I spent the last week in Atlanta together with ~12000 other Microsoft employees at the yearly MGB. This was my first such event, and for me it was a real wild ride. The people who coined the term “drinking out of a firehose” knew what they were talking about; it will take weeks to digest everything we saw.
A random sampling of cool experiences, in no particular order:
Out of the 12000 attendees, everyone single person I spoke with was both highly intelligent and extremely friendly. The energy and focus in this company is unique, and I'm glad to be a part of it. And I pity our competitors, it seems almost unfair to have so many good people in one place :)