Joining Microsoft Developer Relations

Starting today, I am officially part of the Microsoft Developer Relations organization, helping scale the developer outreach efforts.

By Den Delimarsky in Career

November 16, 2020

Talk about making some life changes in a short period of time! I am genuinely pumped to be coming back to something that is near and dear to my heart - developer relations. Starting today I am joining Jeff Sandquist1 and team as a Principal Cloud Advocate in the Microsoft Developer Relations organization. It’s going to be a fun mix of engineering, product management (there is no way I would abandon that), and connecting with developers around the globe.

And who knows excels at connecting with developers? In 2020, I would put my money on Microsoft - the OG nerds.

First Microsoft crew in 1978

The same folks that put together Build 20202, created one of the biggest technical documentation sites on the planet3, and bootstrapped Learn TV4. This is the team that gets what developers expect from an organization that listens to their needs.

So, what will I be doing in my new job? I’ll leave it to Woz5 to cover some of the aspects of my new gig.

There is a lot of work ahead. How can I help you? Whether it’s for questions, mentorship, or feedback - don’t be shy and ping me on Twitter.

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  1. Check out the first part of this series, if you somehow landed on this page without reading the other blog post. ↩︎

  2. I find radar charts massively more helpful for multi-variate representation than, say, a three-dimensional scatter plot. ↩︎

  3. A concept borrowed from astronomy. ↩︎

  4. This analogy comes from a post by Patrick McKenzie, called “Don’t Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice.” ↩︎

  5. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer. ↩︎