They’ve just updated the Microsoft Careers “Meet our People” website with about a dozen new people.
Someone (I have absolutely no idea who) suggested that I’d make a good addition to the page, so there’s my shining mug up there. I think it’s cool that they clipped off the top of my head so it makes me look like I have more hair than I really do
I’m actually tickled that someone thought to include me, it was pretty cool – basically I met with a photographer and a PR person in one of the Microsoft buildings, we spent about an hour taking photos. Later on, I had a phone interview with a tech writer, and later on I edited the “transcript” of the interview.
I’ll be honest and say that the quotes are somewhat more “HR-ish” than what I actually said, but they’re sufficiently close as makes no difference. And they’re much better than the first version (especially the “Opening Doors” response – that one sounded nothing like me in the original version).
The whole process was SO much fun
And about the jello story. The tug of war was a result of a bet between management and development about resolving bugs, not between dev and test – it’s a nit, but…