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Pursuing any dream, starts by getting out the door

Pursuing any dream, starts by getting out the door

I just realized that today marks 1 year of me flying out to Seattle to interview with two Redmond based Microsoft teams. The interview loops was a result of 9 months of applying for various open positions, going through multiple informational and phone screen interviews - before finally finding my way to do a full on-site interview loop. Throughout the nine months, leading up to this, I hit several bumps on the way; First and foremost, I had to accept that it wouldn't just magically happen, it ...
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Looking back after 6 months

Looking back after 6 months

It has been exactly six months since I went on a plane from Copenhagen Denmark and flew via London across "the pond" to start a new life in the US It has been six months where I had plenty of ideas of blog posts to write, but also six months full of getting settled, adventuring around Washington state including various hikes, had family and friends visiting and having no less than two trips back to Denmark - as you can probably guess; It hasn't been boring! I must admit, moving to the ...
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5 years at Microsoft and the hard part of living abroad

5 years at Microsoft and the hard part of living abroad

This week marks my 5th year as a fulltime-employee at Microsoft, starting July 16th, 2013 after finishing my studies. The last 5 years has tought me a lot, not only working fulltime on various products, fully owning features, fixing livesite issues, see Microsoft go through an immense transition to a more open company embracing open source and the DEVOPS approach. It also allowed me to realize a longtime goal, moving to the US to work out of Microsoft Corp. HQ in Redmond. Living abroad has it's ...
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Relocating to Seattle

Relocating to Seattle

It is with pleasure I can finally announce that I will be relocating to the Seattle area in United States. It's a journey that started almost 12 months ago, when I started actively applying for positions within various teams within Microsoft, ranging from Windows, Office, Xbox and to Azure - however finding a team that offered relocation wasn't easy. Towards the end of august, after applying for 30+ positions I had my luck! I had a phone screen interview, which I didn't really feel went that ...
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2017 in review

2017 in review

2017 have been a year of firsts for me. In february I had my first vacation in South America, when Maria and I joined her family on a three week vacation traveling around Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. Among the places visited, is Iguazu falls - the majestic falls that span an area of 2.7 kilometers. We had the view from both sides - and took the boat ride under one of the smaller falls - it was a fun and interesting experience, that rendered us all completely soaked. Maria and I ended the ...
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Driving around the US (and proposing to Maria)

Driving around the US (and proposing to Maria)

Life have been quite interesting lately - more of this to come! - but Maria and I had three excellent weeks of vacation driving around on the West coast of the US. The calendar swapped to September and our planned vacation was getting closer - unfortunately so was hurricane Irma and it didn't slow down as we had hoped. Our original plan, was flying to Orland, driving around Florida state including Florida Keys and end up in Miami Beach. With Irma in the way though - we were lucky to change our ...
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