Developer Relations: Advocates, Evangelists, and Avocados

A presentation at Gluecon in in Broomfield, CO, USA by Mary Thengvall

Developer Relations is an industry known by many different names. Developer Advocacy, Community Management, Developer Evangelism, and even, for some (seemingly odd) reason, Developer 🥑. You’ve likely heard these terms being used over the last few years and there’s a high chance that someone you follow on Twitter just announced that they joined Microsoft or Google’s “Cloud Developer Advocate team.” This talk will help you understand not only what all of these terms mean — Developer Advocate, Evangelist, even Avocado — and more importantly, why, as a developer or ops professional, you should care.



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