Brandon drinking from a coffee cup


I believe in the power of technology to transform and enhance the human experience. At eight years old I was programming Frogger in BASIC on an Apple IIe and was checking out library books on Fortran by 4th grade. I dropped out of High School at 16 and had my first programming job at 17 with Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, OH.

I joined Microsoft as part of the scrappy team to build the competitor to Google Apps, which became Office365. I also helped ship the first version of Azure and was a pioneer in Microsoft adopting an open source philosophy. I now focus on artificial intelligence and digital identity. I have passions around poetry, robotics, microbiology, philosophy, and coffee.

I use this space to accumulate some thoughts and observations that occur to me.

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