…that I really did need to have a blog seperate from the IEBlog. I’ve tried it once or twice before, but never managed to keep it going for long (partly because people DID think I was the drummer for Good Charlotte. I’m not.). I’ll give it another shot, particularly as I want to give some insight to the outside world on what it’s like to be on the IE team and why I’m here.
So, an introduction for those who don’t know me. My name is Chris Wilson, and I’m the group program manager for the web platform and security in Internet Explorer at Microsoft. That means I lead the team of program managers who own the DHTML engine as well as security across the entire product. I’ve worked on web browsers since I co-authored the Windows version of NCSA Mosaic starting in 1993, and on IE since joining the team as a developer in 1995; I spent a few years working on the Avalon team (which now has the official name of the Windows Presentation Foundation). I rejoined the IE team just about a year ago.
In my free time, I enjoy the company of my wife and 9-month-old daughter; when I have any remaining time, I spend it scuba diving (yes, in Puget Sound). I’ve been a PADI Divemaster for a couple of years now. I also enjoy photography, and have toasted several cameras doing underwater photography but I’m keeping at it; I have an online gallery of my photography (dive and otherwise), which gets updated somewhat infrequently.