Partner at The Arioso Group, LLC
Nadine spent twenty-three years at Microsoft working in a variety of technical and business roles. Straight out of college, she joined the Word for Windows team, eventually signing off on several dozen Western European versions of Word, from Word for Windows 1.0 through Word for Windows 6.0. Although writing code was fun, she found she actually liked teaching better. So she transferred to the Windows team, where she lectured on software internationalization, wrote the landmark book Developing International Software, and a ton of articles for publications like Microsoft Systems Journal, Microsoft Developer Network and Multilingual Computing Magazine. After graduating from Microsoft in 2012, Nadine co-founded The Arioso Group, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in communications, where she practices the art of helping corporations and startups tell their stories. She’s totally stoked to participate in telling the story of software internationalization, particularly since she gets to tell it in a non-boring way. A Princeton graduate with a BSE in Computer Science, Nadine served on the university’s Computer Science Department advisory council for 12 years and augmented her computer science background with an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She also has a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and teaches cooking classes as a hobby. She enjoys making pastries, but tries to avoid eating them.