Engineering Excellence/Trustworthy Computing Conference

I’ve been in Redmond since Monday night, attending the EE/TwC internal conference that runs from Tuesday until today. Microsoft has internal conferences where people share best ideas, practices, stories and experiences from their team. The EE/TwC is three days of 50 minute seminars for eight hours a day, covering topics from “How to be a Great Program Manager” (where PMs talk about tactics and strategies on how to do your job well) to “Developing for Concurrency” (where people from SQL talk about how they optimize for concurrency and their strategies) to multiple keynotes (from Steve Ballmer on Tuesday and Bill Gates later today). It’s fantastic to see a broad slice of Microsoft and hear about the problems people are solving.