Frank Arrigo's new girl

It's official now, I'm Frank Arrigo's new girl.

It's very exciting to be part of the greater technical evangelism team, working alongside the developer/IT Pro evangelists such as Coatsy, ChuckKleefy, Jeff, Dave and Dave!

So the first thing I've noticed is that architects are a bit different to the developer evangelists... specifically, the developer evangelists talk much faster than the architects! I wonder why that is? Anyway, here is my list of top 5 reasons for such a behavioural difference:

5. developers live a hard life - late night coding sessions are generally fuelled by lots of caffeine

4. architects need to articulate complex IT concepts to the business, in order to help them understand IT capabilities, including to those that are not necessarily IT savvy

3. there are just far too many cool widgets one can build with Windows Live, WinFX, etc, to cram in all the fun development, talk is cheap!

2. architects have over time slowed down their pace, as they ponder about IT&T strategy, and shaping an organisation's IT functions takes time and lots of patience.

now drum roll...

the number 1 reason why developer evangelists are fast talkers - 

"developers have overtime learnt to talk fast in order to keep up with the speed of compile messages rolling up the screen"

What do you think? are you a fast talking developer? or are you a slow talking architect?

Now I'd really love to hear from you if you're a fast talking architect!