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Becoming a GDE

Becoming a GDE

Sharing about the GDE program, how to be one and why.


Jecelyn Yeen

May 10, 2020


  1. @JecelynYeen Becoming a GDE Google Developer Expert

  2. @JecelynYeen Jecelyn Yeen -> Web Developer -> Angular, Web GDE

    -> Developer Advocate youtu.be/kEieXe-3DGU
  3. @JecelynYeen WARNING OPINIONS ARE MY OWN Do not express the

    views or opinions of my employer
  4. @JecelynYeen WHAT & WHY HOW EXAMPLES Q&A

  5. @JecelynYeen What & Why?

  6. @JecelynYeen G - Google D - Developer E - Expert

    ( Google related / interested technologies ) ( Technical, know the tech ) ( Good at it. Influencers. Thought leaders. )
  7. @JecelynYeen GDE ≠ GOOGLER GDE is not Google Employee. It’s

    a program / global network of experts.
  8. @JecelynYeen GDE PROGRAM A global network of highly experienced technology

    experts, influencers and thought leaders who actively support developers, companies and tech communities by speaking at events, publishing content.
  9. @JecelynYeen https://developers.google.com/community/experts/directory Check all the GDE categories

  10. @JecelynYeen Angular, Android Cloud, GoLang, Flutter Machine Learning, Web Some

    example of categories
  11. @JecelynYeen Why? Recognition Network Events Sharing what you love &

    support the community
  12. @JecelynYeen GDE title is renewed yearly Sharing what you love

    & support the community
  13. @JecelynYeen How?

  14. @JecelynYeen How to be eligible? Different ways.

  15. @JecelynYeen How to be eligible? Contribute to community.

  16. @JecelynYeen How to be eligible? - Speaking: meetup, conf, webinar

    - Content: blog, podcast, video, books - Open Source: project, plugin, app, code samples - Community: meetup, conf, stackoverflow, mentor
  17. @JecelynYeen Exam? No exam.

  18. @JecelynYeen Exam? No exam. It is not a cert. It

    is a recognition. of your contribution towards the community
  19. @JecelynYeen Interviews? Yes.

  20. @JecelynYeen By who? GDES & Googlers.

  21. @JecelynYeen How many rounds? Multiple.

  22. @JecelynYeen What are the questions? Tech & Non-tech.

  23. @JecelynYeen Can I be a GDEs? Yes, you have GDE

    title for multiple categories. For example, Warat Wongmaneekit is a GDE of: Web technologies, Identity and Google Assistant
  24. @JecelynYeen Examples

  25. @JecelynYeen Santosh Yadav santoshyadav.dev/ - Pune, India - Blogging on

    Medium - Speaking in events - Contribute to Angular plugins & packages
  26. @JecelynYeen Deborah Kurata twitter.com/deborahkurata?lang=en - California, US - Video courses

    - Speaking in events - Blogging - Stackoverflow - Contribute to Angular documentation
  27. @JecelynYeen Yadong Xie github.com/vthinkxie - Hangzhou, China - Creator of

    Ng-Zorro - Contribute to various open source projects - Mentoring - Speaking in events - Hosting slack-like community
  28. @JecelynYeen Loiane Groner loiane.com - Tampa, US - Books author

    - Video tutorials - Blogging
  29. @JecelynYeen Jecelyn Yeen jec.fyi - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Organizing

    meetups & conferences - Speaking in events - Blogging
  30. @JecelynYeen Summary

  31. @JecelynYeen You are one before you get the title. the

    title GDE title is a cherry on top. Remember, it’s a recognition of you have done / are doing.
  32. @JecelynYeen Make positive impact. Stay update. Support the community.

  33. @JecelynYeen Apply? Get Involved. Start by doing. Be comfortable in

    sharing - speaking, writing and be helpful. Apply when you are ready.
  34. @JecelynYeen Ready to apply? Contact Local Googlers / GDEs You

    would most likely meet one during your community involvement, or community crowd who know them. All else failed, find them on social media or the GDE directory.
  35. @JecelynYeen More info developers.google.com/community/ experts Follow me on Twitter! link

  36. @JecelynYeen TL;DR; @frosty, Preparing to become a GDE https://medium.com/@frosty/preparing-to-become-a-gde-752b551c88df @stephenfluin,

    How to become an Angular GDE https://fluin.io/blog/how-to-become-an-angular-gde @WajahatKarim, Becoming a GDE in Android https://wajahatkarim.com/2020/02/gde/ @JecelynYeen, How was my 4 years experience as a GDE? https://jec.fyi/deck/becoming-a-gde This is my article. If you are interested about my journey. Read what’s other GDE / Googlers wrote about the program.
  37. @JecelynYeen Q & A