Coatsy wrote about Gianpaolo (or as we like to call him, GP) heading downunder back in December – The King is Dead! – Long Live the King!, as did GP himself Crikey… I am moving to Australia. There was even a press release, Gianpaolo Carraro takes up reins of Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism division
So, I had to laugh when I read this in the Australian IT section today
MICROSOFT has blessed Gianpaolo Carraro and anointed him as its new lead for the platform and developer evangelism group in Australia.
He will be engaging with Australian software developers and will also oversee Microsoft’s industry development initiatives, which are designed to nurture innovation in Australia and help in the development and growth of the local IT sector. Carraro was previously a senior director of platform architecture at Microsoft’s US headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Blessed and anointed. LOL.
GP – All the best in your new job. The Aussie team is made up of a great bunch of hard working folks and the local Aussie software industry is full of super smart folks, which I am sure you will get to meet them all over time.
Just don’t stop the blogging!!!