Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
As developers, it can be hard to get your voice heard in a company. Whilst our products depend on developers building them the right way, other people seem to call the shots about where they are going.
This becomes disastrous when a company tries to reach developers with their product. Normal marketing and PR stunts normally fail to get us excited. To work around this issue, clever companies allow developers to move into a role of developer evangelists.
A developer evangelist is a spokesperson, mediator and translator between a company and both its technical staff and outside developers.
This is my job at the moment, and I was asked by people I trained if there is a handbook about the skills needed to do this job, so I wrote one.
Check out the The Developer Evangelist handbook
The handbook explains several things:
The handbook is Creative Commons and free to use. I am working on getting a printed version out, too.
Posted by Chris Heilmann at 3:59 pm