Steve Ballmer Teams With Microsoft Employees to Show Local Minority Students the Value of Technology

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 27, 2002 — On Thursday, Microsoft Corp. will host an interactive day of technology for more than 100 local high school students in celebration of Black History Month. The 11th annual event, sponsored by Microsoft’s employee group Blacks at Microsoft (B.A.M.), will provide students with a day of hands-on learning and discussions on the wealth of career opportunities available in the technology industry. Some of the day’s highlights include a tour of the Microsoft®
eHome, a games testing workshop, career talks and a presentation and interactive question-and-answer session with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

When: Thursday, Feb. 28

What: In celebration of Black History Month, more than 100 students are invited to visit the Microsoft campus for a day of hands-on learning. Participants will hear from Microsoft executives Steve Ballmer and Jeff Raikes about the future of technology and related career opportunities.

Where: Microsoft Executive Briefing Center

Building 33

(425) 882-8080

Press registration in the lobby beginning at 11:45 a.m.

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