Breaking into DevRel - Panel


Most people think that DevRel means your job title is either Developer Advocate or Developer Evangelist.  Is this the case or is there anything more? Let’s see how these people are using their talent & position in the community as an opportunity to help others.

Language: English

Level: Non technical / For everyone

Thiago de Faria

Head of Solutions Engineering - LINKIT

Thiago started in Pure Mathematics, jumped to predicting things and realized it was utterly dependent on understanding the inner bits of software development and data pipelines. Thus, his primary concern changed: how to bridge the gap between ML and production? :-) DataOps FTW! He is an active part of the community (devopsdays Amsterdam, ITNEXT & Codemotion), a knowledge-sharer, a proud father and a DataOps Lead. Thiago is pathologically curious and a continuous learner. He knows that high-performing data teams must decrease time-to-market and build production-ready applications, always!

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Don Goodman-Wilson

Developer Advocate - GitHub

Don is a philosopher-engineer who advocates for platforms and developers, and has a passion for helping companies build developer strategies. He has previously worked with web security, chatbots, streaming media, embedded hardware, the model railroading industry, and academic philosophy. He enjoys statically typed languages and sailing, and lives with his wife and daughter in Amsterdam.

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Floor Drees

Product Marketing Manager - Microsoft


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K Rain Leander

OpenStack Liaison - Red Hat

K Rain Leander is a systematic, slightly psychic, interdisciplinary community liaison with a Bachelor’s in dance and a Master’s in IT. An epic public speaker, she has disappeared within a box stuffed with swords, created life, and went skydiving with the Queen. Seriously. Rain is an active technical contributor with OpenStack, RDO, TripleO, Fedora, CentOS and DjangoGirls. Come say hello. Bring cake.

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Jason Yee

Technical Writer/Evangelist - Datadog

Jason is a technical writer and evangelist at Datadog, where he works to inspire developers and ops engineers with the power of metrics and monitoring. Previously, he was the community manager for DevOps & Performance at O’Reilly Media and a software engineer at MongoDB. When he’s not speaking at conferences or helping organize them, he likes to spend time on planes “travel hacking” and hunting for interesting regional whiskey.

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