Breaking Into DevRel (Episode 21)

How do you know what to expect when you transition into Community & DevRel? This month, PJ and Mary chat with Emily Freeman and Chloe Condon about their experience and what they wish they had known.

Show Notes

Links from this episode:

DevRel / Tech Related:
DevRel Weekly -
Tito Event Software -

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman -
Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin -

Senty Scouts SF meetup -
SF Tech Lady Picnic - &

Toby Browser Extension -
Notist Speaking Portfolio -

For Fun:
Non Player Character at SFPlayhouse -
JukeBox -
Sorry Wrong Number -,_Wrong_Number

Chloe Condon

Chloe Condon

Former musical theatre actress and Hackbright Academy graduate, Chloe is now a Developer Evangelist at Sentry. Pre-Hackbright, she spent her nights and weekends performing in the Bay Area as a singer/actress and worked in tech by day. To support her theatre career, she started to learn to code through online resources. Perhaps the only engineer you’ll meet who has been in Hairspray, Xanadu, and Jerry Springer: the Opera, she is passionate about bringing people with non-traditional backgrounds into the world of tech. If you’re trying to place her face, yes – she’s the young woman giving the awkward thumbs up in the What It’s Like to be a Woman at a Tech Conference article (which she also wrote). A quick Google search of her will provide you with getting started with Docker videos, observability articles, theatre reviews, tech blogs, and videos of her singing.

Emily Freeman

Emily Freeman

After many years of ghostwriting, Emily Freeman made the bold (insane?!) choice to switch careers into software engineering. Emily is the author of DevOps for Dummies (April 2019) and the curator of JavaScript January — a collection of JavaScript articles which attracts 30,000 visitors in the month of January. A former VP of Developer Relations, Emily is a CloudOps Advocate at Microsoft and lives in Denver, Colorado.