The Scoop on WebCenter Evangelism

Sometimes, I write about work stuff. This is one of those times.

You may have seen recently that Noel (@noelportugal) and I joined a brand-spanking, new team called WebCenter evangelism. You might also recall that the team’s mission is:

. . . to raise the profile of Oracle in all of the markets/conversations in which WebCenter competes—social business, collaboration, portals, Internet sites, and customer/audience engagement.

WebCenter has undergone a metamorphosis recently, and it now encompasses a much larger set of capabilities than it did years ago when I first joined the team.

From the source (@oraclewebcenter):

Oracle WebCenter is the user engagement platform for social business—connecting people and information. It brings together the most complete portfolio of portal, web experience management, content, social, and collaboration technologies into a single integrated product suite, and it provides the foundation for Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Fusion Applications to deliver a next-generation user experience.

Here’s a picture to help:

Not specific enough for you, check out this Q&A with Andy MacMillan (@apmacmillan), the head of WebCenter PM, and the WebCenter strategy and product roadmap shown at OpenWorld last year. Maybe you caught the keynote announcing Oracle Social Network at OpenWorld.

Did you know that OSN is a member of the WebCenter family? Did you notice the Fatwire acquisition back in June? That’s another WebCenter family member, now called WebCenter Sites.

So, yeah, a lot has changed.

What will this new evangelism team do?

Glad you asked. We will be everywhere talking about WebCenter, answering questions, extolling virtues, instructing, building cool stuff, propagating, enlightening, researching and listening. Noel P and I will be focused more on talking to developers, but for the most part, we’ll all be out there (and here) talking WebCenter. It’s that simple.

This is new territory for a development team and for each of us. So, it’s a bit of a moving target. No worries though, we’ll get it sorted as we go. The biggest piece of the puzzle is you.

As we spin up this new team, we’re looking for people outside Oracle who are interested in learning about WebCenter, testing and extending its capabilities, discovering its features. If that’s you, find the comments, hit us up on Twitter (@cfinn, @jkuramot, @noeljaffre, @noelportugal, @peterreiser, @theappslab), Facebook, G+ or email webcenter dash evangelism underscore ww at oracle dot com.

Or we’ll come to you. We’ll be at conferences like COLLABORATE, Kscope, and OpenWorld. So find us in person if you’re interested in conversating about WebCenter.

We’d love to chat with you. And watch this space for more about what we’re doing.




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