Hi there everyone!
My name is Brandon Satrom, and I joined Particle this week as our first Developer Evangelist. Since I’ll be meeting and working with many of you here on the forums, elsewhere online and in-person, I thought I should say hello and introduce myself.
I’ve been a technology professional for nearly 18 years. Most of my career has been in the software world, and I’ve worked as a developer, architect, evangelist and Product Manager in that time.
In the last half-dozen years, I worked for Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist, then Telerik, where I worked as a Product Manager and led product teams, all of which were focused on building tools designed to help developers get their jobs done, faster.
In parallel to all of this, I’ve spent the last 4-ish years as a self-taught maker and tinkerer. Like many of you, I’ve been a fan of Particle since the Spark days and have a number of Cores, Photons and even a few Electrons deployed across various done and half-done projects in my house.
I also have a deep passion for Maker/STEM education, and started a maker ed publishing company last year. Our focus is introducing kids to electronics through stories, and we launched our first book via Kickstarter, which just started shipping last month.
As a Developer Evangelist, my role will be to help developers build awesome connected things with Particle product and tools, for fun and profit. Among the myriad things I’ll be doing are:
Working to help flesh out and expand our online resources;
Helping to make sure our developer tools and experiences are second-to-none;
Amplifying the cool things you’re all doing internally and around the web;
Making sure you all have a voice in how we evolve Particle products and tools.
I’ll be active online, but you can also expect to see me at conferences, events and hackerspaces in your neck of the woods, as well. If you ever have a question or feedback, or just need to vent, you can PM me here, or hit me up on Twitter @BrandonSatrom.
I look forward to working with you all!