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.