If broken it is, fix it you should

Using the powers of the debugger to solve the problems of the world - and a bag of chips    by Tess Ferrandez, ASP.NET Escalation Engineer (Microsoft)

Entering geek territory or exiting geek territory? That’s the question…

Entering geek territory or exiting geek territory? That’s the question…

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migbipngAfter 12 years in support I decided to lift my head above the WinDbg window and take a look at what the rest of the world has to offer…

In fact, I decided not only to have a look but take a long long jump to the other end of the software spectrum, miles away from “My ASP.NET app hangs” to the world of “This new stuff that will be released in 2014 is soooo cool I’m gonna die”, and believe me, it’s a scary leapLer

For the next two months I’ll be working in a team at Microsoft called DPE (Developer Evangelism), looking at what’s next in Web, Phone, Kinect, HTML5, you name it, still doing what I love most though, which is making people excited about technology and talking about what I learn along the way.

Just to explain how far away from my “day job” this is, I’ll share what my first assigment was…  my first task in this new role was to design a character for this site we are starting up http://www.migbi.se with all swedish content for people getting started with app and web development.

Several people have said, ooooh so you are going to join the geeks nowLer  Am I?  I thought it couldn't get more geeky than spending your days in WinDbg, I guess I’ll just have to wait and see…

What does this mean for the blog?

To be honest I don’t know… It’s been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to take care of the blog as much as I should have, but I think it means that you will be seeing a lot more varied content here.

I am too inlove with WinDbg and debugging to stop it alltogether, and the plan is for this stint to be temporary, but it might mean that I’ll lean more towards showing stuff that I work on in my current role for a while… hope you don’t mindLer 

Have a great weekend all,

Tess

  • We will miss you

  • Best of luck in your new role. It's always good to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. You'll always be a true geek to us.

  • Hey Tess that's a great news for you. Enjoy your DPE role and keep posting a bit on your blog!

    Cheers

    Nico

  • Good luck!

    This is one of the best blogs in my pretty long list. Please keep the content online, the information condensed here is very hard to find anywhere else.

  • Who's gonna fill this gap - your blog url is present in most ppts regarding WinDbg! :)

  • Only just saw this news! If you have half the success you've had with WinDBG, you'll enjoy superstar status in the world of mobile & Kinect etc. Welcome to the future! ;)

  • Good luck Tess on your voyage in the unknown, Luc.

  • well if you leave the dark side of windbg for the pop world of html and stuff you definitly exit the geek side !

    but for me you still the real geek goddess !

    it's ppl like you who made me play with windbg ( and got certified sysinternals too :-) to this day i'm a PRO windbg user and i propagate the love of windbg on irc since \o/

    but whatever you do.

    you still a icon for all of us

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