No More Dick at Microsoft

Yesterday was my last day at Microsoft. I worked there a year. When I reflect on 2009, I think of it as the Year of Darkness. I only  wrote a couple blog posts. I was inactive in the OpenID community. I did not talk to press or analysts. I gave no public presentations.

On the positive side, I was given the opportunity to herd the cats on OAuth WRAP and get it out the door. I am happy I as able to do that. I also met some great people at Microsoft.

Having never worked in a large company, working at Microsoft was an invaluable experience for first hand knowledge on how large companies work. I definitely got experience. More than I anticipated. Will I work for another large company? Sure, given the right opportunity. I have a better idea on what parameters are needed to be successful in a large company.

Questions? Love to hear them! dickhardt@gmail.com

74 responses to “No More Dick at Microsoft”

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  2. josephtartakoff

    RT @DickHardt No More Dick at Microsoft. Yesterday was my last day. http://dickhardt.org/2010/01/no-more-dick-at-microsoft/

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  4. beltzner

    Huh, that's surprising. Usually Microsoft is really good at holding on to their Dicks. 😀

    Glad to hear you were able to accomplish some things during your tenure there, and I've no doubt that you'll continue to be a force of influence and ideas in your next venture. Keep in touch, and I certainly hope to see you back to your normal blogging frequency soon!

  5. beltzner

    Huh, that's surprising. Usually Microsoft is really good at holding on to their Dicks. 😀

    I'm glad you were able to accomplish at least one good thing while there, and look forward to seeing your influence and imagination applied in new ventures. Also happy to see you blogging again!

  6. Sam Johnston

    Best of luck Dick.

  7. Glyn Moody

    No More Dick at Microsoft – http://bit.ly/6XeZq3 "I think of it as the Year of Darkness" (via @schestowitz) #microsoft

  8. Tor Arne Pedersen

    RT @glynmoody: No More Dick at Microsoft – http://bit.ly/6XeZq3 "I think of it as the Year of Darkness" (via @schestowitz) #microsoft

  9. AllenTomDude

    Thanks for getting OAuth WRAP out the door – a major contribution to the open web and to portable identity and data! Definitely looking forward to collaborating with you in the future!

  10. Shigeya Tanabe

    RT @dickhardt: No More Dick at Microsoft http://bit.ly/86uZoc

  11. Jerry Fishenden

    Oh. Looks like Dick Hardt has left Microsoft – http://bit.ly/58YkSR. Wonder what that's about ….?

  12. Don Christie

    ♺ @glynmoody: No More Dick at Microsoft – http://bit.ly/6XeZq3 "I think of it as the Year of Darkness" (via @schestowitz) #microsoft

  13. mitchell

    Oh man, Dick in San Francisco! That should raise the temperature :-)

  14. BrianH

    It was a pleasure working with you Dick, albeit briefly. I look forward to collaborating via other means in the future.

  15. John H Goodwin

    Life is a process and you are getting much from it. Be well, john

  16. Dan

    @DickHardt welcome to the open and transparent world http://is.gd/6Lvoj

  17. FHA Approved Condos

    good stuff.

  18. Mawaki

    For some reasons, this felt like some liberating news. At least I hope your creativity will further florish once more for the benefit of the community at large. Good luck in whatever the future holds for you.

  19. Troy Spracklin

    Peace Out! ROCKSTAR!!!

  20. telelista

    welcome back !
    Good luck in whatever's next!

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  22. googler

    time to find your place on google..