Every other week on Thursday 3PM EDT/ET (with some exceptions), Fred and his guests discuss #devrel (developer relations) and learn about new things with the guests’ demos. Join us live for the next #devrelshow and ask your questions to us
Are you a Developer Advocate? If so, I want YOU to participate to the devrel show, so fill the form.
The idea is simple, we will have a discussion about developer relations, who you are, what you do, tips you want to share, how you became one of us, your employer and anything that make sense. Lastly, you will give a technical demo for the audience: it can be anything, like an OSS project you contributed to or created, a cool application you built, a programming language you master or even the amazing product from your actual employer: product pitch encouraged as it’s about learning tools, services or applications that can be useful for the audience. This is an important part of the show: it’s not just about discussing devrel, it’s also a show to help the audience learn new things.
The public is mostly developers, DevOps and GitOps practitioners, so a technical audience. My goal is to give visibility to other developer advocates, foster a better understanding and demystify our role, help people who want to join the devrel journey to find some inspiration, and lastly, showcase cool tech folks may not know about!
Outside of the demonstration part of the show (even that), no need to prepare anything: it will be a casual discussion between two humans. It will be live on YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Twitch: so no video edition, even after, and no worries, shit happens, nobody dies. I don’t mind people swearing (I do) or that you are in your bath during the interview, but I will not tolerate any form of hate speech. Here are some guidelines to review before the show.
Some companies name this role differently, so your title can be different (i.e., Technical Evangelist, Developer Evangelist, VP of DevRel, Developer Relations manager…) as long as your role is one that feels like your title could be interchanged with the terms Developer Advocate. I may open the show to other people working within the Developer Relations’ team, but for now, the concept remains around Developer Advocates.
Simply said, I do not care about your years of experience in this field. It doesn’t matter as juniors, seniors, principals or whatever your seniority is, everyone has something interesting to bring to the table, and talk about.
Individual contributors or managers can be guests, as long as you are still technical enough to manage the demonstration part of the show. After all, the audience is a technical one.
Unfortunately no, the demonstration part of the show is quite important. As a reminder it can be anything, like an OSS project you contributed to or created, a cool application you built, a programming language you master or even the amazing product from your actual employer. Product pitches are even encouraged as it’s about learning tools, services or applications that can be useful for the audience.
Unfortunately, no, as it will make it harder for the demonstrations part of the show. I will also not release audio-only versions of the episodes for the same reason. Lastly, to make it more interesting for people watching, the guests will need to have their cameras on. I understand that it’s making the show inaccessible for guests who prefer to not use the webcam, nor to the listeners who are visually impaired (at least the demonstration part won’t be appealing in most cases), so I’ll try to think about something, but for now, it’s video only, sorry.