About

This is a quick time line of me ……

  • Born on November 18 1963.
  • Eldest son of Salvatore and Emanuela Arrigo.
  • Big Brother of Rita & Danny St Columba’s Primary School, Elwood, from 1970 to 1975 CBC StKilda from 1976 to 1981
  • Went to primary school at
  • Went to high school at
  • Went to university at Chisholm Institute of Technology (which is now part of Monash University) from 1982 to 1984
  • Joined ASPECT Computing as a graduate in 1984
  • Moved to Canberra at the end of 1990
  • Got married to Moira in Feb 1991
  • Started at Microsoft in May 1991 as a Systems Engineer
  • Antony was born in 1991. He is a big boy now
  • Billy was born in 1993. He is also a big boy
  • I got a job at Microsoft Corp and moved to Seattle in 1993
  • Did a bunch of cool stuff – but it was hard for Moira with the 2 boys
  • Moved back to Australia at the end of 1995, joining the local MSN team
  • Worked as the MSN technical director for a number of years until the ninemsn venture came along
  • Emma was born in 1997. My princess
  • I moved over to ninemsn as CTO – was involved in setting up all operation & development systems.
  • I “returned” to Microsoft in 1999 and did business development for digital media
  • Brice was born in 2000 – Our baby
  • I spent 2 years travelling around Asia – it got pretty tiring.
  • July 2001, I stopped the travel and joined a new group and got a new title – Evangelist
  • July 2002, I got a promotion to Group Manager, and had 3 people in my team.
  • In July 2004, the team had grown to 7 and I had responsibilies across Australia & New Zealand. The team works with Developer, Academic and IT Professional communities
  • In January 2006, the team changed and I became responsible for all Technical Communities in Australia, which included Developer, Architect, IT Professional, Academic and ISV. The team consisted of 13 people
  • In August 2007 I moved to Seattle to take up a role in MS Corporate as the Director – WW Partner Lead and ISV DE Role Owner.
  • In March 2008 I took over the team I joined and had a title change to Director – DPE Field Roles
  • If you do a search for “Frank Arrigo”  or even “Frank Arrigo” you may find some lovely photos of me!

So that takes us to now?

  • Moira and I will celebrate  our 20  year anniversary in Feb 2011
  • Antony graduated from  The Chrysalis School
  • Billy is on 11th grade
  • Emma is in 8th grade
  • Brice is in 5th grade
  • I am a mad/passionate/pathetic St.Kilda supporter, and I have been a member for the past 20+ years.
  • Billy used to play Aussie Rules in Northside Junior Australian Football Association and Rugby for Knox. He also  played American football and started U19 Rugby with the Eastside Lions
  • We live in Kirkland. We moved in our house on October 24 2007
  • I celebrated my 19  year anniversary at Microsoft in May 2010.



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