It’s hard to believe it, but 6/21/2007 marks the 15th anniversary of my permanent arrival in Seattle. I’d spent the summer before in Redmond interning, but in June of 1992, I graduated from college, bought a car, packed up my stuff, and headed out to Seattle. When people would ask me how long I expected to work at Microsoft, I said, “I don’t know… I guess I’ll stay three to five years and then figure out what I’m going to do with the rest of my life.” Tomorrow, of course, marks the 15th anniversary of starting work at Microsoft.
On the one hand, an incredible amount has changed at Microsoft and in my life since then. On the other hand, I’m still working with the person who had the office next to me when I joined. Life, I guess, is funny that way.