Ben Folk-Williams Joins Digg as VP, Engineering

Digg announced that it filled its vacant vice president of engineering post with Ben Folk-Williams, who had held the same title with Vast for the past four years.

Prior to Vast, Folk-Williams led engineering at Coremetrics.

Digg CEO Matt Williams said:

This has been our most important role to fill at Digg. We were looking for someone who has led the development of a scalable platform, built strong teams, demonstrated operational excellence for website performance, and has a history of developer-driven product innovation. We came across Ben and realized he fits all of those qualities, and many more — including being a longtime Digg user.

Ben has been coding since fourth grade, loves big data problems and high-volume websites, and can often be seen in coffee shops in the Mission district (and now walking over to Potrero!).

Folk-Williams added:

Digg has fantastic fundamentals — a great brand, 20 million monthly uniques, with a very passionate core community, committed investors, and an exceptional team. Digg is uniquely positioned to redefine how people discover news, and it’s great to be a part of that.

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