Well, ugh - of course you don't - who would? It's a horrible thought...! But perhaps you think you'd be a good fit for the open position we have in our team right now for another Windows Presentation Foundation evangelist, in which case, read on.
We're actively recruiting right now for someone who can help lead the effort to change forever the way that Windows-based applications look. With WPF, we're already starting to see a new wave of applications that redefine user experience. You can see early examples of these by looking at some of the screenshots Karsten posted in his mix06 trip report, but as WPF starts to hit the mainstream, we're going to need to broaden our team to effectively reach and assist consumer and business ISVs, enterprises, and web content publishers.
What does an evangelist actually do? Over the last year or so, I find that the majority of my work falls into four largely discrete buckets:
If I were to sum up the characteristics we'd be looking for from a potential hire, I'd include the following:
As you can probably see, we're looking for an all-rounder. There aren't many jobs like this, and not everyone is suited for it or has the breadth of skills needed. But some people are born evangelists. My gut feeling is that you probably know if you fall into that category already, and if so, you'll love this role.
If you're interested, please feel free to check out the formal job specification; you can contact me via the contact hyperlink on this blog if you want to submit a resume directly. The job is based in Redmond here in the US. Oh, and make sure you read this before you interview...!
It's great to see all of the announcements about multi - touch computer interaction and surface computing
It's not a state secret that we're in the early stages of development for the next version of Windows