In his new position as Developer Relations Lead Evangelist/Engineer, Jim will be a key part of Embarcadero’s evangelism team and developer community outreach. Jim will write about application development, visit with developers, create videos, and participate in online and live events.
Jim will lead and grow Embarcadero’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program which already has more than 60 worldwide members. The MVP program chooses the "best of the best" Embarcadero community members to be trusted alleys for our customers and prospects. An MVP is passionate about Embarcadero products and the success of everyone who uses them. An MVP evangelizes Embarcadero products by writing and speaking on the elegance, simplicity and productivity of our products at user groups, conferences, and webinars, and in websites, articles, newsgroups, blogs and social networks.
Jim is a world renown and well respected Delphi expert with more than 20 years of programming experience. He is an active member of the global Delphi community. He is the creator of the Podcast at Delphi.org (http://delphi.org/) interview program which will continue as part of his Embarcadero responsibilities. Jim has spoken at many Embarcadero (and Borland) events including CodeRage, Delph Live, EKON, BorCon, other industry conferences and user group meetings.
Jim was the first person to earn the Delphi badge on Stack Overflow. Jim is a regular speaker at iPhone and Android conferences and runs the local Boise Google Developer Group. Jim holds the patent for the swipe to unlock and pattern unlock used on both iPhone and Android phones, plus a number of other computer and software related patents.
Jim told me, "I started programming with Turbo Pascal while I was still in grade school. That was the start of my love of the programming language. During my 20+ years as a software developer I’ve always enjoyed sharing and teaching the things I found exciting in the world of software development. My ideal is pushing the boundaries of technology and then showing everyone what I find."
We are very excited to have Jim join our global developer evangelism team. Jim’s deep experience with the Delphi language, developer tools, software architectures and mobile application development will help developers move their ideas and applications forward to new levels and to new platforms.