I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.
1991 was a big year for me.
I got married.
I bought a house.
My first child was born
I joined Microsoft on May 20, 1991
Today marks my 20th year anniversary at Microsoft.
As I have done for the past few years (19, 18, 17, 16. 15, 14, 13), time to reflect a bit on my time at Microsoft. Yes, I still *love* the job.
The resume stays the same, but I’m now back in Australia, based in Melbourne.
This year, I find myself in a different situation -- I don’t have an office, so no 20lbs of M&Ms sitting in a bowl outside my door to share with my work colleagues.
It’s kinda weird that I have no one to share the moment with. It’s just another day.
But, I did get a rather large and heavy parcel sent to me.
which had another box inside
and inside that box was another box addressed to me
it was like a Babushka doll!!
So – what’s in it?
Well – it’s my 20 year “crystal” from Microsoft. (yeah – crappy photo, I know. I’ll take another one in the morning)
So – 20 years down, and the future looks promising – skype is joining the family, kinect is going gang busters with it’s own SDK , windows phone is getting Angry Birds soon.
Seems like there’s a lots to still do, and I’m pretty excited to continue doing it.
Plus, now that I’m back in Australia – I can get along to some local events, such as DDD Melbourne, PREMIX & REMIX
Bring on the next 20! Maybe I’ll get some M&Ms just for me and the kids!…
Ok, so I’m on a roll! Last week I got my first #WP7 App out.
This week , I grabbed the v2 of the Social Viewer Template for Windows Phone 7 from codeplex and put together another windows phone 7 app, which I called Saints Footy.
It has twitter feeds, feeds from news sites and fan sites, and the facebook feed from saints.com.au – the best way to experience Saints Footy on Windows Phone!!
Now, if only the Saints would win a few more games….
Big shout out to Nick Randolph and Dave Glover for a wonderful job with the Social Viewer Template.