What does a Developer Evangelist do?

A lot of people ask me “What does a developer Evangelist do”: my stock answer is an accurate but not very helpful “Raise developers satisfaction and perception of Microsoft”  So for my first blog entry i am including a trip report of my first .NET tour with good friend Tony Goodhew. Hopefully this will illustrate a typical developer evangelist’s day at…


Dive (B)Logging

Way behind on my dive (b)logging!Solitary Islands Oct 2nd Big Cat Reality Nov 12th-14th Byron Bay Julian Rocks Nov 20th   North Stradbroke Nov 21st Solitary Islands. Oct 2nd I went to Coffs harbor and dove the famous South Solitary Islands. I must admit the diving was nicer than Cook Island but not nearly as…


Gold Coast Boating

Living on the water on the Australian Gold Coast it seemed a moral imperative to get a boat for beach hopping, fishing and just tooling around.  The first step was determine my bargining position. With this information in hand i visited the local Rivera dealer who suggested i might check the local salvation army or other charity drop offs…


I take up sport!

 One thing about Australians is they love their sport and after living here 3 years I thought it was time I joined in…Of course this begged this first question of “which sport”. I must admit a couple immediately came to mind such as “AV enhanced yoga” “Power Lifting Ethanol” “Mattress spelunking” “Literary Marathons”   The…


Merging my private blog and work blogs

The intent was for me to keep my professional blog and personal blog in two seperate locations….unfortunately have not been maintaining this one enough to justifty this extra overhead the spoke had turned off the account…nearly losing all my posts<gasp> for that reason i am going to migrate all (5?) of my personal posts to:…


WebCasts Update #2 - Audio Gremlins vanquished

  From my first Usergroup webcast attempt I have organized three more Webcasts through WWEvents/Livemeeting and by accident determined much of the phone noise was being caused by the MCI phone bridge not Live meeting. I also found out that WWEvents stops accepting registrants if you list the event as a “Live Web Cast”- so…


Teched Content Owner for 2006

I must admit the last four years has been a learning experience but it is time to pass the reins to somebody else -& this year’s victim is none other than our very own Michael Kleef…so if you have any content requests like 10 sessions on building Xbox games or double the number of sessions  swing by his…


Nick Weinholt is still alive!

Just heard from my buddy the performance master Nick Weinholt and he is almost done with his 6 month tour around Australia! He is just pulling out of  Esperance and plans on being in Melbourne for his Spirit of Tasmania voyage Nov 16 and being back home in time for Christmas I asked him what is most…


Upgrading painting from VB6 to .NET

I had the opportunity to play with the source code of a large accounting package written in VB 6 with good friend Andrew Parsons and we thought “what the heck wonder how hard it would be to upgrade to .NET”.     We kicked off the Upgrade wizard and went to have a beer and…


WebCast #1 Summary (and apology)

Saturday @ 11:00am we kicked off our first WWEvents hosted Webcast of the Melbourne User Group in preparation for doing realtime webcasting of all the local launch events, pertinent DPE deliveries and enable the webcasting of all our local user groups going forward  Pro’s: The Screen looked good The voice of the speaker was good…