Tier 3 Acquired by CentryLink

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

“Tier 3, a Bellevue cloud computing startup backed with $18.5 from Ignition, Madrona and Intel Ventures, has been sold to CenturyLink.” – Geekwire While I’ve only been here a few months and can’t really take any of the credit for any of this. I am really ...

Seattle Code Camp 2013: Decks and Code Available

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Several of the other speakers have made their decks and other resources available online. Web Runtime Performance - http://sdrv.ms/GFXjON Speaking the Language of Lean - http://sdrv.ms/15C3ZUa MS DeathStar - https://github.com/bennage/mv-deathstar-talk Windows Azure Mobile Services ...

Seattle Code Camp 2013

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

It’s been a great few weeks since starting at Tier 3. I spent two weeks at the Tier 3 Hack House in Utah. Spent two weeks hanging out with the fantastic Tier 3 engineering team and doing a bit of riding at the same time. I got back in ...

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Monday, September 23rd, 2013

What a week it’s been. I’ve spent the last couple of days at the Going Native 2013 conference right here on the Microsoft campus. Essentially this involves hanging out with some of the best C++ developers anywhere. This includes; the inventor of the language, many compiler writers and a lot ...

GPU Technology Conference 2013

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

A few years ago I went to the NVidia GPU Technology Conference. I promised myself I’d be back in a few years and speak at it. Well’ it’s 2013 and here I am! The week has been really fun; lots of good talks, especially the keynotes. I also seem to ...

I’m Speaking at The GPU Technology Conference

Friday, December 14th, 2012

So I got my talk accepted to GTC 2013. It runs from March 18-21 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. I went a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. At the time I made it a goal to come back as a speaker and now here we ...

C++ AMP Book Ships!

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Well, I can’t exactly say it was easy but finally the C++ AMP book is “done” and available for purchase. You can buy the book or eBook from O’Reilly. It’s also available on Safari Books online and Amazon.com. The hardcopy should ship in another week or so (Amazon has a ...

Hiring, Hiring, Hiring, Better Hiring

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

I’m also thinking about hiring for a third reason. I’ve submitted a talk to Seattle Code Camp. With all this hiring I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes a good interview, interviewer and interviewee. Not to mention how the whole process might be improved from the ...

Hiring, Hiring Hiring, We’re Hiring

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

I’ve been thinking a lot about hiring recently, having just been through the whole interviewing process as part of my move to Microsoft Studios. Now I’m thinking about hiring again because… my team is hiring! I’m the development manager for one of the studios here within Microsoft Studios. We ...

Geek Vacation Day #2: Going Native 2012

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Another great morning at Going Native 2012. Herb Sutter’s keynote on future plans for C++ was really interesting. But so far what’s really impressed me is the CLang compiler’s error and warning handling. I think this would really help the usability of C++. Often half the battle is ...