Monthly Archives: March 2009

From academic hermit to NERD

‎‎How’s it going getting settled into NERD, aka Microsoft’s New England Research & Development center? I haven’t done enough nesting yet, but so far, so good. mostly, it’s a crash course in setting up computers, balancing meetings, figuring out hierarchies, learning the intranet … a radical change from the last six months of never leaving […]

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A dev on Microsoft start-ups and how a Cherokee background helps him code

Charlie found me on Twitter, where he sent me a message saying "Speaking of diversity at MS- How many native Cherokee speakers do you know of? At least 1-me " A native Cherokee-speaking dev? Must! Know! More! So here’s the interview… The geek in question: Charlie Smith The job title: Lead software development engineer, Last […]

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