Posted by Ali.
This post is a bit off topic, but I wanted to write about an awesome program at Microsoft called DigiGirlz.
Digigirlz is a technology program for High School girls, where the girls go to different Microsoft campuses during the summer to learn about different technology and what it is like to work at a company like Microsoft. This week I got the privilege of being a job shadow for a Digigirlz camper. We went to meetings together and she got to see firsthand what it is like to be a program manager on one of the coolest projects in the world, Messenger! She was very enthusiastic and asked a lot of great questions. I got an earful about what is now considered cool/un-cool about IM. I think this is an amazing opportunity that I wish had been available to me when I was in high school. So to all the girls out there, check out http://www.microsoft.com/about/diversity/programs/digigirlz.mspx and come experience life at Microsoft next summer.