Ashley Willis (she/her) is a globally recognized speaker and technologist. A certified Golang GoogleDevExpert, she has dedicated her career to working with Open Source communities. She currently serves as the Director of Developer Relations for Microsoft Azure.
Quote: There are times when what you do will be mysterious to everyone…times when you have to change directions before people are ready. Just because someone does something that critics don’t like or understand doesn’t mean you’re failing…it probably means you’re growing.
– Jeff Buckley
April 19th, 2022 | 43 mins 48 secs
community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel
In the beginning, folks in DevRel had few paths outside of being an Individual Contributor. As our field has evolved, more opportunities have arisen for more strategic roles. DevRel leadership is one of the most sought after roles for many organizations in recent months. What should we look for when considering making the move to strategist versus the out front IC? What can we learn from those who have made that journey?