Brandon Werner

I believe in the power of technology to improve and enhance the human experience.

At eight years old I was programming Frogger in BASIC and checking out library books on Fortran by 4th grade. I graduated high school at sixteen and then ran away from home escaping poverty and bigotry. Hungry on the streets, I landed my first corporate programming job at seventeen and first startup at eighteen in Paris, France.

I was recruited to Microsoft as part of a skunkworks project to build a competitor to Google Apps, which became Office365. I also helped ship the first version of Azure and was a pioneer in Microsoft adopting an open source philosophy. I have interests around poetry, robotics, microbiology, philosophy, Zen Buddhism, spiking neural networks, and coffee.


I'm currently Principal Product Architect at Microsoft.

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