Thursday, October 29, 2015

Another year at Microsoft, another position change

A little over a year ago, I moved from Bing to DX, part of Microsoft's evangelism group to work on a project that still has not yet been disclosed. Tomorrow will be my last day within DX as I move to the Windows and Devices Group (WDG) to work yet again on some truly big data + machine learning.

In Bing, I worked on a few projects utilizing Microsoft's Cosmos distributed and massively parallel processing system before moving over to do some tented work on Azure and websites and other secret things. Starting next week, I'll once again be doing severely large-scale work in analytics and prediction, with some natural language stuff thrown in for good measure. Or so I'm lead to understand.

The position sort of fell into my lap, so it's with some trepidation that I'm leaving a project where I get to do some cool stuff and implement a lot of neat features -- which, of course, I can't yet discuss. Maybe once my soon-to-be-former team goes public, I'll do some blog posts about what I've been doing.