Episode 042 – Can a Bot be Bought with a Reuben Sandwich?


  • Welcome to the Show
  • Today’s Hosts are David Smith and Colin Smith
  • We have a special guest “Dona Sarkar” the leader of the Windows Insider Program.
  • Word of the Week “Tribe”
  • We are part of the Tech Podcast Network

Getting To Know Dona

  • What was your first computer – IBM Tower, but loved her Sony Viao she took to college
  • First Mobile Phone – Pager!
  • First Job – Updating computers to run Windows 98
  • From – Ann Arbor Michigan
  • First Kiss – A lady doesn’t tell
  • Current Phone – Next, Next-Next, Next-Next-Next
  • Current PC – Surfacebook (she’s a Surface Dweller)
  • Favourite Sandwich – Zimmerman’s Reuben
  • What are you excited about with Windows 10 – “Loves giving a Surface and Pen to an Artist and watching them create”
  • Jeremiah Marble and Manik Rane from Windows Insiders Marketing

Windows Insider Dinner

  • Hosted 18 Windows Insiders
  • Real Windows Users, and IT folks
  • Dona released build 14388 during the dinner

Release 14388

Is Dona a BOT?

  • Colin and David asked Dona gave Dona the Turing Test to try to determine if she is a BOT
  • Conclusion: She is either a BOT or an Engineer or an Bot masquerading as an Engineer.

Questions from #WindowsInsiders

  • Robert Haluska from Chicago, USA – What can Windows Insiders Mobile Community expect?
    • We are continuing to build features for Mobile especially Contiuum
  • Prashant Matta from Bombay, India – Will Windows Mobile come to new devices such as OnePlus?
    • Investing in mobile for Redstone 2
    • Lots of futures in non-phone mobile like IoT and Hololens
  • Iván C. Fajardo from Guadalajara, Mexico – How much influence do you have with other teams?

    Watch Iván ask his question in the video below:

    • Has been on Windows team for 11 years
    • Still makes some changes in Shell
    • #WindowsInsiders feedback is very infuencial

Part II

  • Stay tuned next week for part 2 of our episode with Dona.  More questions from Inmsiders will be answered.

Outro – Call for your help with the podcast, please…

Whiskey of the Week

  • Tullamore DEW. A Single Malt Irish Whiskey


Updated: July 20, 2016 — 2:41 am

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