Throughout my career, I have developed a specialty for combining technologies in interesting ways and for the past year, I have been calling this role a Synergist. Until recently I was doing this to evangelize the solution platform for Mindjet MindManager, through the Mindjet Labs. On the Mindjet Labs, I maintained the Synergist blog and now I am continuing that thread here at Microsoft.
I am now a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft for the Communications Sector of North America, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this role, I will be trying to build excitement and communities for software developers in the communications sector which includes media and entertainment, telecommuncations, and web hosting companies. In my new role, I need to understand the challenges that software developers in this sector are facing.
To build on the technology combinations that I promoted at the Mindjet Labs, I have started thinking of how MindManager could be combined with technologies like WPF/e and Windows Live to create some amazing synergies?