Looks like it’s about that time… after 7 years, I’m leaving Microsoft! This may come as a shock to people who I’ve met over the years, so I’d like to give you all some insight.
This past year was a transformational year for me. I had completed my responsibilities to launch the closest thing to a startup Microsoft had to offer. My co-workers were leaving Microsoft in droves. My product team was primarily based in Shanghai and, after the exodus, I was the only person left in Seattle. Almost all of my closest friends had left the Seattle area. My girlfriend and I broke up. To top it all off, I was diagnosed with