an elegance to writing code that I miss,” Zuckerberg said during a Q&A session with tech entrepreneurs and developers in Lagos, Nigeria. “The code always does what you want – and people don’t.”
Zuckerberg secretly arrived Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday night, which is the first-ever trip to Sub-Sahara Africa. His main goal is to learn how to “better support tech development and entrepreneurship across Africa,” according to a statement from the company.
Zuckerberg explained to the crowd that his engineering background helped to grow the company because he often broke down big problems into small steps. This applied to everything from writing code and hiring people to managing teams.