Amanda Silver

Director of Program Management for Developer Tools

Microsoft

Amanda Silver is a Director of PM for Microsoft's Developer Division. She was one of the primary designers on the LINQ (Language Integrated Query) project, which incorporates query expressions and XML as first-class types in .NET. Since 2009, she has been involved with Chakra, the JavaScript engine that powers Edge, which was open sourced earlier this year. In 2012, her team launched TypeScript, a cross-platform, typed, super-set of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. Unleashing the creativity of developers is her unrelenting passion.