So this might not be as epic as Boeing’s Seahawks-themed 747 jet, but Microsoft put together something of its own on Friday to show support for the local NFL team.
The result is pretty sweet. About 7,000 Microsoft employees from the company’s Operating Systems Group gathered on the Redmond campus this afternoon to form a massive “12,” as an ode to the 12th Man.
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Fellow Seattle tech giant Amazon also tried to put on its own rally today:
One Amazon employee told me that “not many people showed up,” and the rally was “poorly planned and fizzled.”
I was not at either campus today, but based on the photos, I’m going to give the nod to Microsoft here. That 12 is pretty dang epic.
Oh, and the food Microsoft was serving on campus today is just perfect:
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