Entering geek territory or exiting geek territory? That’s the question…

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After 12 years in support I decided to lift my head above the WinDbg window and take a look at what the rest of the world has to offer.

In fact, I decided not only to have a look but take a long long jump to the other end of the software spectrum, miles away from “My ASP.NET app hangs” to the world of “This new stuff that will be released in 2014 is so cool I’m gonna die”, and believe me, it’s a scary leap.

For the next two months I’ll be working in a team at Microsoft called DPE (Developer Evangelism), looking at what’s next in Web, Phone, Kinect, HTML5, you name it, still doing what I love most though, which is making people excited about technology and talking about what I learn along the way.

Just to explain how far away from my “day job” this is, I’ll share what my first assigment was… my first task in this new role was to design a character for this site we are starting up with all swedish content for people getting started with app and web development.

Several people have said, ooooh so you are going to join the geeks now. Am I? I thought it couldn’t get more geeky than spending your days in WinDbg, I guess I’ll just have to wait and see…

What does this mean for the blog?

To be honest I don’t know… It’s been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to take care of the blog as much as I should have, but I think it means that you will be seeing a lot more varied content here.

I am too in love with WinDbg and debugging to stop it all together, and the plan is for this stint to be temporary, but it might mean that I’ll lean more towards showing stuff that I work on in my current role for a while. Hope you don’t mind

Have a great weekend all, Tess