I have to admit, my job is pretty cool. I've met a bunch of cool people and new friends as a direct result of my work on TechNet Edge. Last week was no exception, as I got to sit down with the authors of Hyper-V Unleashed to talk about their adventures in virtualization. You can see the video at this link:A chat with the authors of Hyper-V Unleashed
While I love my job to death, there is one downside to it: trying to explain to people what I do. The dialog usually goes like this:
Nice person I've just met: so what do you do?
me: <nervous smile> My job title is actually Technical Evangelist
n: <boggle> what does that mean?
m: yeah, I'm pretty much in charge of Happy Thoughts. I just make sure people are thinking happy thoughts.
m: yeah. I also do a lot of walking around and talking to people.
n: come on, what do you really do?
m: ok, I try to help drive early adoption and buzz around emerging technologies.
n: <blank stare>
m: Happy Thoughts. I'm in charge of Happy Thoughts. What do you do?