Jennifer Ritzinger has been with Microsoft for 25 years, spending much of that time in the dynamic world of developer relations. She leads the Next Generation Experiences team which has the mission of inspiring and empowering students and rising developers everywhere to thrive with the Microsoft Cloud. Previously, Jennifer led Microsoft’s marquee events including Build, the Professional Developers Conference, TechEd, and MIX. She is the former co-host of a web series, WM_IN, featuring amazing females in the high-tech industry, and was a regular host of a web series featuring the team behind the scenes at Microsoft. She’s also a previous facilitator for Microsoft’s new employee orientation, imparting key company information and excitement to new recruits. Before joining Microsoft, Jennifer was a secondary school educator, teaching high school English.
November 16th, 2022 | 46 mins 51 secs
community management, developer experience, developer relations, devrel
These days, some DevRel teams advocate for, evangelize to, and create communities for SREs, Enterprise Architects, students, or decision-makers in early-stage startups, in addition to low-code or citizen developers.
While these people may fall outside of the traditional developer persona, many DevRel teams are looking to support these people who are using our technology for one-off solutions to their problems. We’re interested in learning more about whether this changes the scope of DevRel, and if so, how.