It’s that season again: The 2007 Microsoft Company Meeting


Yes, it's that time of year again, time for the annual Microsoft Company Meeting, and therefore time for another of Raymond's reminiscences about meetings past. (If you want a report on the meeting itself, I'm sure Mini-Microsoft will oblige. Here's the company meeting preview.)

Over a decade ago, one of my colleagues informally organized a bike ride to the company meeting. (I didn't go; this was before I had taken up bicycling.) He got a small group of people from the organization to join him, and as they headed out in the morning, they "accidentally" made a wrong turn and headed towards North Bend instead of Seattle. By the time they "realized their mistake" it was too late, and they were "forced" to bicycle through rural King County, arriving back at work just as the meeting ended.

Comments (4)
  1. Nathan says:

    But then you miss the opportunity to see Steve  Ballmer dancing and screaming. Actually, I have no idea where he did that, meeting/conference/whatever, but I was both motivated, shocked, and amused a few years ago when the clip was posted…

  2. Mark says:

    The question is, are those quote marks Official Microsoft Quote Marks indicating the Official Cynicism of Microsoft towards their reasons for missing the meeting? ;p

  3. jiangsheng says:

    Do you have a blog in Chinese? Or do you permit your posts being translated and posted elsewhere?

  4. Patrick says:

    I went to the Server and Tools meeting once. We got yelled at by Ballmer for not making two times what we made. :

    On the plus side, they blew up a router on stage. That was kinda cool.

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