This is something I had in mind a long time ago. Why don’t we start a academic literature club where we read papers in the current tech space and then share it in a group. This can enhance our collective understanding of the literature out there.
Moreover, why not go check out what MS Research is doing and hope to get some understanding on research that is going on at MS. I think that would be exciting if we can do it. Should look into that at work starting tomorrow.