Betsy Aoki's WebLog

Community Program Manager

Infographic of Microsoft Technologies

Loved this - found on Steve Clayton's Blog. Microsoft Technologies - An infographic by the team from...

Author: Betsy Date: 01/07/2013

Update on the treadmill desk: first day back after long absence

Hmm, well. I can say the Treadmill desk prompted me to lose 5 lbs in about as many weeks. That's the...

Author: Betsy Date: 04/09/2012

Blast from the past - the computers of 1985

A recent trip to visit my parents unearthed gems of a forgotten era. (Yes, I realize bowties are...

Author: Betsy Date: 03/26/2012

10 Observations of an Engineer on a PR team

I started writing these at the beginning of 2012, adding to them bit by bit as I looked back and...

Author: Betsy Date: 03/18/2012

Why hackathons are not nonsense - or how a short term art salon/NaNoWriMo is pragmatically useful

View from coffee line, rockstar TEDActive barista making my drink 2011 . You learn a lot by watching...

Author: Betsy Date: 02/26/2012

Blog infidelity - sign of the times

I've spent a year being massively unfaithful to this blog. :( Last year (and to be fair the year...

Author: Betsy Date: 12/18/2011

BlogHer| bet - why Bing reaches out to startups, and why a conference like this is fun in general

Last Friday I had the privilege of both speaking and mentoring at the inaugural BlogHer | bet...

Author: Betsy Date: 03/28/2011

In the summer that struggles to arrive, I struggle to blog

A lot of people I ran into this past 12 months talked about it - the great blogging struggle. Some...

Author: Betsy Date: 07/20/2010

Notes from my PRMKTNG Camp group on social media and storytelling

I was privileged enough to act as one of the "camp counselors" yesterday at the PR+MKTG Camp hosted...

Author: Betsy Date: 03/04/2010

Going to TEDActive

TEDActive is not actually the first conference of my year - CES was, and while I tweeted a lot about...

Author: Betsy Date: 02/07/2010

Bing at Blogher 2009 (aka #blogher09): Part One

I'm writing this in the Chicago airport in the familiar happy post-conference exhaustion. Unlike my...

Author: Betsy Date: 07/26/2009

bing.com and a decent shot of courage

I haven't written much lately because I've pulled some weird stunts, like stay awake 26 hours and...

Author: Betsy Date: 06/04/2009

Community tip of the day: Give the props to people who have helped you

Recently, in the process of promoting Will Code for Green, our killer Live Search API contest that...

Author: Betsy Date: 05/12/2009

Tips on personal brand as it pertains to painting your shoes

I was going to write a long post about personal brand, and how I don’t really believe in it as a...

Author: Betsy Date: 05/10/2009

Heading to Texas and South by Southwest, but leaving the black Stetson behind

Last time I was in Texas, I bought a cowboy hat outside of San Antonio. It was a real Stetson, would...

Author: Betsy Date: 03/08/2009

So, I've done many awkward things in my bespeckled and bespectacled community career. I've worn...

Author: Betsy Date: 02/26/2009

Community Tip of the Day: The Atreides Bought Loyalty with Loyalty

Warning: this is one of those Betsy posts where I combine a lot of disparate points. :) One of my...

Author: Betsy Date: 01/09/2009

Washington State Dept of Transportation on Twitter - nice job!

By now you've seen the photo of the overhanging buses, heard the mockery of Fargo, for the Redmond...

Author: Betsy Date: 12/24/2008

Community Tip of the Day: Write from your best place (or sing, or dance)

Where do you begin when you show people who you are? In a previous post I mentioned briefly how...

Author: Betsy Date: 11/21/2008

Community Tip of the Day: Everything in Moderation

Let's face it; everyone in America loves, but not in moderation. Fame? More of that. Money? Second...

Author: Betsy Date: 11/21/2008

Creators.xna.com - open for your XNA games!

Launch day! Everyone here in cubeland is drinking coffee, a bit foggy, and eating the breakfast sent...

Author: Betsy Date: 10/30/2008

XNA Community Games on Major Nelson!

Kathleen Sanders has that video poise I wish I had through my Channel 9/10 appearances and she does...

Author: Betsy Date: 10/18/2008

Heads down, community word up

My headspace is with the rest of the XNA community games team, rather heads-down at the moment with...

Author: Betsy Date: 10/16/2008

XNA Game Studio 3.0 beta is now available for download!

The framework and tools team has been hauling A over the last few months to get this to you and they...

Author: Betsy Date: 09/17/2008

Gnomedex 2008

After a sequence of extremely fortunate events, I will be able to attend Gnomedex this year for the...

Author: Betsy Date: 08/21/2008

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