I have now completed a full work week at Microsoft.
And I freaking love it here. The environment, the people, the work. I think my biggest challenge moving forward is to remember that there is life outside of work... Nearly every day this week I ended up so involved in what I was doing that I ended up working between 14 and 16 hours. And I loved every moment of it!
If I wasn't explicit about it previously, I've joined the CLR BCL team as a Program Manager working for BradA. My focus will be primarily on API design and multithreading in WinFX. In particular, ensuring that developers can walk up to the programming model and be productive immediately, while at the same time providing the ability to create very powerful software.
For me, this is a dream come true. I'm able to focus on the big picture of how various pieces fit together (and in fact ensuring that they fit together nicely!), while at the same time having to understand the platform in fairly granular technical detail.
I'll have plenty of stuff to say in the coming weeks. If you have any feedback you'd like to provide, there are a number of channels with which to do so...
- Leave comments on this blog;
- Email my Microsoft email: johnduffNOSPAM at microsoft dot com (Note: my Microsoft email address should be changing shortly to joeduNOSPAM at microsoft dot com);
- Email my personal email: joeNOSPAM at bluebytesoftware dot com.