Win95 Reunion

Satya, David, Karl, Kevin, and Lin
Satya, David, Karl, Kevin, and Lin

September 12, 2015, twenty years after shipping Windows 95, the team reunited at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.  David and Charu did most of the work making this event happen.  Brad had to twist my arm several times to convince me to come. It turned out to be an incredible once in a lifetime experience.

I met Brad twenty five years ago, right after he first came to Microsoft from Borland.  Fittingly, it was on a bike ride.  Several days later he was in my office, refusing to leave until I agreed to join the Win 3.1 team.

Our development team was tightly knit.  As dev manager, I suppose I did a lot to make us that way. For many long hours together, we worked to create a product that would change the world.  Twenty years ago, I moved on to a new life.  Saturday evening we all stepped back in Time.

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Born in Harrisburg, PA. Undergrad at Drexel University. Learned to ride a bike when six years old, riding ever since. Started cooking when I was in college, stopped when I got married, started again in 2006 when my wife was out of town for a few months. Jobs: worked at post office while in college to earn money to buy a stereo. After grad school, worked at a small software company in Redmond, WA for twelve years. Afterwards, went back to school to get a certificate, then started teaching high school. Still doing that off and on, part time as the need arises.

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