Let's Think Big

Friday 14 April, 2017


 Codess is coming to Austin! You're invited to network and hear from inspiring women at our Austin Microsoft Office: 10900 Stonelake Blvd, Suite 225, Quarry Oaks Phase II, Austin, Texas 78759 at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 14th. One lucky attendee will also win an Xbox One S console by sharing their experience using #CodessEvent. The event will be a great chance to meet new people, learn from one another, and empower each other to think big every day!

 4:00-4:30:      Registration & Welcome

4:30-5:00:      Keynote Speaker

5:00-5:15:      Keynote Q&A

5:15-6:00:      Dinner & Open Networking

6:00-6:45:      Networking Workshop

6:45-7:00:     Thank Yous & Wrap-up



 Microsoft Corporation

10900 Stonelake Boulevard

Austin, TX


Laura Butler

Vice President of Engineering, OneNote Team - Microsoft

Laura Butler is currently a Vice President of Engineering on OneNote.  As a life-long fan and power user of productivity tools, she just couldn't help being attracted by the gravitational pull of the group that owns Notes, Ink, Whiteboarding, To Dos, and Education tools.  These things are so critical to Microsoft's mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.  

Laura is a cookie-baking machine and the Cat's Pajamas as well as the first woman Technical Fellow at Microsoft.  She started at Microsoft in 1989 as an intern and followed in the footsteps of other tech mavens by dropping out of Harvard.  After shipping many versions of Windows and NetMeeting, she left Microsoft in 2000 in search of adventure.   

Startups, cooking classes, circus acrobatics, house remodeling, mountain climbing, reading the complete trilogy of Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, running marathons, and improv comedy are just a few of the things she tried.    

All of those and more came in handy when she returned to Microsoft in the summer of 2009.  She worked on Windows Phone for 3 years and led the team that created a buttery smooth User Interface, ported Direct X to the phone, and built the first Metro experience.  For 2 years after that, she was the Director of Development for Windows Phone CXE, the fast ship growth team.  Among other things, her team shipped the award-winning Lumia 1020 with the amazing 41 MP camera.   

Laura took a quick side-trip to the cloud services side of the house in the fall of 2014 and learned a lot in One Drive Share Point.  She returned to Windows in the spring of 2015 just in time to be eligible for the Windows 10 ship party.  As Director of Engineering for Windows Fundamentals, she shipped 3 versions of Windows 10 while upping the FUN and lowering the MENTAL.  In February 2017 she moved to OneNote.

Trisha Lyndon

Technical Recruiter, Univeristy Recruiting Team - Microsoft

Trisha Lydon is a Technical University Recruiter.  She has worked at Microsoft for 4 years and loves it!

Talking with students and learning about the latest tech are two of Trisha's favorite things and this job ties them together perfectly for her.

Trish is particularly interested in helping Microsoft continue down its’ path of creating a more inclusive and dynamic work environment. I like to ask the tough questions about corporate culture and how we can make the places we work better reflect the world that we aspire towards.

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