2008 - 2010
What is “DevRel”?
February 3, 2000 Developer + Relations
Relations(hips) with Developer(s)
build relationships with the developer community - Mary Thengvall
Ruthlessly eliminate any barrier that keeps you from building a relationship with your target audience, and them with you - me
What does this have to do with DevRel?
Um, I’ll just have a cup of co ee… - Befuddled co ee shop patron
“Coffee snob? Who, me?”
So what does this have to do with DevRel?
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. - Douglas Adams
So about this coffee/devrel metaphor?
the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner - Merriam-Webster
Empathy, aka Advocacy
Developers don’t care what you know, until they know that you care. - Me