re: I worked on MSN, Live, and Bing Search at Microsoft, Ask Me Anything! VIEW POST

  1. How often are Hackatons organized at Microsoft? Is a cross-company thing?

  2. Is only me or most of the development teams are US based, at Microsoft?


Microsoft is such a large organization (~150k employees + contractors during its peak time). Each team is run independently, so some of these things are team-specific.

Bing hosted HackDays on a Thursday/Friday once a year (if I recall correctly). I've heard that after Satya took over, MSFT hosts a one-week hackathon once a year (which is a very new thing for MSFT).

Microsoft is a global company. Bing was a globally distributed organization. I worked with people in Brazil, Canada, India, UK, and Norway quite frequently.

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