“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.