Sara Spalding is the Principal Engineering Manager for the Partner Catalyst Team at Microsoft. Sara and her team work on emerging technology projects with innovative partners. Previously, Sara was the site director of Microsoft's New England Research & Development Center, where she led the team who built the new campus, defined and executed the company's local tech and community outreach strategy, and founded the Garage Intern accelerator program. Sara joined Microsoft in 1991, and has delivered a wide range of products and technologies, including Windows, Internet Explorer, the .NET Framework and MSDN, in a range of roles including Technical Evangelist, Program Manager and Product Unit Manager. She also led Developer Relations at Macromedia and Adobe. Sara has a BS in Computer Science and Math from the University of Puget Sound. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and two children.