This is a hot topic on the blogosphere lately so we asked Sara about how she got into computers and how to introduce more women into technology fields.
Here's some other blogs on this topic:
"My current hypothesis is that women, by nature, are looking for more long-term jobs.…
Eric Gunnerson, a program manager on the C# team, opens up his interview series by talking about the change he's seen in his years working at Microsoft (he was previously on the C++ team).
Eric also has a blog where he talks about C#.
Sara Ford thought that she'd have to work 12 to 14 hours a day at Microsoft. But that's not the only misconception she had of life at Microsoft and she talks about what she learned.
What do you think working at Microsoft is like? How do you think it's different from your job? What can Microsoft…
Chris Sells tells us what the most suprising thing is that he's learned about software development in the year he's been working at Microsoft: that Microsoft is organized chaos. Listen to him explain what he means.
Dare, who is a program manager on the XML team at Microsoft, tells Channel9 about what he'd pitch to Bill Gates if he had the chance.What's his answer? It revolves around social computing, syndication, and the new file storage system in the next version of Windows.
Bill Hill, the head of the typography/advanced reading technology group here, talks about
ClearType and why it doesn't work for everyone.
He also talks about why it's so important that you "tune" your ClearType with the
ClearType tuner (you'll need Windows XP to use…
Bill Hill talks about the difficulties in making the reading experience on the screen good enough so that people will read entire books on the screen. (He claims that
ClearType got people interested in reading long passages on the screen for the first time).What will get you to read a book on the…