Feedback requested on what it would take to be an Evangelist

I got an email the other day from Matt who is interested in the current
role we have open in Melbourne
. I asked Matt if I could post his email to my
blog, as he asks some good questions, so I will answer in subsequent posts.

Mail from: frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger
Sender: Matt

Heya Frank,

I saw your recent posting about the position that
Jason McConnell vacated. I don't think I've yet got the experience that you
guys are looking for but it's the kind of role that I'd be considering in a
couple of years time.

I'm a C++ developer, and I'm passionate about
software engineering as a discipline; developing _right_. I've been working at
Agilent Technologies in Melbourne for four years which was my first job out of
uni after studying a double degree in computer science and digital systems
engineering. I keep abreast of technology in general and have also been doing
some 'work on the side' architecting and part-implementing a .NET (ADO.NET,
C#, Winforms, ASP.NET) based solution for a small startup consulting group.

Anyways, if you're still reading, I'd like to get your opinion on how
I'd best get the experience to fulfil a position like the one you advertised.
Or perhaps I'm just too 'developer' for such a role? And if that's the case is
there any hope for a dev like me to have a future in your company?

feedback would be great!


PS Great podcast
with Mick & Cam the other day - you've had an interesting

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