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William A. Adams, Software Engineer, DEI Innovator, and Philanthropist

William A. Adams, Software Engineer, DEI Innovator, and Philanthropist

William A. Adams is a highly accomplished software engineer, DEI innovator, and philanthropist with a formidable track record that has earned him the distinction of being featured in the Computer History Museum. One of his significant contributions was the global implementation of critical XML code during his over 20 years' tenure at Microsoft. Adams was also instrumental in creating the Leap program at Microsoft and served as Kevin's first technical advisor.

In this episode of Behind the Tech with Kevin Scott, William sat down with Kevin to discuss his fascination with STEM from a tender age, his inception and growth of a software development company in the 1980s, his game-changing career at Microsoft, pioneering D&I programs, and the significance of equity and diversity in tech. Listening to this podcast would reveal the inspiring journey of one of the remarkable minds that transformed the landscape of computing.

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Behind The Tech with Kevin Scott
Behind The Tech with Kevin Scott

Behind the Tech invites listeners to geek out with an amazing line-up of tech heroes who have made our modern world possible. Join Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott as he takes tech enthusiasts of all ages behind-the-scenes with innovators & pioneers. Find out what inspired them to create tech that has had an impact on the lives of developers & folks around the world.

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