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Joining Microsoft Developer Relations

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.

  1. Jeff Sandquist is the Corporate Vice President of Developer Relations at Microsoft. ↩︎

  2. Check out the official website for more details on the conference. ↩︎

  3. I can officially claim that I was the first product manager on that engineering team. A truly great site if you need any information on Microsoft products. Check it out as well. ↩︎

  4. The beauty of this particular experience is that it’s a 24/7 broadcast of technical content. ↩︎

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