Jeff Blankenburg spent the early part of his career in digital advertising, building websites for Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Ford Motor Company, among others. He also spent 8 years at Microsoft, primarily as an evangelist for any new technology he could get his hands on.
Today, he works on the Amazon Alexa team helping developers make Alexa even smarter. Jeff has also spoken at conferences all over the world, including London, Munich, India, Tokyo, Sydney, and New York, covering topics ranging from software development technologies to soft skill techniques. He also serves as an organizer for the Stir Trek conference
August 10th, 2022 | 41 mins 53 secs
community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel
Before the pandemic, we, as DevRel practitioners, focused most of our speaking efforts on in-person events. Now we have the option of speaking at in-person, virtual, and hybrid conferences. With this experience now in our rearview, let’s look ahead to rediscovering what the advantages are and what we get out of in-person events knowing what the other side looks like.