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I live in Seattle and work as a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft. I can be found on twitter @MattHidinger, blogging right here, working on various open source projects, and participating in the local community.


  • July 2013 - Present


    Time to pack up my bags and head west. Working as a Principal Program Manager on various developer platform initiatives.

  • December 2011 - July 2013

    Clarity Consulting

    Development lead building top-tier consumer apps for Windows Phone.

  • May 2007 - November 2011


    By day I was banging out enterprise ASP.NET MVC. By night I started this blog, got into speaking, and eventually got hooked on to consumer apps and Windows Phone development.

  • 1990-something

    Parent's basement

    I dreamed of being a linux sysadmin when I grew up. Eventually started a web hosting company and all the scripting I was doing made me realize how amazing programming can be.