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 
  • Went to primary school at St Columba’s Primary School, Elwood, from 1970 to 1975
  • Went to high school at CBC StKilda from 1976 to 198
  • 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 traveling 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 responsibilities 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
  • We moved to back Melbourne in 2011 – mainly to be closer to family
  • My dad passed away in July 2012
  • Left Microsoft in Sep 2013
  • Joined Telstra in Jan 2014
  • Left Telstra in Dec 2017
  • Joined Amazon Web Services in 2018
  • 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 (Updated in Jan 2022)

  • Moira and I celebrated our 30 year wedding anniversary in Feb 2021
  • Antony graduated from The Chrysalis School, and is still living at home
  • Billy graduated high school, uni and started working – he moved out of home + is building his own life
  • Emma graduated high school, completed her masters of data science at uni melb + joined at AWS in 2021!
  • Brice graduated high school, and is in his final year at Monash Uni
  • I am a mad/passionate/pathetic St.Kilda supporter, and I have been a member for the past 40+ 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 Lion, and when we moved back to Melbourne he joined a local gridiron team and played for a few seasons until he damaged his knee
  • We moved back to Melbourne in 2011, and have lived in the following post codes : 3186, 3182, 3181, 3145 and are now in 3054
  • Emma got a dog in 2018 – her name is Data The Dachshund and we all love her

 



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