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What Does a Developer Evangelist Do, Anyway?

What does a Developer Evangelist do?  Talk.  A lot.  Sometimes, I even get to code, but then I have to talk about it.

Here is a rough schedule for this week:

  • 2/2/2005 – Speaking at an SOA conference in Atlanta on “What’s New for Web Services in .NET 2.0.” 
  • 2/3/2005 – Meeting a customer in the morning to discuss our roadmap for ASMX, WSE, and Indigo.  Meeting a rep from an ISV to discuss web services integration with their product around lunch time.  In the afternoon, I am going to another customer site to review their architecture that will integrate with MQSeries from a .NET application.
  • 2/4/2005 – Presenting on WSE 2.0, focusing on the KerberosToken2 type to a customer.  Somewhere in here, I need to find the time to code an example on how to create an Item Template in Visual Studio that would allow a developer to add a SoapService to their project.  I also need to code a couple quick ASP.NET examples using a DataGrid and send it to a customer.
  • 2/5/2005 – Presenting on WSE 2.0 at the Florida Code Camp.

This is actually a pretty light week, since I am able to reuse several presentations (or at least a large portion of them).  This doesn’t cover the number of phone calls and emails that I need to follow up on projects customers have outstanding and the amount of activity reporting that I have neglected over the past several months.