Summary: I work at Microsoft. I started working here when I was 18. I grew up in Redmond, Washington. I attended Redmond elementary, Redmond Junior High and graduated from Redmond High School. It’s only fitting that I should work at Microsoft. 🙂
When people ask me what I do at Microsoft I say matter-of-factly, “I work in the Macintosh Business Unit.” It’s fun to see the consistently quizzical expressions on people’s faces when I say that. A while back I got the hesitant response, “So, did Microsoft buy the Mac?” No, Microsoft has not “bought the Mac”, but we do make some mighty fine software for the Mac OS.
I am a part of the Infrastructure team. This means I’m a programmer that writes code that’s used internally by most everyone else in the Business Unit. We write all our Mac tools almost exculsively with Xcode and the Cocoa APIs. It’s a great place to be. It’s a great time to be a Mac developer.
My official title is Software Design Engineer in Test, which is a fancy way of saying a large part of my efforts are spent improving our testing efforts in the MacBU.
Note: Almost no one ever says, Macintosh Business Unit, since everything at Microsoft must have a ancronym, ours is MacBU which is said, “mac boo”.
So that’s the summary. More details to follow…