Monthly Archives: March 2008

A conversation with Megan Wallent

Talking about transparency, transgender health care coverage, and ushering out the era of table-pounding Microsoft managers with General Manager Megan Wallent, formerly known as Michael Wallent. What are you working on right now? Right now I’m the general manager of an unnamed group. …Ha! Pure Microsoft! My group is the conglomeration of a bunch of [...]

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A Zune dev spills about all-nighters and ruffling feathers

I first met Zune developer Hoop Somuah last summer, after a colleague on the Zune team suggested that he might make a good profile for the ViewMyWorld website. We covered all sorts of topics in his profile, including the ways that the small team felt like a start-up, and the ruffled feathered from a coding [...]

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Microspotting in the news

Microspotting isn’t about me, but there have been a few stories about your humble editor that have popped up in the news over the last month or so. I figured I’d share them as I’m recovering from my week at SXSW Interactive. New Microspotting profiles will be coming next week!

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No Looking Back for SDET, Once Inspired by Ballmer

It took a proposal from Steve Ballmer to entice a promising computer science student to consider a career at Microsoft. Now she’d like to see more women and minorities follow her lead. By Fred Albert March 3, 2008 Miya McClain was 18 years old when Steve Ballmer made her an offer she couldn’t refuse.The college [...]

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