Monthly Archives: January 2010

If you build it, they will come

`Softie in Question: Clint Rutkas Job Title: Technical Evangelist You´ve got all of these crazy gadgets sitting around your office. Can you explain what some of these things are? This´s all .NET hardware that I´ve built, namely a computer-controlled, light-up dance floor, a self-balancing skateboard and an automated bartender called Drinktendr. So, your job is [...]

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Your story: the Microsoft interview

This posting details a candidate´s experience interviewing with Microsoft. Our guest poster, Joe, has further recorded his insights at his blog My Technical Interview Experience, where he offers advice on how to be successful in the programming technical interview/recruiting process. Take it away, Joe… Much has been made of how generous Microsoft is to its employees and how it´s [...]

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Platz on Pausch, Pikachu and pursuing your passions

’Softie in question: Cheryl Platz Job title: User Experience Designer on the Management and Administration eXperience I heard that you were a protégé of the late Randy Pausch of The Last Lecture fame. Can you tell us about working with Professor Pausch? I didn’t even know about my field of human-computer interaction until I went on my [...]

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Microsoft?s Grandmaster of Funk

‘Softie in Question: Scott Dart Job title: Senior Program Manager on the Windows Team. What part of Windows are you working on? I could tell you but I’d have to kill you. Seriously? Seriously. So, you oversee this highly classified software program while also playing in a 10-piece funk band? I play baritone sax for DoctorfunK. [...]

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