Microsoft holds an annual company picnic. I’ve never gone. It’s really designed for Microsoft families and I imagine not the place for someone like me whose head explodes at the idea of what cotton candy can do to a kid (x5000). But I hear from employees with kids that it’s pretty awesome. We are talking about clown shows, DJs, bands, inflatable slides and bouncers (don’t ask…I have no idea), obstacle courses. bots, rides, ponies, a mechanical bull, mini-golf, other sports, balloons, face painting, a petting zoo, a food court (and that’s just a partial list). I’m not quite sure how you can be a Microsoft employee and parent and not go to this. Actually, I would imagine it attracts a lot of thoe “kid at heart” employees as well. That’s still not me, but I hope that everyone has a fantastic time; especially this year now that they have added 50% more picnic (an extra day to the usual 2 day schedule). Yeah, you heard that right…three days of company picnic.
Anyway, I am looking for some Microsoft employees that are going that will take some pictures and share their experience with us. I don’t care what group you work in or whether your kids are cute or not (kidding!). I’m just looking for an opportunity to share the experience without me having to actually go. Any takers?