What's in a Name? the Various Titles Within Developer Relations

Posted on Thursday, Jul 11, 2019
Developer Advocate. Community Engineer. Developer Evangelist. Community Manager. Technical Writer. All these are job titles in DevRel, but what do they mean, and what do people think we do based on our titles? Jason, Mary, and PJ are joined by Bear Douglas, Director of Developer Relations at Slack, and Jeremy Meiss, Director of Community at Solace, to chat about the various roles within DevRel and what makes them all unique. Is it really all in the name?

Show Notes

Banana Bread Recipes

Bear: - Preheat oven to 350. - Sift dry ingredients together (honestly, dump in a bowl and fluff with a fork): – 1.5c flour – 1c sugar – 1 tsp baking soda – 12 tsp salt - Mash 3 overripe bananas in a bowl. - Beat in 1 egg. - Add 1 tbsp melted butter OR canola oil. - Mix wet ingredients into dry until just combined. - Add 1c “stuff” - chocolate chips and walnuts in my case - just combine.
- Bake in a loaf pan 1h15m.

Jeremy: Dry: 2c flour 1/2c sugar 1/2t baking soda 1/2t salt 2t baking powder

Wet: 1c mashed ripe bananas 1 egg 1/4c butter 1t orange zest 1/3c orange juice

Streusel: 2T butter 2T sugar 1/4c flour 1t orange zest

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Combine the dry ingredients thoroughly, then the wet ingredients (separately), then add the wet ingredients to the dry.
  • Put into a loaf pan (or muffin pans).
  • Combine streusel and then liberally sprinkle on top of the mixture in the pan(s).
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.

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Guests

Bear Douglas

Bear Douglas

Bear Douglas leads Developer Relations at Slack, where she and her team help developers build more pleasant and productive ways to work. Before Slack, she led the Developer Relations teams for the mobile and data platforms at Twitter, and worked on native mobile DevRel at Facebook and Parse. She’s passionate about developer experience, great documentation, and a cappella music.

Jeremy Meiss

Jeremy Meiss

Jeremy is the Director of Community at Solace, formerly at Auth0 and XDA. He is a lover of all things coffee, community, open source, and tech. He is also house-broken, and (generally) plays well with others.

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)

Jason Hand

Jason Hand

Senior Cloud Ops Advocate at Microsoft. Jason Hand writes, presents, and coaches on the principles and nuance of DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering, and modern incident management practices. Named “DevOps Evangelist of the Year” by DevOps.com in 2016, Jason recently authored a new book on the topic of Site Reliability Engineering. In addition to SRE, Jason has authored books with O’Reilly Media on the subject of post-incident reviews and Chatops. DevOpsDays Rockies organizer and host of the Front-range Site Reliability Meetup, Jason is dedicated to the latest trends in technology, sharing the lessons learned, and helping people continuously improve their IT and software development practices.

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.


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