We just let you know about Alec Saunders joining RIM as their Vice President of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development. Alec went into a bit more detail about his new gig on his blog. It turns out that he joined RIM’s QNX subsidiary on July 25th as Vice President of Developer Relations and now he Vice President of Developer Relations for all of RIM. He truly sums up his job in one paragraph:
Over the last few days I’ve been in San Francisco at the Mobilize conference, and speaking with developers. It’s clear from those conversations that the primary problem we face is lack of support from application developers. My team’s job is to correct that – to win the hearts and minds of mobile developers again.
As we said before we wish Alec and his team the best of luck and will help in any way we can! Alec also mentioned that RIM is hiring Developer Evangelists which he describes as “technical articulate people with a passion for mobile platforms” which sorts of describes many of our readers including me. 🙂 Contact Alec at alec dot saunders at rim dot com or on his blog if you are interested!