It’s always been hard to put a label on the big bag of things I do for my work . At Flock I was the “Community Ambassador” (a term I made up), lately I’ve been talking to some people lately about “Director of Emerging Technology” roles and such…but “Technology Evangelist” is growing on me. The only catch is that my focus is more on people than technology, but I’ll try not to get too semantic about it.
A technical or technology evangelist is a person whose job or role is to promote technologies, usually new technologies. This may be, officially or unofficially, on behalf of a company or organisation, or on a personal basis, for instance open source evangelism. An evangelist promotes the use of a particular product or technology through talks, articles, blogging, user demonstrations, recorded demonstrations, or the creation of sample projects. The word evangelism is taken from the context of religious evangelism because of the similar recruitment of converts and the spreading of the product information through the ideological or committed.
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