Microsoft Central Region - Who (and where) are you?
As an Evangelist, I'm constantly meeting new people. There are a couple of questions I get asked by folks I've never met - especially those within the developer community in South Central District. Here they are, in order of frequency:
- Do you know Brian Moore?
- Can you give me some free software? (this one and the previous one take turns at #1)
- What area do you cover?
- Who is the DE that covers XYZ territory/state/city/biker bar.
#3 is more complicated than a 1-line answer. Although I technically have a defined geography for which my contributions are evaluated each year, our team is really made up of people from a relatively vast geography in the central US, and (in my opinion) includes many people who don't work for Microsoft; if you're active in the developer community in Central Region, you're on my team.
#4 was something I'd been meaning to get a handle on for some time. I still have this wild idea to put together a cool Silverlight application that displays a map of the US with cool rollover effects that highlight regions & districts and shows people and roles (one day, one day).
I did find, however, a nice graphic today of Central Region, and the breakdown of the districts there. So- here's the graphic, and a list of the people from my team that cover it:
|South Central||North Central|
Here's the list - hope you enjoy it! The links above will get you to our blogs, so you can keep up with everything that's going on in those geographies.