Specifically, I'm passionate about listening to and learning from people to understand what problems they have and how I can help solve them. When I'm not immersed in product development and technology, you can find me reading, learning, rock climbing, hiking, cycling, skiing, staying active, or attempting to craft the perfect cocktail or brew my own beer.
I currently work in Microsoft Office designing and developing collaboration tools to help people work together better.
August 2013 - Present
Senior Program Manager
In May 2013, I graduated from the University of Virginia with a Computer Science major and Engineering Business minor. Feel free to read my Thesis Portfolio, which includes my report on social entrepreneurship through a case study of Elon Musk.May 2013
During the summer of 2012, I designed, managed, and developed a cloud-based search feature for Microsoft Dynamics AX.May 2012 - August 2012
I co-designed and implemented a visualization for an IBM Smarter Water system that retrieves and monitors hydrological and meteorological data. Check out our architecture whitepaper.June 2011 - May 2012
For more details, take a look at my LinkedIn.
During college, I helped develop a web platform for giv2giv, a nonprofit organization, to make and monitor micro-endowment donations to charities of their choice.
During college, I built an internal HR management system for Vistandes, a boutique vineyard and winery, in Mendoza, Argentina.
I love learning and I'm always looking for ways to improve myself both personally and professionally. Here are some books and podcasts I'm currently hooked on and find entertaining and valuable. If you have suggestions for other awesome content I should take a look at, please let me know!
Pro Tip Learned: When you believe in your team's mission and are willing to persevere against all odds, you can be successful. Just be prepared for the long haul.
Pro Tip Learned: You won't know what metrics to focus on until you can describe your business model as simply as a lemonade stand's.
In the process of formulating my pro tip.
Check out other books I've recently read and those up next.
Seeking Wisdom is the most useful, engaging, and motivating podcast I've listened to. Too many learnings to count. Pro Tip Learned: You don't read to memorize. You read to unlock what you already know.
Pro Tip Learned: Listening to smart people talk about topics you're unfamiliar with sparks ideas and creative solutions to the problems you're trying to solve.
Pro Tip Learned: Starting a company is hard work, but you're not the only one going through it. Just keep grinding.
Pro Tip Learned: Seeing how breweries create great products, develop a loyal fanbase, and iterate based on feedback, inspires my own approach to work.
© 2018 Doug Milvaney