I have been given the honor of building a new team at Oracle: Oracle Database Evangelists . The Oracle Database Evangelists team is responsible for helping users fully leverage their investment in Oracle Database and to promote the use of Oracle Database technologies, including SQL, PL/SQL, Application Express, Oracle REST Data Services, and more. So what does it mean to be an evangelist? I very much like the following quote: A developer evangelist is first and foremost a translator. Someone who can explain technology to different audiences to get their support for a certain product or technology. It needs to be someone who is technical but also capable to find the story in a technical message… A good developer evangelist can get techies excited about a product by pointing out the benefits for developers who use the product on an eye-to-eye level." Christian Heilmann, Principal Technical Evangelist at Mozilla I like the focus on "translation"