A Day in the Life of an Academic Developer Evangelist – Video Blog

I do a lot of things in my role as an Academic Developer Evangelist, but my favorite part of the role is getting out there and having fun with my audience. I decided to take a different approach for this U. of South Florida Halo 3 party because we knew it was off-campus, there weren’t going to be a large number of people in attendance, and we had no music lined up — I loaded up the turntables, my Serato Scratch Live gear and an external hard drive full of random MP3’s.

We got a lot of great feedback and learned some important lessons for our next big event in the area. Many thanks to Nikita Polyakov who pulled a lot of strings and made some great things happen at crunch time.

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See you out there… I can’t wait to do this again, with many many more folks in attendance! There is something about the DJ idea that just makes sense to me… When you are up there with a microphone, you can draw attention to anything you want.

Comments (4)

  1. Philip says:

    Fun stuff Dr X-Pressin!

  2. Thnx for the write up and for helping out with the event.

    I would say this is the most unique type of event I ever organized and I did a code camp or two.

    Only bigger and better moving forward.

  3. Michael Beeson says:

    I’m professor of Computer Science at San Jose State University.  Can you get me the name and email of the Academic Evangelist within whose area of responsibility we lie?  We are members of MSDNAA and have a download-only subscription to e-Academy.  However, we need physical CDs for Visual Studio 2008 in order to upgrade our labs in preparation for fall semester.   Apparently there is licensing problem that prevents e-Academy from making VS 2008 available by "media sales".   This problem needs to be solved ASAP or we will have to stick with VS 2005 for the fall semester.  e-Academy and MSDN were not able to be helpful.