One of the pleasures of working through the holidays, when few people are in the office, is to do tasks that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. So while the halls are virtually empty during this holiday week, I’m happy to start my blog and add my name to the long list of C# bloggers (http://msdn.microsoft.com/vcsharp/team/blogs).
To get things started, I thought it would be useful for me to provide a brief bio. My name is Scott Wiltamuth, and I’m the Product Unit Manager for Visual C#. My group’s mission is to grow a large and highly satisfied base of C# developers. We have feature teams for the C# Compiler, CodeSense (meaning code-focused development features like IntelliSense, refactoring, automatic code formatting, expansions, etc.) and the Debugger (which we deliver as a shared component for Visual Studio — it supports lots of languages, not just C#).
I’ve been at Microsoft since February 1993. I started shortly after graduating from Stanford (BS in CS in ’91, MS in CS in ’92). I have worked on a wide range of development tools, including OLE Automation, Visual Basic for Applications, VBScript, JScript, Visual J++, and Visual C#. I’ve worked on C# since its inception, and am one of the designers of the C# language. (Anders Hejlsberg is the Chief Designer of the language.)
On the personal side, I have a great family, including my wife Martha, my daughter Mimi (almost 5), and my son Ian (2 1/2). In my spare time, I’m an avid triathlete and golfer. (I’m no superman — I don’t have time to do both of these time-consuming sports justice, though I do try.)