I joined Microsoft on January 31, 2005 as a Technology Architect at the Reston, MTC. Visit http://www.microsoft.com/services/microsoftservices/tech.mspx to learn more about the Microsoft MTCs.
My first job after college was as a math and computer science teacher for Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD. I quickly turned over the entire computer science program upgrading it from PASCAL and Word Perfect for DOS courses to C++, Visual Basic, and Microsoft Office. I still joke about tearing off all the cheat sheets taped on the keyboards above the function keys to get people to start using Word and Windows.
Eventually I took the advice of my students and left teaching to enter the consulting world. After working for a government contractor as an intranet administrator and developer, I got back to my teaching roots by working for a CTEC teaching MCSD, MCSE, and MCDBA courses as well as writing the custom software that ran the business nationwide. Most recently I worked as the Director of Technology for e.magination, a Baltimore-based Microsoft Gold Partner. While there I designed, developed, and delivered many web based solutions. My projects were diverse spanning government, non-profit, and commercial clients. I also expanded on my custom development experiences to include solutions leveraging Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server and Microsoft Content Management Server.
When not glued to my computer, I love playing with my four year old son who is the Orioles' solution for their pitching woes. I am also e.magination's reigning fantasy football champion.
Enjoy! - Ed Hild