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List of Microsoft “Technical Evangelists” (Lead AstroTurfers)

"I’ve killed at least two Mac conferences. [...] by injecting Microsoft content into the conference, the conference got shut down. The guy who ran it said, why am I doing this?"

--Microsoft's chief evangelist



Summary: The beginning of a list which maps those in Microsoft who are TEs

THE following is a list of Microsoft Technical Evangelists, whose role is described in presentations such as this one. Here is an example profile of a Technical Evangelist (TE) and an example of activities, which we hope to assign to different people that are listed below in order to more effectively track their behaviour on the Web. The behaviour is usually unethical and potentially illegal, so vigilance may hopefully help improve this. We also maintain a large list of Gates- and Microsoft-hired lobbyists in the United States.



Microsoft's TEs include:

Anand Iyer, Developer Evangelist, Northern California

Brian Hitney, Developer Evangelist, North Carolina, South Carolina

Chris Bowen, Developer Evangelist, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Vermont

Bob Familiar, Architect Evangelist, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Vermont

Peter Laudati, Developer Evangelist, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Bill Zack, Architect Evangelist, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Chris Koenig, Developer Evangelist, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

Asli Bilgin, Developer Evangelist, New York

Allan da Costa Pinto, Developer Evangelist, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Curt Devlin, Architect Evangelist, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Vermont

Danilo (Dani) Diaz, Developer Evangelist, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey

G. Andrew Duthie, Developer Evangelist, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia

Lindsay Rutter, Developer Evangelist, Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia

Zhiming Xue, Architect Evangelist, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania

Dave Bost, Developer Evangelist, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin

Dave Isbitski, Developer Evangelist, Pennsylvania, New Jersey

David Solivan, Architect Evangelist, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey

Doug Turnure, Developer Evangelist, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi

Glen Gordon, Developer Evangelist, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

Russ Fustino, Developer Evangelist, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi

Chad Brooks, Architect Evangelist, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina

Joe Healy, Developer Evangelist, Florida

Joe Rubino, Architect Evangelist, New Jersey, New York

Jeff Brand, Developer Evangelist, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Michael Benkovich, Developer Evangelist, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Jeff Barnes, Architect Evangelist, Florida

Ken Jones, Architect Evangelist, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina

Rob Bagby, Developer Evangelist, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico

Woody Pewitt, Developer Evangelist, Southern California, Hawaii

Lynn Langit, Developer Evangelist, Southern California, Hawaii

David Chou, Architect Evangelist, Southern California, Hawaii

Hong Choing, Architect Evangelist, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware

Joe Cleaver, Platform Strategy Advisor, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware

John McClelland, Partner Evangelist, Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

Sean Seibel, User Experience Evangelist, New York

Kevin Boyle, Platform Strategy Advisor, Southern California, Hawaii

Jason Mauer, Developer Evangelist, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Northern California

Mithun Dhar, Developer Evangelist, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Sam Chenaur, Architect Evangelist, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Joe Shirey, Architect Evangelist, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico

Dan Willis, Platform Strategy Advisor, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico

John Stame, Platform Strategy Advisor, Northern California

Scott Kerfoot, Director of Strategy - West Region, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Northern California, Southern California, Hawaii, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico

Bruno Terkaly, California

Will Tschumy, User Experience Evangelist, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Northern California, Southern California, Hawaii, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico

Clint Edmonson, Architect Evangelist, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Jeff Blankenburg, Developer Evangelist, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan

Jennifer Marsman, Developer Evangelist, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan

Bill Steele, Developer Evangelist, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana

Ron Cundiff, Developer Evangelist, Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee

Josh Holmes, RIA Architect Evangelist, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota

Larry Clarkin, Architect Evangelist, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana

J Sawyer, Developer Evangelist, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

Zain Naboulsi, Developer Evangelist, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas

Phil Wheat, Architect Evangelist, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

Denny Boynton, Architect Evangelist, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

Jon Box, Architect Evangelist, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio

Chris Bernard, User Experience Evangelist, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota

Brian Gorbett, Developer Evangelist, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois

Brian H. Prince, Architect Evangelist, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee

Charles Sterling, Community Lead, Washington

Brian Johnson, Developer Evangelist, Florida

Joel Reyes, Developer Evangelist, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Northern California, Southern California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Marc Schweigert, Developer Evangelist, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Northern California, Southern California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Robert Shelton, Jr., Developer Evangelist, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Northern California, Southern California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

"It could be argued that Microsoft’s unethical Technology Evangelism (TE) practices are “old news”—i.e., that Microsoft stopped using these questionable TE practices long ago. This is very unlikely to be the case, for at least three reasons."

--James Plamondon, former Microsoft shill (aka 'Technology Evangelist')

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