Monthly Archives: April 2012

Dear JobsBlog: What are the new job opportunities at Xbox?

Dear JobsBlog: I read that Xbox is now used more for music, movies and TV than it is for video games. Considering that change, what are some of the new job opportunities on the Xbox team? -Hunting Always Large Opportunities Dear HALO: First of all…props for pointing out that Xbox is more than just a gaming device. Sure, 7 […]

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Great Place to Work: building your best future

Excel has increased productivity the world-over and been behind many a major business decision. What hasn’t Excel done? To the best of our knowledge, it never inspired a sing-along – until last week, that is. After “three great years” working for Excel, designer Karen X. Cheng is leaving for EXEC, a San Francisco-based startup. And […]

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Women in IT: fighting to increase numbers of women in technology

Sometimes you have to sit to take a stand. That’s the premise behind the National Center for Women & Information Technology‘s “Sit with Me” campaign to spotlight the important role women play in the future of technology. “Women improve technical innovation,” says this non-profit coalition that works to increase diversity in computing and IT, “Groups […]

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Great Place to Work: Late Nights, App Hack-a-thon & Plenty of Tech Talk at Experience Microsoft

Imagine this: 75 computer engineering students from universities around the US, a chance to build killer apps and a visit to The Garage at Microsoft. That’s some weekend. That’s Experience Microsoft. Technology companies vie for the opportunity to recruit talented technology students, sometimes starting as early as high school. To give college students a chance […]

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Women in IT: working at the intersection of search and social media

After earning a PhD in Algorithms and Data Mining from Stanford, Shubha Nabar’s skills were in high demand. So, she went right down the road to that titan of data mining known as Google… right? Not exactly. Although a number of Shubha’s friends and colleague went to work for Google, she became a Senior Development […]

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Microsoft is a Great Place to Work: A-List Entrepreneur seeks Long-Term Relationship (LTR)

Geek in Question: Asha Sharma Job title: US Windows Product Marketing Manager Microsoftie – and recent college grad – Asha Sharma was recognized by President Obama’s Campus Champions of Change Challenge as one of the top 15 national college entrepreneurs helping the US to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of world. She got the nod […]

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