- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - A top Twitter executive who dropped out of the University of Massachusetts Amherst to pursue a career as a high-tech entrepreneur has been selected to deliver the keynote address at the school’s commencement.

Wayne Chang is the director of product strategy at Twitter. He will also receive an honorary doctorate at the ceremony May 6, when about 5,500 students are expected to receive bachelor’s degrees.

Chang co-founded a mobile crash-reporting service called Crashlytics in 2011. He joined Twitter in 2013 after it bought Crashlytics for a reported price of more than $100 million.

He is a Taiwan native who wrote his first software program at 7. He attended high school in Haverhill before enrolling in UMass. While a student there in 2003, he created i2hub, an early competitor to Facebook.


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