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DevRel as Professional Career

DevRel as Professional Career

Alvaro Navarro

January 22, 2020
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  1. DevRel as Professional Career
    Alvaro Navarro
    22 January 2020

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  2. What is DevRel?

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  3. What is DevRel?
    “ help to get software developers excited about
    building on top of your product “

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  4. What is DevRel?
    DevRel is not about selling or promoting a
    product.

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  5. Why DevRel matters?
    - DevRel actually isn't necessary at every company!
    - We help developers to succeed
    - Bridge between engineering team and customer
    - People who care about Developers’ needs
    - Passionate about the product they represent

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  6. What skills are needed?

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  7. “ We have backgrounds in software development, most of us
    contribute to Open Source, and many of us are even maintainers,
    meaning that we know when a product is or isn’t easy to use and we
    also know how to fix it “
    What skills are needed?
    Ashley McNamara
    Developer Advocate at Microsoft

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  8. What skills are needed?
    - Technical knowledge
    - Coding skills
    - Writing
    - Public Speaking
    Hard skills

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  9. What skills are needed?
    - Communication
    - Quick learner
    - Approachable
    - Empathy
    Soft skills

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  10. A day as Developer Advocate

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  11. A Day as Developer Advocate @ Hackathon
    07:00 Coffee & Breakfast
    09:00 Arrival to venue
    09:30 Elevator pitch
    10:00 Hackathon starts
    -- Time for hacking --
    22:00 Hackathon stops (some teams may stay working!)

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  12. A Day as Developer Advocate @ Hackathon
    09:00 Hackathon starts
    -- Time for hacking --
    15:00 Hackathon finishes
    15:30 Solutions evaluation
    17:00 Recap: feedback analysis & actions
    21:00 Flight back $HOME

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  13. Who is hiring?

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  14. Who is hiring?

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  15. Resources
    devrelcollective.fun bit.ly/37aibua

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  16. Thanks!
    alnacle
    alnacle

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