20? meh – Just another day

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.

May 1991 Sep 1993 Microsoft Canberra, working as a Systems Engineer
Sep 1993 Aug 1994 Microsoft Corp, @ Executive Briefing Center
Aug 1994 Oct 1995 Microsoft Corp, in the Advanced Technology Group, working on Interactive TV
Nov 1995 May 1997 Microsoft Australia, MSN Technical Director
Jun 1997 Jun 1999 ninemsn CTO
Jun 1999 May 2001 Microsoft Region, Digital Media dude
May 2001 Aug 2007 Microsoft Australia, Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE)
Aug 2007 Current Microsoft Corp, Director – DPE Field Community & Readiness

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!…

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