Irina has been with Microsoft for over 14 years working on a wide gamut of products including MSN Mobile, Photography, Social experiences, Xbox Live services, Bing and Windows. Irina has developed large scale Social Gaming services platform based on Azure, authored an application model for distributed systems, implemented a large scale real-time monitoring and diagnostic solution for Xbox Live Services and lead a team in Bing to develop a large scale rich data visualization and exploration platform for optimize Ads business, shuffling terabytes of data. Irina is currently leading a Real Time Monitoring and Solutions team at Microsoft that is responsible for providing real time data-driven solutions and foundational services that allows teams at Microsoft to build right devices, apps and services and run them more efficiently and reliably. Irina currently resides in Seattle with her husband, two sons and a very energetic lab named Rocky 2.
GALs is a show about the women who work in Tech (at Microsoft or outside) from three ladies that currently work on the Channel 9 team. Golnaz Alibeigi, Soumow Atitallah, and Kaitlin McKinnon have started a new series featuring women in Tech who work in development, management, marketing and research who have interesting stories to share about their success in the industry and ideas on how to grow diversity in IT.