Monthly Archives: July 2008

Reed Sturtevant on Microsoft’s relevance in a start-up world

The geek in question: Reed Sturtevant The job title: Managing Director of Microsoft Startup Labs What are you working on right now? Hiring in Boston! Our group is in start-up mode. The first of us got hired last fall, and now there are 12 of us. We’ve got seven people who’ve accepted who haven’t started […]

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Spotted at the employee product fair

I spent the last two days at Microsoft’s product fair, an employee-only event where all the different product groups got to show off their various stuffs. My team (Staffing Marketing, our unofficial motto being: It’s cool to work at The Soft!) was there giving away shwag and and talking to folks about all our various […]

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Poker Player Goes All In with Winning Ways

Earning a seat at the final table of a World Poker Tour tournament took more than winning cards for Jeff DeWitt. It included a philosophy on gaming and the support of the Microsoft poker community. By Joshua Isaac July 21, 2008 Jeff DeWitt held two pair with aces over fours. Odds favored his cards, and […]

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Summer Interns Sweat It Out for a Good Cause

Microsoft interns give back to the community as part of Microsoft’s first Intern Day of Caring. More than 500 interns participated by volunteering at five different Seattle-area locations. By John Van Vleet July 16, 2008 With a cloudless blue sky overhead and Mount Rainier looming large on the horizon, a long string of bustling workers spread […]

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Meet the Boston intern who commutes on a unicycle

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Meet the Mom & Pop of Microsoft Research New England

The Geeks in Question: Jennifer Chayes & Christian Borgs The job titles: Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director of Microsoft Research, respectively. Also: spouses. You guys are heading to Foo Camp later today, right? I hear that all attendees had to answer a few questions for their bios, including "Which Star Wars character are you?" […]

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