I truly love my job. It takes me to exotic places like Cairo, Warsaw and Paris. It gets my adventurous spirit going when I get to fly to Colorado, Texas and DC. It makes me smile when I drive through Binghamton, Ithaca, and Syracuse…
Yes, it does – every place has a story, every school and college is unique in some way, and it’s a brilliant opportunity, no matter where I go, to meet with students and faculty and talk about technology.
I will admit that at times it feels like I travel a little TOO much, but I think I’d rather that than never travelling at all.
This week and next I’m going on one of my roadtrips through upstate New York. I try to do this once or twice a year to make sure I get to see what’s going on up here and talk about Imagine Cup, DreamSpark and other cool technology-related topics. I wanted to give you an idea of what I’m doing to show you what it’s like in the life of an Academic Developer Evangelist.
So, where am I going and what will I be doing at each stop? I’m not going to mention Imagine Cup in them because I’ll be talking about that everywhere I go… take a look:
If you want to see it visually – here’s my road trip map (the extra pins are for the places I’m staying overnight, for example, I stay in Poughkeepsie when I visit New Paltz).
Click on the map to see it in full size. 863.5 miles, 14 hours 49 minutes of driving.
So there you have it – 11 days, 8 different locations. Talking about Imagine Cup, DreamSpark, how to build your own applications for Windows Phone, Phone Camps, guest lectures on a variety of things, meeting with faculty members all over, and lots of driving.
If you’re at a New York state school and you would like me to come visit to talk about technology, such as some of the things I’ve mentioned here, please get in touch with me. I’m always keen on meeting new people and finding out what gets them excited.