April, 2006

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About Kathy Kam

Kathy is a Senior Program Manager on the Windows Developer Ecosystem team responsible for developer outreach. She has extensive experience with designing and implementing UI Platforms and has a huge passion for connecting with the developer community.

She has been with Microsoft since 2001. She began her career in Microsoft as a UI developer for Microsoft Office Outlook, and shipped Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007. She joined the .NET Framework team in October 2005, and worked on the Base Class Library team shipping .Net Frameworks 3.5. She moved on to joined the Silverlight team and was the PM Lead responsible for Silverlight controls. She shipped the control set for Silverlight 2 and Silverlight 3. In Windows 8, she joined the Windows HTML platform team to work on HTML/CSS layout and styling technologies and contributed to the W3C spec for CSS Grid Layout.

She went to high school in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a Bachelor of Science in Enginneering (Computer Engineering) and Bacheor of Science (Mathematics) in 2001. She is also a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society - HKN.

In her free time, she enjoys writing apps, watching SciFi and spending time with her family.

  • Kathy Kam

    New-ish CLR/Reflection Blogger

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    I mentioned a while back that I change from being a PM for System.Reflection and System.Reflection.Emit..e.t.c to joining the BCL team . (Therefore instead of working of those feature... I'll be owning System.*...etc.) Well.. who's gonna own those features...
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    Answer of the month: Type.FullName

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    Answer: It will assert. Why: Well, first of all... there is one big reason why the assert would fire. "t1" refers to something that has to do with the DerviedClass, and "t2" refers to something that has to do with the BaseClass. Good job Barry for...
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    IronPython Beta 6 shipped!

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    Ah.. my old team has just shipped Beta 6!Congrats! To those of you who haven't played with it... you should totally try it out. The tutorial is pretty good, and it'll amaze you how powerful it is. The .NET Framework is at your fingertips! It is...
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    Feature Requests... why don't we just do them all?

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    Today, I learned an intersting (and very important) lesson about building a framework. I was in a meeting where another team wants the BCL's support to add some APIs to WinFX. The APIs they want to add are valuable. It gives power to .NET developers to...
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    Blogging: Tips for a successful post

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    As a relatively new blogger, I am still learning what are good topics to blog. One of the metric I used to see how I do is the data http://blogs.msdn.com provides about how many people read my post (Aggregated and normal). Krzysztof and I had a nice...
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    win $10,000 or read a new book about .NET

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    It has been a busy week for me and a quiet week for .NET news. Here are some happenings around this space: * Joe Duffy , an BCL PM for threading recently released his new book .NET Framework 2.0 . I know Joe has been working hard on it and the book...
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    Quiz of the month: Type.FullName

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    I once had a dev manager who loves puzzles and quizes. During our team meetings, he will write some code on the board and the team would have a competition to see who can spot the mistake first or who can answer a question about the code first. I always...
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    BCL Blog Re-launch!

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    As I have mentioned in an earlier post , the BCL Team was going to relaunch the BCLWeblog. Last Friday, the team got together and generated a whole bunch of great articles and post. In the next few months, we'll be delivering the post every Monday, Wednesday...
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    ROTOR 2.0 is live

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    I know I am a little bit behind in annoucing this. Anyways, if you don't know about it already, Rotor 2.0 (aka Microsoft Shared Source CLI) is available for download here ! Now, when you are writing your CLR 2.0 application, and want to debug into the...
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