Meeting of Microsoft Cortana’s writing team – which includes poets, novelists, playwrights, and a former tv writer on the company’s campus in Redmond, WASH., on Wednesday, April 6th 2016.
Back right: Leading the meeting is Deborah Harrison, writer and Senior Content Developer (short black sleaves) Seated to her left is Chris O’Connor, Senior Content Developer (long sleeve black shirt). To his left is Ron Owens, Content Developer (blue shirt). Back left of room is August Niehaus, writer and Content Developer (red scarf) a,d foreground left is Jon Douglas, content developer (red checkered shirt).
The group, which meets every morning at Microsoft’s offices in Redmond, WA, also brainstorms Cortana’s responses to new issues. Some members who are shaping Cortana’s personality for European and Canadian markets dial in (Cortana is available in Japanese, Italian, German, limited Chinese, and British and Indian English).