Guess my job – win a Zune!


Update: The Contest is now over. Thank you to everyone that participated! Results are here! The Winner is here: Congratulations Dave!

I’m serious about this.

Win a Zune

When I was at Microsoft I won an internal contest that scored me a Zune… but I already own one. Unlike Gio, I’ve had no issues with mine and I like it! 🙂 But since it’s been Giovanni trying to get me to spill the beans on my new place of work, I thought it would be more fun to make a game of it.


So here’s the deal. Over the last couple of days I’ve sprinkled tidbits and hints about the sort of work that I am now doing. Over the next couple of days I will produce a hint (or more) a day for 10 days.




  1. I reserve the right to change or make up any rule at anytime.
  2. If you already know the company that I am now working for… then you cannot participate. (Or at least you can, but you cannot win, and it probably wouldn’t be as much fun for you anyways. 😉
  3. You can guess as often as you like, but only for 1 company at a time.
  4. All guesses must be in the form of a blog comment
  5. After the 10th day; the person that guessed the correct place will get the Zune (I will deliver it myself or pay for shipping)
  6. If more than one person guesses correctly, then I will gather all of the correct guesses and randomly draw from those. The person that guessed the correct place first will receive 3 entries in the hat to give them higher odds of winning.
  7. You will also get an extra entry for guessing correctly and posting your guess, a link to my blog, and the company that you guessed on your blog/website. (post a comment with the link)
  8. Game Starts today (February 4th, 2007 – Super Bowl Sunday) and end in 10 days (Midnight on Valentines Day)
  9. Update #1: Since I allow anonymous comments, make sure you include your name in your comment. 🙂

Hint #1

I am working for a company that is headquartered in Dallas, TX

Happy Hunting!


About Caleb Jenkins

Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and 6 time Microsoft MVP award recipient, he currently works for Solera as a Director of Software Development. An entertaining and informative speaker who approaches software from a fresh perspective that spans UX, agile practices and technologies for enterprise customers from across the globe. Leading UX product design teams, coaching multi-team agile transformations and architecting and mentoring at some of the largest companies in the world, As a long time community leader and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy. Founder and Principal Mentor of Proaction Mentors, former UX Manager and Agile Coach, Senior Architect for Six Flags Corporation, Product Architect on a Cloud Marketing Platform, Caleb has made a career out of empowering others while building products and teams that delight customers and solve business needs. You can follow him on twitter (@calebjenkins) or his blog, and if you're still reading this, then you could also subscribe to his blog RSS feed or sign up to receive updates by email