This month we meet Josh Fletcher, Nuxeo’s Solutions Architect and Developer Evangelist who joined our team of experts in August. From exploring the Nuxeo Platform and building Proofs of concept for prospects to hosting webinars, Josh has his hands full!
Here is his story!
Q: What made you decide to join Nuxeo? How’s your experience so far?
I worked with Brendan Coveney, Nuxeo’s Chief Revenue Officer, in the past and he thought it would be a good opportunity for me to join Nuxeo. The more I learned about the company, the more I agreed. I have a deep respect for Nuxeo’s engineering strategy and I find it fascinating to see all the different ways the platform is being used.
The experience has been good! It’s been a sip-from-the-fire-hose getting up to speed with all the aspects of the platform, but that’s normal in this industry (for me anyway…).
Q: As a Solutions Architect and Developer Evangelist, what does your responsibilities include? What does a typical day at work look like?
I dream of the day I have a “typical” day at work!
Ostensibly my job is to make sure our prospects have a great experience exploring the solutions Nuxeo has to offer. Often we do trainings, or build proof-of-concept applications. Although I’ve only been here since August, I’ve already dipped my toes in some project management and I put together a Webinar covering what’s new in the latest Version of the platform, Nuxeo 6.0.
Q: You were in 4D for 9 years before joining Nuxeo, tell us a little about your work there.
I definitely worked as an “asset”. I started in Technical Support but moved on to training and evangelism, meanwhile still working on internal systems, marketing, etc. I take it as a compliment that I was involved in so many different things. I like to tell myself that people are interested in what I have to say.
Q: You recently did a webinar on Nuxeo 6.0. How was the experience?
It was good. It was a lot of work for me to pull everything together, but it was a good challenge. We have a LOT of powerful new features in Nuxeo 6.0, so it wasn’t very easy to learn about everything and present it effectively (I hope) in a short time.
We had something like 60 attendees and a lot of questions. It was great to see that people were interested! And I gained some new connections on LinkedIn and Twitter too.
Q: What do you think about the future of the Nuxeo Platform, from a developer and business perspective?
Again, it amazes me to know the breadth of problems that Nuxeo can solve. It’s terribly naive to focus on “documents” when thinking about what a content management platform can do. I think more and more business are discovering that they need tools like Nuxeo, so our future looks very bright.
Technology-wise I’m really impressed with the platform and see no reason it won’t continue to grow and add amazing new features.
Q: Tell us about your interests outside of work.
I have two young boys (aged 4 and 2) so my spare time is a tad limited. Certainly they are a huge part of my life. When I have a spare moment or two, I enjoy working on cars (performance mods as well as audio) and have been into gaming since the Atari 2600 was new (am I that old now?!).