Mo McElaney ( she/they) is Senior Manager of Open Source Developer Advocacy at IBM. Prior to this they worked as a Program Manager for IBM Quantum’s open source community team and as Developer Advocate for IBM’s Center for Open Source Data and Ai Technologies where they focused their work on ethics in Ai. Mo is on the board of the Vermont Technology Alliance and lives in frosty Vermont with her family, cats, and many plants.
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?