Aug 282012
 

“I deal with the customers so the engineers don’t have to.”

As many of you know, I’ve been a Nokia Developer Champion for a couple of years now.  Technically I was one (in deed only) since 2006; Nokia just formalized that with a certificate and a few very nice perks starting in late 2010.

I was brought into the official fold not for coding prowess but rather for Maemo community development.  Which was cool, because that’s where I found the bulk of my volunteer efforts going; there were plenty of others fighting on the coding front and too few fretting over community growth and outreach processes.  And as I explained to some Nokia developer relations guys after a pre-Nokia World get-together last year, there are champion developers, and developer champions. Continue reading »

Jan 212012
 
I tried to explain a while back my feelings about three years of battling to break back into Nokia, but it just came across as a long pathetic whine.  Which suggests I really need an editor.  Or should take time to reflect with a post in draft before publishing.  Or have a draft in hand while writing.

Here’s the problem: Nokia screwed me.  And no I don’t mean by letting me go (well, at first, but that eventually wore off).  I mean by yanking me out of my introverted comfort zone. Continue reading »

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