Breaking Into DevRel

Posted on Friday, Feb 9, 2018
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 - https://devrelweekly.com/
Tito Event Software - https://ti.to/

Books
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman - https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374275637
Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NRQOR8K/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Events
Senty Scouts SF meetup - https://www.meetup.com/Sentry/
SF Tech Lady Picnic - https://www.meetup.com/SF-Tech-Lady-Picnic/ & https://twitter.com/TechLadyPicnic?lang=en

Tools
Toby Browser Extension - http://www.gettoby.com/
Notist Speaking Portfolio - https://noti.st/

For Fun:
Non Player Character at SFPlayhouse - https://www.sfplayhouse.org/sfph/2017-2018-season/non-player-character/
JukeBox - http://jqbx.fm/
Sorry Wrong Number - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorry,_Wrong_Number

Guests

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.

Hosts

Mary Thengvall

Mary Thengvall

Mary Thengvall is a connector of people at heart, both personally and professionally. She loves digging into the strategy of how to build and foster communities, and has been working with various developer communities for over 10 years. After several years of building community programs at O’Reilly Media, Chef Software, and SparkPost, she’s now consulting for companies looking to build out a Developer Relations strategy. She’s also the author of the first book on Developer Relations: The Business Value of Developer Relations (© 2018, Apress)

PJ Hagerty

PJ Hagerty

Developer, writer, speaker, musician, and Founder of DevRelate.io, PJ is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. Traveling to conferences and meet ups around the world, PJ likes to spread the word on the importance of community and coding, stressing the importance of outreach and focusing on the human side of being a coder. He is also known for wearing hats.