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Developer Relations, or: Jobs I Didn't Know Existed / Organizing a Django Girls Workshop

Developer Relations, or: Jobs I Didn't Know Existed / Organizing a Django Girls Workshop

Two lightning talks in one! A brief overview of Developer Relations, following by a deep-dive into DevRel in action — how the Django Girls workshop these talks were given at was organized. Slides have been slightly edited so that stilled GIFs don't block the text.

Originally given on March 5, 2017 by Michelle Carroll (@miiiiiche) and Elyssa Emrich (@elyemrich).

Transcript

  1. Developer Relations, or: Jobs I Didn’t Know Existed

  2. Developer Relations: What is it? What is it? A little

    bit of everything
  3. Travel Speaking Demos Listening to the community Community seat at

    the table Getting started resources Community recognition Swag Event planning Writing blog posts Booth staffing Ordering pizza all over the world Moderating forums Working with all-stars Community growth Community health Community happiness Encouraging contributions Encouraging evangelism in company Attending conferences Finding new use cases Helping users get help Advocating for the community All the email
  4. Travel Listening to the community Community seat at the table

    Community recognition Community growth Community health Community happiness Encouraging evangelism in company Helping users get help Advocating for the community All the email
  5. Increasing technical awareness, adoption, and community advocacy of the Elastic

    Stack
  6. Developer Relations • 7 years in tech • Broad human

    interests • ZERO programming qualifications • 1.5 years in tech • 7 years in community relations • 2 Coursera programming qualifications
  7. 7 Organizing a Django Girls Workshop

  8. 5 things I learned being a Django Girls Organizer

  9. 1. Organizing is fun!

  10. 2. Organizing is all about being organized

  11. 3. Learn new skillz

  12. 4. Celebrate

  13. 5. I want to keep organizing!

  14. None
  15. Resources • DevRel aggregate blog: devrel.net • DevRel / Community

    podcast: communitypulse.io • The Core Competencies of Developer Relations: medium.com/google-developers/the-core-competencies-of-deve loper-relations-f3e1c04c0f5b#.q1c9719cz • Defining Developer Relations: leggetter.co.uk/2016/02/03/defining-developer-relations.html