Joined Microsoft as a Developer Advocate 🎉🎊 🍻

Abhishek Gupta
2 min readAug 26, 2019


Hello, folks! Delighted to announce that I recently joined the Cloud Developer Advocacy team at Microsoft 😃 😃

I was fortunate to have worked on developer platforms (PaaS and Serverless) during my stint as a Product Manager at Oracle with a focus on developer experience and advocacy — so I decided to convert this into a full-time role and glad to have joined a company which lays a huge emphasis on developer outreach.

I am humbled and a little intimidated at the same time, to have joined this amazing team at Microsoft. You will realize that this feeling of being “a little intimidated” is not without reason, once you take a look at the list below! There are some rock stars in there, but you know what — sometimes being the “dumbest person in the room” can be good for you 😉

What will I be doing and what have I been up to so far?

TL;DR: a whole bunch of things, with a focus on developers and technical communities.

This includes (but not limited to) producing content in the form of code, blogs, demos, tutorials; run workshops and hackathon; engaging with you in-person at events, conferences, meetups, and (hopefully) much more. Also, I’ll be on the lookout for your feedback/inputs/pain-points and funnel them back to respective teams at Microsoft, such as engineering, PM, etc. (yes, this time I’ll be on the other side 😉). And, in case you were curious, some of the specific areas I’ll be focusing on include Azure, Kubernetes, Serverless, Go and Kafka — yeah I know, all the 🔥 🔥 stuff!

It’s been a couple of weeks since I joined and things seem to be moving at a rapid pace. I have been busy with onboarding (obviously!), getting to know Microsoft (yeah it’s huge!), chatting with colleagues, teams and getting up to speed with things in general. In between all this, I already have a few talks lined up, got to be part of an interesting little project and kick-started a new blog series — stay tuned!

Interested in joining the team?

Maybe you’re already working in Developer Relations, new to Developer Advocacy or just curious about it — doesn’t matter, let’s talk 🙌 Please DM me on Twitter or ping me on LinkedIn

BTW, I would highly recommend checking out What is Developer Advocacy? by Ashley McNamara

“the ☁️ is a small place”

Hope to see you at conferences, meetups or even GitHub!

Cheers! 😄



Abhishek Gupta

Principal Developer Advocate at AWS | I ❤️ Databases, Go, Kubernetes