Merge Technical evangelist into Technology evangelist?
Yes they should be merged, they are the same thing. --Ben Houston 18:13, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
Would agree with Ben. I've been doing this type of role for sometime and can't really think of how one could make a meaningful distinction between a "technical evangelist" and a "technology evangelist". Tom - June 12th, 2006
- Good idea. I completed the merge a few moments ago. I tried to minimize editorial changes, so you might like to copyedit the new combined article. --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 10:41, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
redundant with "sales and marketing professionals"
i've never heard of this artificial and silly-sounding term before now. it appears to be nothing more than the self-promotion and self-glorification of people working in the marketing of new technologies. i'm not sure how this is notable to anyone other than a handful of IT people. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 00:52, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
Nike's Technological Evangelist
I've started adding new articles, and fitting them together with this one, in a way that, I hope, will address some of the concerns raised in this discussion.
My approach is based on the following taxonomy:
- Evangelism marketing: A form of word-of-mouth marketing that empowers a product's users to actively promote it.
- Technology evangelism: Evangelism marketing applied to the promotion of a tool.
- Platform evangelism: Technology evangelism applied to the developer side of a multi-sided platform. A platform is a special kind of tool. Platform evangelism necessarily involves the management of network effects.
- Technology evangelist: The non-company-specific job title of one who performs technology evangelism. Lists related job titles (Evangelist, Technical Evangelist, Developer Evangelist, Developer Advocate) and notable technology evangelists.
There is no published taxonomy of technology evangelism, so far as I know, despite the job function now being deeply entrenched in the information industry. So I can't cite a source for the above taxonomy, per se. Yet, IMHO, some taxonomy among articles is necessary,
- to increase specificity (e.g., separating platform evangelism, with its focus on the network effects inherent in multi-sided platforms, from technology evangelism, which does not assume its products are multi-sided platforms) and
- to reduce redundancy (e.g., avoiding the repetition of elements that are common across all such articles, by placing their discussion as high up the taxonomy as possible).
- The technology is not the product. Don't confuse product (tool/platform) evangelism with technology evangelism. For example, a leading software company might employ someone to evangelize a generic technology (SOA, Web Services or whatever) instead of focusing specifically on that company's own product range. RichardVeryard (talk) 17:09, 8 July 2010 (UTC)