It’s kind of funny that just over a year ago I wrote about switching my focus from Microsoft related technologies to mobile and more specifically, iOS development. Since then I switched down to doing a lot more Android and a little less iOS. As luck would have it, this ended up leading to a pretty great opportunity. About a month ago I took a new position with a company you may have heard of in passing: Microsoft. Specifically I am a Technical Evangelist for Windows Azure.
“Woah, woah, woah, Chris! I thought you were doing iOS and Android development?”
I will still be doing mobile development. I’ll just be focusing more on how to connect Android and iOS applications to the Windows Azure platform. There are a mess of options out there for back ends when it comes to mobile applications. Obviously when it comes to “the Cloud”, Azure is a big player. The platform is scalable, constantly being improved, and is just at the beginning of what it’s capable of. I see nothing but opportunity when it comes to Azure and working with iOS and Android developers.
I will truly miss working with my former teammates, but I’m very excited about the opportunities I’ll have with Microsoft. Erin and I (and Riley) are very excited about moving out to Washington in a few months and experiencing a whole new place for all of us.
I look forward to expanding the focus of this site and opening it up to new topics that I haven’t covered before while continuing to talk about and discuss everything great (and not so great) about mobile!
Just a reminder, everything I say on this site is my opinion and in no way that of my employer. Unless they agree with me.