A few days ago, a position on our team became available.

Do you see those four, beautiful people in the header of this site? They, along with me (unfortunately I am not photogenic enough to be in the header) and some other brutally awesome folks are members of Microsoft Canada’s evangelism team.

I wrote 8 Tips To Become a Microsoft Technical Evangelist on w00t.ms which explained what I thought were characteristics of a good evangelist which were (in no particular order) and what I look for in interview candidates:

  1. Evangelists speak different languages.
  2. Evangelists look at technologies holistically.
  3. Evangelists should understand the world around them.
  4. Evangelists are not dogmatic.
  5. Evangelists love demos and code.
  6. Evangelists tend to be humble.
  7. Evangelists are sometimes cynical but always optimistic.
  8. Evangelists love communities.

Would you add anything to this list?

I encourage you to check out the article for more details.

If you are interested in joining our epically Canadian Fight Club, then check out the job description and good luck!