DeVaris brown – new Academic Relations Manager for Heartland district


I pleased to introduce DeVaris Brown. DeVaris has joined the Academic Relations team covering Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee and can be contacted at debrown@microsoft.com.

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DeVaris went to school at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. While there he held the very coveted position of Research Programmer, a position usually reserved for grad/PhD students, as an undergrad! In that role he did extensive research across multiple areas of computer science – kernel optimization, security, networking, high performance computing. In his first role at Microsoft, he was a systems engineer for Windows Live Hotmail where he supported the largest installation of Windows/SQL Server in the world! In his time with the MSN team, he pushed for standardization of code and contributed libraries for the group to code against.

I attended THE greatest public institution of higher learning, THE University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, majoring in math and computer science. I walked on to the football team and proceed to blow my knee, so it’s been academics full steam since then. I’ve done a lot of research in the fields of security ,networks, and high performance computing. I’m probably the only computer science major you’ll meet that’s never seen Star Wars/Trek, Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter. Oh and I’ve never taken an interest in World of Warcraft and Everquest. I interned and worked full time for the last 16 months in Hotmail, er umm…. Windows Live Hotmail aka Global Foundation Services as a System Engineer. Funny, I didn’t want to be an SDE but I spent most of my days writing code.

In my down time, I am world renowned DJ Fury. I have a Sirius Satellite radio show that airs Friday and Saturday nights *shameless plug*. I also am a semi-pro bowler. I coach competitive youth basketball and high school football. I also ran a non-profit called Got G.A.M.E. (Gaining Aptitude in Math and Engineering) that targets disadvantaged youth and gives them optimism in majoring in the hard stuff. I do amateur comedy nights from time to time and I love to cook. Anything else you want to know, don’t hesitate to come say hi. “ DeVaris

I am really excited to have DeVaris joining the team and look forward to his drive and energy!

Please join me in welcoming DeVaris aboard to the Heartland district.


Comments (2)

  1. martin who asked questions at dapcep says:

    I am trying to start a business of making video games and I need mines to be having more graphics and characters from other games. Plus I want to know how to make them out on systems like ps2 Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. Please tell me how to do that on video or something I would really appreciate you helping me on my business.

  2. martin who asked questions at dapcep says:

    hey mr.brown e-mail me at martkencar@aol.com