I’m Working at Microsoft and We’re Donating Imagery to OpenStreetMap!

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 I’ve super excited to tell you that I’ve accepted a position as Principal Architect at Bing Mobile and am moving to the Seattle, Washington area to work on maptastic things! Yay! Even better, Microsoft is donating access to its global orthorectified aerial imagery to help OpenStreetMappers make the map even better than it already is. OpenStreetMap, the project I founded, allows users to draw features like buildings and roads on top of…

Dear Candidate: Help Me Help You by Marie

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Dear Candidate: When I like your resume enough to pull you out of our database and we’ve arranged a time to talk on the phone, I hope you’ll to be prepared to talk to me.   When I ask you to “tell me about yourself,” I hope you’ll be ready for the question.   There should not be a long, uncomfortable silence from you when I ask this. When you get on the phone during the recruiting…

A day in my life with Bing: Part 2 by Marie

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Continuing from yesterday’s post my day with Bing. ·         I rejoined Twitter ( Follow me!) and I did a search on Bing to find people on Twitter that have “machine learning” in their bio so that I can follow them.  Why?  I have lots of jobs for people with machine learning skills that I need to quickly build my network so I am using the power of social media to…

A day in my life with Bing: Part 1 by Marie

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As a Microsoftie it sometimes feels like we  are obligated to use the products (or at least pretend we do), but when it comes to Bing I willingly drink the Kool-Aid and eat the dog food on this one.  Actually, I feel like I never close the Bing.com tab on my browser because I am always using it.  Since it’s not a search engine but a decision engine (!!!!!), I…

How Bing Shopping Saved Christmas by Marie

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I have a very tech savvy pre-teen who wants the latest toys and gadgets, as long as they are from Microsoft.  This past Christmas she really wanted an audio dock for her Zune HD (which she got for her birthday!) but there was no one in San Diego that had it and the Microsoft Company Store was sold out.  One evening I started to set her expectations that she might…