By Jorge Valens
Walking in to Microsoft’s Washington office I automatically knew two things: this place was awesome and that I was born to cover consumer technology.
Last week, I covered the “Tech Class of 2011” event. which featured a handful of Washington-area technology experts. One of them was Vivek Kundra, White House chief information officer who spoke about the need to modernize the governement’s information technology infrastructure.
It was hard to focus on the event with everything else going on around me. As I walked in, I was greeted by several large-screen touch walls with newscasts and websites. Between them and the room where the event was held were glass walls displaying news programs, yet no projectors to be found. It was the geekiest place I have seen in my life, and I go to Best Buy every Tuesday.
I’d love to be able to have some pictures to back this all up, but I was kindly asked not to take any. The memories will have to suffice.
All in all, being in a room with people I read about daily and the journalists who write about them erased all doubt as to what area of business I wanted to report on.