I am very excited to announce that I will be joining Microsoft’s Core Group this summer. I do not know what specific team I will be working with, but I hope to work in their Internet of Things or Windows OS groups.
It’s been a very exciting year for Microsoft. Just this week they open sourced the .Net Core runtime, which has builds passing on both Windows and Linux, with Mac OS X support coming later this year. They also announced a partnership with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to allow you to run Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi for free! To my understanding, you can develop applications on Windows desktop and then deploy them to Raspberry Pi’s. As someone going through the process of developing Python applications on a Mac, testing them on Windows, and deploying them to a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, I can tell you that an easy deployment system sounds very attractive.