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Scott Goodson

Senior developer, Facebook Paper

Scott Goodson

Facebook Paper

[Photo courtesy of Facebook]
Scott Goodson

For getting everyone on the same page.

Designers and engineers usually speak different languages. When Scott Goodson got to ­Facebook in 2012, he helped build a platform to aid their communications. Tweaks, as it's known, allows engineers to easily adjust code so designers can make changes without a major overhaul. This enabled the dialogue that led to the creation of Paper, Facebook's elegant mobile app that was released in February. Reviewers touted its hyper-responsive ­gestural interface—the result of designers and engineers truly talking.