Common Pitfalls & Labyrinths: A DevRel Choose Your Own Adventure

You’ve arrived at a crossroads. Do you turn left or right? Just like the classic “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, in this talk, the audience will decide which path to take through the jungle of common DevRel pitfalls and labyrinths, led by their experienced tour guides: Jeremy Meiss, Mary Thengvall, and yours truly!  

Kicking off DevRelCon London’s Unconference, this talk offers an opportunity for audience members to choose the topics of discussion – letting attendees and online guests guide the presentation. The topics will include a round-up of the most popular DevRel questions of the day, addressing everything from metrics to org charts to budget. The conversation will be led by a trio of DevRel professionals who have 40+ years of combined experience.

This presentation contains FOUR different segments, with each segment being a five minute round-up of the topic. Then the audience gets five minutes for follow up questions and comments which must be shorter than a single tweet (280 characters!).

Sample topics MIGHT include:

  • Company vs Project: Which is More Important?
  • Measure All The Things (Or None Of The Things)
  • What’s In A Name? DevRel or Community or Avocados
  • To Tech Or Not To Tech? How Technical Do I Have To Be?
  • What Department SHOULD I Be In? Why? But Why? But… WHY?
  • How To Get The Biggest Budget In The World

Here’s the super keen bit!

Whether or not you’re attending DevRelCon London, you can VOTE on the topics we’ll discuss! To decide, jump over to Mary Thengvall’s tweet before 11 December 2019 1200 UTC, HEART your favorite topics or #AddYourOwn and the top FOUR topics will literally determine what we’ll talk about.


If you add your own, don’t forget to like it, too!



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