6 & 7

June

2019

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DevRelCon San Francisco: developer experience, developer relations and developer marketing. 6th and 7th June 2019, San Francisco.

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Join us at the 13th edition of DevRelCon to share and learn how the most successful developer-targeted companies build awareness, adoption and community for tools and infrastructure that developers love to use.

This year we're focusing on how to serve the diversity of needs represented in the developer community, as well as the usual themes of developer relations, developer experience, developer marketing and more.

Come together with expert practitioners from across the world to join the conversation about developer experience, developer relations, developer marketing and community.

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The amazing speakers at DevRelCon San Francisco 2019.

DevRelCon san Francisco: developer relations, developer experience and developer marketing. 6th and 7th June 2019, San Francisco.

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Schedule

Times are subject to change

GitHub Room
08.00

Registration and refreshments

09.00
Photograph of Matthew Revell
Tamao Nakahara
Nilay Yener

Welcome

Matthew Revell, Tamao Nakahara, Nilay Yener

09.10
Leandro Margulis

Leandro Margulis (TomTom)

Fireside chat

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GitHub Room MongoDB Room GitHub Lounge (Floor 2)
What we'll be discussing
DevRel fundamentals & metrics Bird of a Feather Discussions
09.35
Naomi Pentrel

Naomi Pentrel (MongoDB)

Planning your team's dev rel strategy

Discussion topic:

Live Coding

Discussion topic:

Burnout and Wellness

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10.00
Steve Pousty

Steve Pousty (CrunchyData)

Being Better At Developer Relations with Kathy Sierra's 'The Kick Ass Curve'

Discussion topic:

Live Coding (cont'd)

Discussion topic:

Burnout and Wellness (cont'd)

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10.25
Luke Kilpatrick

Luke Kilpatrick (Nutanix)

Building an enterprise developer marketing program from scratch

Discussion topic:

Storytelling

Discussion topic:

Impostor Syndrome

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10.50
Claire Hunsaker

Claire Hunsaker (Okta)

Personas: you're doing it wrong

Discussion topic:

Storytelling (cont'd)

Discussion topic:

Impostor Syndrome (cont'd)

11.10 - Break 1

GitHub Room MongoDB Room GitHub Lounge (Floor 2)
What we'll be discussing
DevRel fundamentals & Leadership Birds of a Feather Discussions
11.25
Katie Penn

Katie Penn (Twitch)

Leading with authenticity: tips for growing and nurturing developer communities

Discussion topic:

Hackathons

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11.50
Avital Tzubeli

Avital Tzubeli (Kaltura)

A shiny new developer portal

Discussion topic:

Hackathons (cont'd)

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12.15
Gerard Sans

Gerard Sans (AWS)

Creating high quality communities

Discussion topic:

Hacktoberfest

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Brandon West

Brandon West (AWS)

Distributed developer relations

Discussion topic:

Hacktoberfest (cont'd)

13.00 - Lunch

GitHub Room
13.50
Photograph of Matthew Revell
Tamao Nakahara
Nilay Yener

Welcome back

Matthew Revell, Tamao Nakahara, Nilay Yener

14.10
Benjamin Dunphy

Benjamin Dunphy (Real World React)

Why I bet my career on React

14.25
Kelsey Hightower

Kelsey Hightower (Google)

Fireside chat

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GitHub Room MongoDB Room
What we'll be discussing
Working with different personas Enterprise use cases
14.55
Amara Graham

Amara Graham (IBM)

One size doesn't fit all

Phil Leggetter

Phil Leggetter (Nexmo)

From start-up to enterprise

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15.20
Tarun Gangwani

Tarun Gangwani (Twitch)

Embracing the hobbyist persona

John Feminella

John Feminella (Pivotal)

Improving enterprise developer outcomes

15.40 - Break 2

GitHub Room MongoDB Room
What we'll be discussing
Start and lead with your user Leadership and managing healthy communities
16.00
Jamie Wittenberg

Jamie Wittenberg (Major League Hacking)

How to lose a dev in three ways

Jeremy Glassenberg

Jeremy Glassenberg (Pinn)

Marketplace management: managing difficult partners

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16.25

TBA

Dmitry Vinnik

Dmitry Vinnik (Salesforce)

Kindness engineering

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16.50
Judith Malnick

Judith Malnick (Hashicorp)

First build a bookshelf: providing context for developer learning

Jamie Cantrell

Jamie Cantrell (SAP)

Creating psychological safety in digital communities

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GitHub Room
17.15
Jen Sable Lopez

Jen Sable Lopez (OutSystems)

It starts with you: building a diverse dev rel team

17.40
Photograph of Matthew Revell
Tamao Nakahara
Nilay Yener

Closing remarks for day 1

Matthew Revell, Tamao Nakahara, Nilay Yener

17.45

Go to Reception on Floor 2

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Times are subject to change

GitHub Room
08.00

Registration and refreshments

09.00
Photograph of Matthew Revell
Tamao Nakahara
Nilay Yener

Welcome to day 2!

Matthew Revell, Tamao Nakahara, Nilay Yener

09.15
Daniel Zaltsman

Daniel Zaltsman (Digital Ocean)

750,000 pull requests in five years: what you can learn from Hacktoberfest

09.30
Matthew Revell

Matthew Revell (Hoopy)

Sustainable developer relations

09.50
Lusen Mendel

Lusen Mendel (Karat)

How raising the bar can plug a leaky pipeline

10.20 - Break 1

GitHub Room MongoDB Room
What we'll be discussing
Developer marketing and branding Growth hacking
10.35
Brian Douglas

Brian Douglas (GitHub)

Why do we have so many stickers?

Sydney Lai

Sydney Lai (Codecorgi)

Your first 100 developers

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11.00

TBA

Paige Paquette

Paige Paquette (Slack)

Building an army of advocates without a big budget

11.20 - Break 2

GitHub Room MongoDB Room GitHub Lounge (Floor 2)
What we'll be discussing
Knowledge diversity and onboarding Unconference
11.35
Taylor Barnett

Taylor Barnett (Stoplight)

Breaking down barriers to 'Hello World

Topic to be decided by attendees on the day

Topic to be decided by attendees on the day

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12.00
Adam DuVander

Adam DuVander (EveryDeveloper)

Towards a more inclusive developer portal

Topic to be decided by attendees on the day

Topic to be decided by attendees on the day

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12.25
Sid Maestre

Sid Maestre (Xero)

Redefining SDKs as software diversity kits

Topic to be decided by attendees on the day

Topic to be decided by attendees on the day

12.45 - Lunch

GitHub Room
13.35
Photograph of Matthew Revell
Tamao Nakahara
Nilay Yener

Welcome back

Matthew Revell, Tamao Nakahara, Nilay Yener

13.45
Tamao Nakahara
Baruch Sadogursky

Leadership skills

Tamao Nakahara, Baruch Sadogursky

14.00
Dana Oshiro

Dana Oshiro (Heavybit)

The defensibility and value in developer community

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GitHub Room MongoDB Room
What we'll be discussing
Innovation in developer relations Leadership and managing healthy user communities
14.30
Filip Hracek

Filip Hracek (Google)

Candid dev rel: The Flutter Boring Show and other ways we make ourselves look human

Alison Yu

Alison Yu (Indeed)

What’s brewing and cooking in your open source community? part 1

Switch

14.55
Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker (Twilio)

How Twilio leveled-up developer training with TwilioQuest

Shilla Saebi

Shilla Saebi (Comcast)

What’s brewing and cooking in your open source community? part 2

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15.20
Vinicius Senger

Vinicius Senger (AWS)

15 years of resumed experiences doing very live-demos

Ana Bahr

Ana Bahr (Target)

Why Target needed DevRel to attract and retain engineers

15.40 - Break 3

GitHub Room MongoDB Room GitHub Lounge (Floor 2)
What we'll be discussing
Moving to developer relations Unconference
16.00
Ben Greenberg

Ben Greenberg (Nexmo)

From the pulpit to developer relations: how being a rabbi prepared me for dev rel

Topic to be decided by attendees on the day

Topic to be decided by attendees on the day

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16.15
Amanda Moran

Amanda Moran (Datastax)

From software engineer to dev rel: the good, the bad, and the rewarding

Topic to be decided by attendees on the day

Topic to be decided by attendees on the day

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16.30
Lizzie Siegle

Lizzie Siegle (Twilio)

git fetch coffee: thoughts on interns and junior roles in dev rel

Topic to be decided by attendees on the day

Topic to be decided by attendees on the day

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GitHub Room
16.50

Conrad Holloman

Operation Code

17.05
Jeff Sandquist

Jeff Sandquist (Microsoft)

Talk TBA

17.30
Photograph of Matthew Revell
Tamao Nakahara
Nilay Yener

Goodbye!

Matthew Revell, Tamao Nakahara, Nilay Yener

17.45

After Party

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Organizers

The people behind DevRelCon San Francisco

Matthew Revell

Matthew Revell

Hoopy

Tamao Nakahara

Tamao Nakahara

WeaveWorks

Nilay Yener

Nilay Yener

Google

Venue

Dogpatch Studios, 991 Tennessee St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

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