Joined Microsoft as a Developer Advocate πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ 🍻

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

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 β€” 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 β€œa 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 β€” sometimes being the β€œdumbest person in the room” can be good for you πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰). And, in case you were curious, some of the specific areas I’ll be focusing on include Azure, Kubernetes, Serverless, Go and Kafka β€” yeah I know, all the πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ 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 β€” stay tuned!

Interested in joining the team?

Maybe you’re already working in Developer Relations, new to Developer Advocacy or just curious about it β€” doesn’t matter, let’s talk πŸ™Œ Please DM me on Twitter or ping me on LinkedIn

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

β€œthe ☁️ is a small place”

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

Cheers! πŸ˜„

Currently working with Kafka, Databases, Azure, Kubernetes and related open source projects | Confluent Community Catalyst (for Kafka)

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