Just thought I'd drop in and say hello. Why? Because it's so annoying when you join a new forum and never use it. ;-)
I've been in software B2B for about 15 years, mostly as a public relations guy, but rather than focused on pitching editors at trade magazines like Dr. Dobb's, have been more interested in building communities with my customers, getting them to help one another, share ideas, code, etc. that it only made sense that I check out what others like Dani are doing.
I've started blogs that turned into Customer Community Portals, and have always had customers (whether they be developers, QA folks, release engineers, or CTOs) tell me I should change my title from Public Relations Manager to Community Manager. So I found a job where that could be a reality.
I'm now at AutomatedQA, and after a week, all I can say is, this place is all about the customer and wants to improve how we service the customer through community. So here I am.
Outside of work, I like riding my Kawasaki Versys motorcycle with my brother who has a Moto Guzzi. I like day trips with my wonderful wife of 10 years (this Nov!), shhh, I have a surprise for her. ;-) And anything to do with working out, golf, skiing, going into Boston to have lunch and walk around, etc.
I may not know how to build a program, but I know a lot about the development lifecycle, Agile development, version control, requirements management, collaboration and testing (both manual and automated). I also have hundreds of friends who are developers, development managers, release engineers (build dudes get no respect!), etc. that can act as my resource for all types of development questions.
I hope that I can add some value here and there, and if I can't, I'll be more silent than a church mouse.
What else can I tell you?