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Microsoft Silicon Valley
2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup: All Dreams Welcome
Since 2002, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup has served as the springboard for innovative ideas in technology. The Imagine Cup has engaged thousands of U.S. college and high school students to generate and nurture their entrepreneurship and technology prowess. Recent competitions have focused on technology...
28 Nov 2012
Students Learn Math Using New and Innovative Methods with TheatreWorks
On Monday morning, children from four kindergarten classes at Fairmeadow Elementary School in Palo Alto gathered in front of friends, family, and teachers to debut “Playing with Math” – a collaborative, interactive learning experience pioneered by TheatreWorks of Silicon Valley with...
20 Nov 2012
Photo Tour: Canopy and Microsoft Plant 110 Trees for 500 Students in East Palo Alto
On October 6, more than 500 volunteers of all ages joined Canopy and Microsoft at Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto to plant 110 trees. The newly-planted shade and fruit trees will provide over 500 students at Brentwood Academy with a welcoming learning environment. Trees don’t simply...
2 Nov 2012
Enjoy a friendly competition with your family and Summer Kinect Games at the Microsoft Store in Santa Clara
It has been almost a year since Microsoft opened its first Northern California retail store in Silicon Valley and the fun and events for families have not slowed since. This weekend, the Santa Clara Microsoft Store in Westfield Valley Fair Mall is featuring Summer Kinect Games for the entire family...
29 Aug 2012
Recap of the social media for non-profits event at Microsoft Silicon Valley
If social media has done one thing, it’s given individuals and organizations of all sizes an equal playing field to voice and amplify their opinion, cause, or brand message to anyone who is willing to listen. Non-profits in particular have been taking advantage of social media outlets to share...
31 Jul 2012
Microsoft Opens New Office at Moffett Towers in Sunnyvale
Employees from across Microsoft’s campuses in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered in Sunnyvale today to celebrate the opening of the new office at the Moffett Towers. The 237,121 square foot facility is a brightly colored office designed to foster a collaborative environment that promotes innovation...
10 Jul 2012
Microsoft’s Sid Espinosa Honored, a “New Standard in Excellence”
We have reason to celebrate! Microsoft Silicon Valley’s Corporate Citizenship Director Sid Espinosa was recently honored by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HARC) with its annual Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers Award at a ceremony in Chicago, followed by two days of intense...
22 May 2012
When a Store is a Store…and so Much More.
When is a store not just a store? When it’s a place for people to congregate, collaborate and experience. That is the design and vibe of the new Microsoft store in Palo Alto. The April 19th opening of the Microsoft Store at Stanford Shopping Center is the second Silicon Valley location where shoppers...
27 Apr 2012
Have a Holly, Jolly Picture Perfect Holiday
As we enter the thick of holiday season, family “to do” lists grow in length – coordinating dinners, celebrations, travel, and gift giving can seem never ending. Microsoft Windows and Southwest Airlines have joined together to help alleviate one part of your checklist, in the form of...
13 Dec 2011
Microsoft Sponsors Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Annual Luncheon
Leadership is an attribute found in abundance here in Silicon Valley. With many worldwide-renowned businesses calling the Valley their home, it’s no wonder that this region is known for some of the best and brightest minds from around the world. In an effort to bring together many of the Bay...
22 Nov 2011
Microsoft Opens First Northern California Retail Store in Silicon Valley
More than 1200 customers stood in a line wrapped around Westfield Valley Fair Mall in San Jose, California last week to welcome the thirteenth Microsoft store and first retail location in Silicon Valley . Around 9:30 a.m., the first few fanatics in line watched Dan’l Lewin , corporate vice president...
17 Nov 2011
Microsoft Silicon Valley Hosts More than 300 at Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner
Girl Geek Dinners, which originated with a girl geek who was tired of being the only girl at industry events, has certainly come a long way! Microsoft Silicon Valley hosted the Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner on Thursday, October 13, at the Mountain View campus. The event provided an opportunity to mingle...
11 Nov 2011
Train. Endure. Achieve. Matter.
October 16 th marked a significant day in the lives of a band of philanthropic Microsoft employees and, potentially, the lives of Leukemia & Lymphoma sufferers the world over. A diverse group of employees answered the call to help a cause that was too strong to ignore when we heard about the...
10 Nov 2011
Commonwealth Club Discussion – Multi-Sector Collaboration for Strong, Healthy Communities
Sid Espinosa, Director of Citizenship for Microsoft Silicon Valley and Mayor of Palo Alto, joined other Valley leaders - John J. Donahoe, Chief Executive Officer of eBay Marketplaces; Nicole Levine, Executive Director, Women's Initiative for Self Employment, San Francisco & North Bay, and John Lee...
3 Nov 2011
Annual Trailblazer Race: Families, Fun and Fundraising!
The 2011 Trailblazer Race, presented by Microsoft and the ‘Friends of Stevens Creek Trail,’ took place this weekend at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus. The annual event is the primary fundraiser for the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail , an organization dedicated to promoting community...
27 Sep 2011
Microsoft Kinect for Xbox Brings Home the Churchill Club 2011 Magical Team Award
The first annual Churchill Club Awards were held last Thursday in Santa Clara in honor of the Club’s 25th anniversary. The Churchill Awards acknowledge outstanding achievements in innovation, social benefit, collaboration, and leadership. With these awards, the Churchill Club seeks to ignite conversations...
21 Sep 2011
San Jose Business Journal’s Perks of the Valley Slideshow
Today, the San Jose Business Journal posted a Perks of the Valley slideshow as part of its continuing coverage on the job market in Silicon Valley. Microsoft is proud to be included in this showcase alongside other Valley tech companies, including Google, eBay, LinkedIn, IMB, Box.net and more. The...
5 Aug 2011
Are you ready to be inspired?
You’ve come to the right place. We are surrounded by terrific sources of inspiration in Silicon Valley, with countless nonprofits that improve the quality of life in our communities. We’d like to celebrate this local spirit of giving with the hopes of inspiring even more community members...
1 Aug 2011
Microsoft Supports San Francisco Education Initiative Aimed at Helping Students Succeed in Competitive U.S. Job Market
Today, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee joined Microsoft, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), the San Francisco Education Fund and Beyond 12 to announce an education initiative that focuses on enabling students through technology to enhance their learning and succeed in the competitive U...
14 Jun 2011
Microsoft Rolls Up Its Sleeves with Other Valley Companies and Community Groups to Plant 200 Trees in East Palo Alto
Microsoft, along with seven other top Valley companies and community groups, planted more than 200 trees at Greek Oaks and Cesar Chavez Academies in East Palo Alto last weekend. The trees will provide shade, as well as cleaner air, for the more than 800 elementary and middle school students in the area...
12 May 2011
Microsoft Announces U.S. Finalists for Imagine Cup 2011
Below is a guest post by Mark Hindsbo, vice president, U.S. Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft, who discusses the finalists for Imagine Cup 2011. Be sure to vote for your favorite team in the U.S. People's Choice Awards from now through April 9 and check out the local talent from right here...
24 Mar 2011
Local Educators Gather at Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus to Discuss Classroom Project Needs
This evening more than 200 educators from San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, together with representatives from DonorsChoose.org, will gather at Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus to share classroom project ideas and funding needs. One technology tool that brings public school teachers and private...
3 Mar 2011
TechSoup Global Contributors’ Summit Brings Participants from 45 Countries to Microsoft Silicon Valley
Microsoft is proud to continue its 15-year partnership with TechSoup , by hosting this year's Global Contributors' Summit . The two-day event kicked off on Tuesday, February 15, with welcomes from Director of Citizenship for Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus, Sid Espinosa and Senior Director of Global...
16 Feb 2011
Next Generation of Bay Area Entrepreneurs and Technologists Gather for the Second Annual Dare 2B Digital Conference
The Dare 2B Digital Conference , the premier hands-on learning event for middle and high school girls aged 13-16, is coming up this weekend. Join the next generation of entrepreneurs and technologists in the Valley on Saturday, February 12, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., to...
8 Feb 2011
Welcome to the Microsoft Silicon Valley Blog
Welcome to the Microsoft Silicon Valley blog where you can find posts on news, events, opportunities, community efforts and the people of Microsoft Silicon Valley and our industry and community partners. There are nearly 2,000 Microsoft employees in the Silicon Valley who represent virtually every business...
31 Jan 2011
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