Michael Cheng

Michael is a product manager at Facebook, currently supporting open source and standards work across the company.

Michael is former network engineer, car salesman and M&A attorney. He previously led the Product and IP function on Facebook’s M&A legal team.

Late last year, at the height of the pandemic, Michael designed and launched the Major League Hacking (MLH) Fellowship program to address challenges faced by both early-career developers who saw many of their job and internship opportunities disappear open source maintainers struggling to keep projects afloat. The Fellowship has been effective at helping students land desirable jobs while increasing the aggregate health of the open source projects that participate in the program. Michael also launched the Black Developer Scholarship for developers who self-identify as Black or African diaspora to participate in the Fellowship.