I’m leaving the MSDN Content Team…

Recently I transitioned the C# Content Strategist role over to Frank Redmond, but that was only the first of several changes for me at MSDN. Today, my boss made the rest of the changes public, so now I can talk about it 🙂

I’m going to be leaving the Content Strategy team completely and joining the development group within MSDN, focusing on the tools and infrastructure that MSDN runs on, instead of the content that it publishes. This is a pretty major change for me, after 3 years on the content side of MSDN, but it seems that this is the time for change. Anyway, Matt is looking for a replacement for me, someone who can fill the shoes of a Content Strategist for Visual Basic. Check out his blog entry for a full job description and information on how to contact him if you are interested and you think that you are what he is looking for.

Wanted: VB Content Strategist

Congratulations to Duncan for the life-changing event.  But Duncan has decided to make another change as well and will be moving into a full-time development position here within MSDN (although I believe we will still be hearing from him in the way of articles and blog entries).  This means that I am looking for someone to replace him.

But before you send me your resume, let me tell you what I am looking for.  First of all, the job entails technical writing, so if you don’t have some writing experience, you will probably be on my “review later” pile.  Second, I want someone who knows VB, C# and even C++ but is passionate about what Visual Basic has to offer. I’m not looking for someone to lead the language-war battles, but just someone who understands the VB audience and what this awesome product offers them. Also, while VB will be the initial and probably biggest focus, at some point in the future you will be dealing with at least one other technology.

I’m leaving the MSDN Content Team…

3 Responses

  1. I’ll miss your articles – they were always chock-full of technical content – but usually done with an amazingly fun app that made you smack your head and go “Why didnt I think of that?”.

    Sriram October 17, 2004 at 7:00 pm #
  2. Thanks Sriram, I’ll probably still write, that wasn’t really part of the Content Strategist job… it is more something that I do on my personal time… but without a doubt there will be a reduced # of articles coming out of me 🙂

    Duncan Mackenzie October 17, 2004 at 7:33 pm #
  3. Welcome to the Team, Duncan! Now you’ll be allowed to sit with us at lunch! 😉

    Sean Gephardt October 18, 2004 at 10:13 pm #

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