The geek in question: Dan Wittmer The job title: Senior Software Development Engineer, Macintosh Business Unit (Silicon Valley Campus) How long have you been with the company? My hire date was 2/25/2002, so it’s been almost seven years now entirely with MacBU. Prior to being hired, I interned twice with the Entourage team here in [...]
Microspotting isn’t about me, but the folks from Channel 9 turned the tables last week … and now the the interviewer has become the interviewee. So, here’s me talking about Microspotting and a few of my other projects for 45 minutes. Yes, FORTY FIVE MINUTES. As Charles from Channel 9 said, "Ariel does not have [...]
The geek in question: Abbott Lowell The job title: Senior Product Manager with Office, based in Beverley, MA How did you end up working for Microsoft? It’s a long story! I used to work at Lotus Development, working on Lotus Notes. I was on a team up there a little north of Boston, working on [...]
Chris Rae, Scotsman and Excel program manager, writes “The Septic’s Companion” as a guide to British culture and slang. It may, however, incite some Americans to have a stonking wobbler. By Robin Dalmas December 2, 2008 When Chris Rae first visited the United States as a 19-year-old university student, he was positively gobsmacked by [...]
In June, I started giving away "I am the empire" tshirts to Microsoft employee bloggers. I asked people to send me photos of them wearing their shirts, and here are a few that I got back. Click the photo view it full size, and yes: I’m still giving shirts away!
The geek in question: Mark Aggar Job title: Environmental Technologist What’s up with that job title? I’m Microsoft’s only Environmental Technologist. My business card says "Director of Environment Technology Strategy," which is more a job description and just has too many syllables for every day use. I work on the Environmental Sustainability team, and our [...]