Internal vs. External DevRel

Posted on Friday, Jan 15, 2021
While DevRel holds some universal truths, there are times when there is a difference between how we handle our external communities as opposed to our internal communities. In bringing people together, some of the approaches and interested parties may change. How do we foster communities and communicate feedback within an organization? Is it so different from “traditional” DevRel?

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Guests

Kevin McIntosh

Kevin McIntosh

Kevin McIntosh is a professional software developer of 10 years, working as a Software Engineer as well as a brief stint recently as an internal developer advocate at Groupon, focusing on cloud migration adoption internally. His personal focus throughout his career has been wide, from leading LGBTQ+ employee resource groups with a focus on community growth and diverse recruiting pipelines, to improving scalable web systems through better design practices in Kubernetes, and a focus on how Javascript can be used effectively throughout tech stacks. Despite moving on from Developer Advocacy, he still focuses on a developer-first approach in identifying solutions for internal tools and practices through advocacy while still trying to get outdoors and experience the wildernesses that surround Seattle.

Aja Hammerly

Aja Hammerly

Programming language enthusiast. Also a Bisexual Dinosaur. Cloud Developer Relations Manager @ Google

Davey Shafik

Davey Shafik

Professional Developer, Author, and Speaker

Hosts

Wesley Faulkner

Wesley Faulkner

Wesley Faulkner is a first-generation American. He is a founding member of the government transparency group Open Austin and ran for Austin City Council in 2016. His professional experience also includes work as a social media and community manager for the software company Atlassian, a Developer Advocate for MongoDB, and various roles for the computer processor company AMD and Dell. Wesley Faulkner also serves as a board member for South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi).

PJ Hagerty

PJ Hagerty

PJ is the founder of DevRelate.io and a board member of Open Sourcing Mental Illness. He is an organizer of DevOps Days Buffalo, CodeDaze, and ElixirDaze. PJ is a developer, writer, speaker, musician, and Community Advocate. He is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. He is also known for wearing hats.