I’m thrilled to announce that Michael Cummings has joined the Northeast Developer and Platform Evangelism team as a Technical Evangelist! Michael will be working closely with Chris Bowen and myself to spread the good word about building applications on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 across the Northeast US.

Michael CummingsHe’s no stranger to the local community having been a Microsoft MVP for XNA for many years. He’s also the founder and leader of the Boston XNA Developers Group and a frequent speaker at user groups and Code Camps in the area. He has contributed to many open source projects, including AXIOM, a .NET/Mono 3D rendering engine and Planeshift () a 3D MMORPG. Michael also has experience with native game and graphics development (C++/DirectX) on Windows.

Be sure to add Michael’s blog to your reading list, and follow him on Twitter.