From Cal Poly Biochem to Twitter and Beyond
2014 College of Science & Mathematics Honored Alumnus Michael Abbott
in a fireside chat with Dean Bailey
Friday, May 1, 2015
Michael Abbott (B.S., Biochemistry, 1994) was the 2014 honored alumnus for the College of Science & Mathematics. As a vice president at Twitter, Abbott oversaw the growth of the engineering team from 80 to more than 350 engineers in less than 18 months. He and his team scaled Twitter's architecture to support hundreds of millions of daily tweets. Abbott joined venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2011 and helps entrepreneurs in the social, mobile and cloud computing sectors rapidly scale teams and ventures. This talk is presented by the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department.