Monthly Archives: September 2008

Musician and 1990 Nintendo wiz gets dream job at XBOX

The geek in question: John Mulhausen The job title: SDET, Microsoft Game Studios How long have you been with the company? I started as a contractor in 2004, and then got hired on in 2005. I’ve been in my dream job with XBOX since July 2008. Tell me about how you got this dream job. [...]

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Field Trip: Microsoft?s South Lake Union office (Day 3: The People)

It’s my final day of working from Microsoft’s South Lake Union office, and after drooling over the commute and familiarizing myself with the building and neighborhood, I figured it was time to ogle my coworkers who get to call 320 Westlake home base. And so I give to you five mini-Microspotting profiles, with just a [...]

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Field Trip: Microsoft?s South Lake Union office (Day 2: The Space)

For those just joining me, let’s get up to speed here: I’m on assignment this week, working from Microsoft’s South Lake Union office in Seattle. I’m being all jealous because the teams here are totally hiring, but I love my job in Redmond. Yesterday I wrote about my amazing 10 minute non-520 in-city commute (!!!) [...]

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Field Trip: Microsoft’s South Lake Union office (Day 1: The Commute)

So, I’m doing something a little different this week. Normally I keep Microspotting focused on the sexy geeks of Microsoft, but this week I’m obsessing over Microsoft’s South Lake Union office — the new, totally non-Redmond, totally Seattle home of a growing development team. I’m going to work here for the week, and tell you [...]

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Winning Academy Awards and naming asteroids can?t compare to working on ClearType

The geek in question: John Platt Title: Research Area Manager @ Microsoft Research What are you working on? There are several related research groups that I work with: Knowledge Tools Machine Learning & Applied Statistics Interactive Visual Media Group (they helped to make PhotoSynth) Computer Graphics Group Personally, I’m focused mostly on machine learning now. [...]

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