Carolyn Napier: Developing for Windows and Playing Pro Football

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Carolyn Napier is a 9 year Microsoft veteran and she’s actually one of the truly technical women we’ve interviewed on WM_IN in a while (a former programmer she’s now a principal development lead on the Windows Application Platform team within the Core Operating System Division), but watch the whole interview and towards the end you’ll get the real scoop on Carolyn which really excited both Charles and Ritzy:  Carolyn is a PROFESSIONAL football player!!  Carolyn’s a member of The Seattle Majestics, the local women’s professional football team where she plays a rover on defense and a wide receiver on offense.  This isn’t flag football, this is serious hardcore tackle football that is played with NFL’s regular rules (yes, she has a lot of bruises!).  And guess what?  As an athlete, there are many analogies Carolyn can draw between things that happen on the job and things that happen on the field.  Go number 29!

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    MotoWilliams
    Wow, does the video really need to flirt w/ 1 Gig?
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    Charles
    MotoWilliams wrote:
    Wow, does the video really need to flirt w/ 1 Gig?


    For a 2.5 mbs WMV bit rate? Yes. It does. This is why we provide a low res version as well.

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    Charles
    Thanks for the feedback, Zeo! Yeah, sometimes conversations go the way they go. We don't rehearse any of this... I really enjoyed this conversation. Re Vista: Yep. I'm a big fan. Certainly, it's not perfect, but it really is our best client OS, from an OS perspective. Give it time. And we can mention Windows 7, just not talk about the unbaked, non-public aspects of it... Windows World owns Windows information dissemination. Not Channel 9...

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    Ritzy
    When I watched the video later I realized I should have spit my gum out!  Whoops.  Smiley
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    umer_a

    One question missing was women playing soccer alongside men as they do work in software development. In tennis there is such a competetion and Fifa can stage Women World Champions against the World Champions, Italy.

    If Mia Hamm and Del Piero can play on the same ground, the interest count can outnumber any release of Windows or Office.

     

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    Professional Sports Fan

    I was able to live my dream of playing in front of thousands of people every week over a ten-year period.

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