Mudasser Zaheer

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Mudasser Zaheer
Colorado Cloud Foundry.jpg
Born (1974-12-08) 8 December 1974 (age 43)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Nationality US
Education University of Houston, Harvard University
Known for Chief Evangelist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
(2010-2016)
Founder, Snowflake Mobile
(2009-2011)

Mudasser Zaheer (MAZ) was the Chief Evangelist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise for HPE Helion Cloud and other emerging technologies.[1] He is best known in the developer community for advocating standard roles, responsibilities and qualifications for technical evangelists.[2]

In 2015, Mudasser started applying his ideas on developer evangelism internally at what was then Hewlett Packard. His efforts grew into a grassroots program to modernize the company's developer community of 55,000 to be proficient in cloud native development. This is believed to be the largest known evangelism program of its kind in the world . The story of the program has been told in a series of talks at technology meetups called "Bringing Cloud Foundry to the masses". The program was also turned into a six part blog series and published by the Grounded in the Cloud community.[3]

In 2016, Mudasser published the booklet "The Developer Evangelist Checklist" and during an interview with Timothy Clayton in 2016, Mudasser was quoted as saying “When we say it is open, that is because everything we do is shared on an open source platform. And our door is always open. We have office hours sessions each week where we invite everyone to ask absolutely any question. At first we were the ones giving the answers but we now find that many of the people we have trained are jumping in and answering the questions of newcomers. Our students are becoming the teachers.”[4] This fundamental requirement for Mudasser's philosophy on technical evangelism that all content be open sourced is challenged by the broader technology community who call it an intellectual property risk.

Mudasser's evangelism activities have impacted several industries including healthcare,[5] financial services,[6] travel & transportation[7] and consumer products.[8] Prior to technical evangelism, Mudasser was known for his work on the platform agnostic IDE for iOS and Android called Snowflake. He is also the inventor of a high availability and disaster recovery application performance forecasting model that is based on his work on best practice design patterns for highly available applications.[9]

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  1. ^ "Colorado Cloud Foundry Meetup". Meetup. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  2. ^ "a Developer Evangelist checklist - Part 1". LinkedIn Pulse. 2016-10-07. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Grounded in the Cloud". Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  4. ^ "Stackato Evangelism: Part One Taking Cloud Native Development To New Levels". Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community. 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  5. ^ "Stackato Evangelism: Part Five Healthcare in the Cloud". Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community. 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  6. ^ "HPE Helion Stackato Evangelism: Part 4: Bank Transfers and Knowledge Transfers". Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community. 2016-09-29. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  7. ^ "Stackato Evangelism: Part Three Taking off with Stackato". Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community. 2016-09-22. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  8. ^ "HPE Helion Stackato Evangelism: Part 2 Pioneering Cloud Native at HPE". Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community. 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  9. ^ "US Patent for Mitigating risks during a high availibility and disaster recovery (HA/DR) rehearsal Patent (Patent # 9,075,704 issued July 7, 2015) - Justia Patents Search". patents.justia.com. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 

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